Ships Helm

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Project by Lu76 posted 07-28-2015 03:28 AM 1019 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Ships Helm that I built for a retired U.S. Navy Boatswain Mate. The wheel itself is Red Oak with Mahogany inserts, Cherry cross anchors representing the Boatswain Mate rate, Black Walnut cross and topped with Soft Maple rings. I used dark walnut oil for the finish. It is always a honor and a privilege to pay tribute and build a shadow box for a veteran that is departing from the armed forces. Fair winds and following seas Shipmate.

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#1 posted 07-28-2015 10:35 AM

I like the style and message in your work. The Bos’n will like this I’m sure. Originally I thought you had the E7 and E8 anchors reversed on the right side, but I’m not sure about that as the picture is not very clear.

-- DonB

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#2 posted 07-28-2015 01:38 PM

This is very creative and a great shadow box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 07-31-2015 01:00 PM

Great design but I do have to say the flag should never be upside down (I was scolded for that once myself). It is only displayed upside down in times of distress. I’m also a 19 year Master Sergeant in the Air Force. Beautiful box still just some FYI.

-- I cut three boards and all four were too short.

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