Coast Guard Cutter Hat Box

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 09-13-2019 11:35 AM 788 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was recently asked by a newly selected Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer to make him a custom hat box that reflected the look of the bow of a Coast Guard cutter. He is a Boatswains Mate so he wanted the top to have the capstans and anchor chain since that is part of the equipment he is responsible for. He asked for the Chiefs anchor to be on the bow and the Coast Guard “Racing Stripe” on the side as it is on the ship. I have included a picture of the Coast Guard Cutter he asked me to use as the design reference. The hat box is made from cherry and finished with 5 coats of clear lacquer. The artwork on the glass, bow and sides were done by my wife with our laser machine. I have made many different kinds of hat boxes over the years but I think this one is the most unique.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 09-13-2019 01:10 PM

very nicely done, Tim !!
the Chief will treasure it for many years to come and I’m sure
it will turn into a family heirloom.




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#2 posted 09-13-2019 01:37 PM

Nicr box… Play with angles here is the most important

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-13-2019 03:23 PM

Well done Tim! Very creative and excellent craftsmanship. 10+ for sure.

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

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#4 posted 09-13-2019 08:18 PM

Nicely done!
I’m sure that Coasty will appreciate your fine work.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#5 posted 09-14-2019 01:58 AM

Nice job Tim. I like the boat effect on the design.

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

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#6 posted 09-14-2019 09:34 AM

Real nice box, Tim! Nice work on the details/logos too!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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