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Project by Masterchief posted 02-12-2009 04:10 AM 3477 views 6 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All, it has been a great time stince I have joined up here on Lumberjocks and thank you so much for such great inspirational ideas. This is my last posting for a long while as I head back to Sea for 3 years and forward deploying to Afgan and off the coast of Africa (pirate patrol). So after this project it is time to break down the shop and save it for another day.

The chest is made from Texas Pecan and White Ash. I got the idea from Fine Woodworking but did not want to build the one they displayed but build one unique to my own design. The construction is all mortise and tenon (with through tenons). The panels are solid Ash and all from one board as you can see the grain wraps all the around the chest. The finish I am using is Danish Oil, Tung Oil, Wipe-on Poly and wax. I still have to make the sliding drawer for the interior.

I will post final pictures once completed and again thank you guys and Ladies for such a great time and see you again soon.

-- When you are at a point in life and you think there is nothing more to learn, then you must understand that you have learned nothing at all. Billy

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#1 posted 02-12-2009 04:15 AM

That is a great looking project, and thanks for serving and protecting our country.

-- bryano

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#2 posted 02-12-2009 04:18 AM

We salute you SeniorChief and look forward to seeing you again soon on LJ’s. Please take care and God be with you.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 02-12-2009 04:28 AM

God be with you and your loved ones. I will be looking forward to your return.

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#4 posted 02-12-2009 04:28 AM

Very nice, I love how the wood accents eachother. Thank you for your service, be safe and take care. :)

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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#5 posted 02-12-2009 04:38 AM

Looks good! Best of luck to you on pirate patrol!

And, if you are the same SeniorChief from over at, drop in there and let them know where you are off to.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#6 posted 02-12-2009 04:51 AM

Keep ‘em squared away, Chief!

Have the sweepers man their brooms- clean sweep down fore and aft. The fantail is closed.

Stay Safe!!

AQF-3 ‘63-’66

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 02-12-2009 04:54 AM


project turned out great!

thank you for all that you do to protect our country and the freedoms it provides!!

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#8 posted 02-12-2009 05:05 AM

Another beauty, looks like your having a great time!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 02-12-2009 05:07 AM


Another Beauty! I wish you Fair Winds and Following Seas Brother!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#10 posted 02-12-2009 05:31 AM

and again fair winds and following seas. we wait your return.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#11 posted 02-12-2009 05:34 AM

Senior Chief -

Thank you for your service to our country! I wish you a safe deployment.

This is a beautiful chest. Wonderful lines, great wood selection and an outstanding finish. Great job matching the grain on the front panels . . . an often overlooked detail.

Fair Winds and Following Seas Senior Chief!

David Pruett

The Folding Rule Blog


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#12 posted 02-12-2009 05:38 AM

Chief: Fair sailing and come back to us healthy and happy. We all appreciate what you are doing for our country.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#13 posted 02-12-2009 05:42 AM

Come back in one piece and put those talents to work when you return. and thanks chief

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#14 posted 02-12-2009 06:04 AM

Great going away post, Senior Chief!

Thank you for your service, and BE SAFE!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 02-12-2009 06:18 AM

Be careful, Senior Chief, let us know when you get back, maybe tell a story about your tour if you feel up for it. Calm seas and god’s watchful eye be with you,

“A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.”
President Theodore Roosevelt, 2 December 1902, second annual message to Congress .

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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