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Forum topic by RiverWood posted 02-26-2013 11:02 PM 1650 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2013 11:02 PM

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My son is retiring from the Navy soon. Being retired Air Force I am not that familiar with the sea chest tradition. I have, of course looked at the ones posted here and other places on the web. I am sure there are many Navy folks out there that can give me ideas for the perfect chest. One big question is the size. He is a Gunners Mate if that helps with ideas. I plan to use mainly walnut with cherry accents. Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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#1 posted 02-26-2013 11:11 PM

This may not be what you are looking for, but I remembered that I had a picture of a captains writing box which is pretty neat. Maybe it could be modified to serve as a storage chest.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 02-27-2013 12:43 AM

Thanks Wayne for the link. I like the chest. I am gonna use a smaller version to hold his 1911 inside the bigger chest. I think I have enough brass for it. Great idea, thanks again

-- My favorite projects were firewood bound

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#3 posted 02-28-2013 01:46 AM

If you have not looked yet go to (not my site but a fellow chiefs) They have a retirement section with some links to Navy guys who make shadow boxes. I bet you could get some good ideas there.

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#4 posted 03-02-2013 05:44 PM

My thanks to you and your son for your service to our country. May God bless.

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