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Retirement Sea Trunk - 30 Year Master Chief, USN

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Project by SubmarineChief posted 11-03-2019 05:46 AM 896 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Massive Sea Trunk to commemorate the completion of 30 years of naval service.
Crafted from Mahogany, Ash, Curly Maple, Oak, Pine, Poplar and Hawaiian Koa, this trunk is substantial; standing at 30.5 inches tall, 25” in width and 40 inches in length. Total weight is yet to be determined, but let’s just say that I now need two people to maneuver it.

I used a mix of polished and antiqued brass for structural integrity and aesthetics.
The lid will is supported by two gas struts and locked into place with brass latches.

The inside of the trunk is layered with pine and poplar for aromatic and contrast reasons. There are four coin racks, 2 stacked drawers and one very large storage in the bottom for uniforms, weapons and whatever else will fit. There is a storage behind the port hole, accessible from the top for his combination cover and another storage for his original CPO vessel and charge book in addition to a mini cutlass and other nick naks.

The lighting is controlled from two switches on the back of the trunk.

Thank you for viewing!

-- www.bubbleheadww.com





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Ivan

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#1 posted 11-03-2019 10:05 AM

Very rich decoration, beautiful chest.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Peteybadboy

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#2 posted 11-03-2019 10:19 AM

First thank you for your service. Master Chief is impressive, so is the chest!

-- Petey

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Steve

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#3 posted 11-03-2019 09:32 PM

That’s an amazing keepsake.

I love all the different woods used and the interior looks very well laid out. You don’t see too many chest like this anymore.

Well done!

On a side-note – it looks like you enlisted a few weeks before Desert Storm. Was that timing coincidental or was that part of the plan? * Since it’s not really any of my business, feel free to ignore if you’d rather not discuss.

Excellent work on the chest, regardless!

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Craftsman on the lake

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#4 posted 11-03-2019 10:11 PM

That is pretty amazing. Wow!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Dark_Lightning

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#5 posted 11-03-2019 10:14 PM

Wow, that thing is nice, and huge!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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SubmarineChief

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#6 posted 11-04-2019 10:24 AM

Oh I built this for a Master Chief. I enlisted in 2002 after 9/11 happened.


That s an amazing keepsake. I love all the different woods used and the interior looks very well laid out. You don t see too many chest like this anymore.

Well done!

On a side-note – it looks like you enlisted a few weeks before Desert Storm. Was that timing coincidental or was that part of the plan? * Since it s not really any of my business, feel free to ignore if you d rather not discuss.

Excellent work on the chest, regardless!

- Steve


-- www.bubbleheadww.com

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BusterB

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#7 posted 11-04-2019 02:17 PM

What a fitting tribute for 30 years of service…well done.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#8 posted 11-05-2019 06:48 AM

Indeed! Very impressive from one 30 year Submarine Master Chief to another – thanks for your service. Submarine service being the only way to fly. I am impressed with the placement and presentation of the “artifacts”, and the use of various woods to capture the desired visual effects. A beautiful way to present a rusty ole anchor.

To SubmarineChief: I like your picture.

-- DonB

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