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Curved Top Sea Chest

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Project by thelastdetailcww posted 01-29-2018 05:36 AM 1508 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I completed for a local Navy Captain. He wanted to have his spouse and his career all in one chest. (She had quite the surprise) Additionally he asked if I could add their kids names and “God Family and Country”. He left that up to me to figure out. After a little brain storming I decided to add it to the trim of the chest, in maple, separated by stars that were made from abalone shell. I thought the abalone would add a nice nautical touch. The letters on the maple banners were inlayed with walnut.
Thanks for Visiting!
Ken

-- Ken





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sugarpine

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#1 posted 01-29-2018 05:52 AM

Great job Ken. Once again your work outshines everyone.

-- sugarpine

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Lee Scott

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#2 posted 01-29-2018 10:53 AM

Love the contrasting colors of maple and walnut: tops!!
What was your method of constructing the curved top? Looking to put together a smaller version myself.

-- "Once you stop learning, you start dying" - Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 01-29-2018 12:37 PM

A fantastic beautifully crafted chest and a great memorial to a distinguished career.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 01-29-2018 02:20 PM

This is an outstanding sea chest.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Richard

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#5 posted 01-29-2018 02:39 PM

Very Nice and Well done Ken!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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AAWW2005

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#6 posted 01-29-2018 04:24 PM

Nice piece, well done!

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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#7 posted 01-29-2018 05:23 PM

Fantastic!

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Northwest29

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#8 posted 01-29-2018 07:19 PM

Excellent craftsmanship!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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doubleG469

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#9 posted 01-29-2018 07:20 PM

WOW! very nice.

-- I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas

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Tim_CPWD

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#10 posted 01-30-2018 02:08 AM

Great job. Beautiful sea chest.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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#11 posted 01-30-2018 07:58 PM

It’s a masterpiece! I like all details and the sign.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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GTStory

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#12 posted 01-28-2019 08:47 PM

Do you have the plans for this Sea Chest?

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thelastdetailcww

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#13 posted 01-29-2019 01:40 PM

This was modified from plans I found online. Didn’t care for the plans so I modified it a little bit….

-- Ken

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