Double Ships Wheel Shadowbox Display

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 07-13-2017 04:49 AM 1455 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I recently had a customer bring me a section of teak deck originally from the quarter deck of the USS Midway (CV-41). I was asked to refinish the decking and mount 2 ships wheel shadow boxes into it. The shadowbox on the left was my customers wife’s. She retired a few years ago. The one on the right was the husbands who retired a couple weeks ago. The shadowboxes are embedded into the deck. I marked out the shape of the back of each box and cut out sections of the deck to match. Once installed I cut a piece of half inch oak laminate and mounted it on the back securing it and the shadowboxes in place. The deck and back were finished with clear lacquer. The overall size of this is 4’ x 7’. The customer has a big house with vaulted ceilings so he does have a perfect wall to mount and display this on.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 07-13-2017 04:52 AM

Very nice work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 07-13-2017 01:47 PM

Well done. Nice piece.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 07-13-2017 02:46 PM

Interesting story and nice work too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 07-13-2017 03:34 PM

Realy great idea to put shadow box into marine wheel, very well executed.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-13-2017 07:47 PM

This shadowbox is so beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 07-14-2017 05:37 AM

Nice job Tim.
I’m still kicking myself for not taking a sample of a shaving of the deck of the Missourie.
They were on sale at Pearl Harbour a few years ago for $10.
How could I have missed that opportunity.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 08-10-2017 11:11 AM

Wow isn’t that so cool !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#8 posted 08-10-2017 11:53 PM

Another great job Tim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 08-11-2017 07:37 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments. It was fun working on this unique project.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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