Hat Box

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Project by gsesupport1 posted 02-21-2014 03:14 AM 2392 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little history behind the box.

Since before WWII… the combination cover has been the distinguishing symbol of the Chief Petty Officer! Way back then, when a Sailor was promoted to CPO, they only changed their hat! They still wore the blue dungarees (watch and old WWII movie and you will see)... So, the Combination Cover is the MOST CHERISHED possession!!! During initiation CPO selectees would be charged with making an appropriate container for this ICON of making CPO!

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#1 posted 02-21-2014 05:46 AM

Very nice box, very interesting story.

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#2 posted 02-21-2014 09:12 AM

Where is the hat?

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#3 posted 02-21-2014 04:44 PM

The implication is that you’ve been selected as a CPO. If true, Congrats!

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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#4 posted 02-22-2014 01:35 AM

The box was made for a friend who had been promoted to the officer ranks. Sorry no hat in the box. I myself am a retired Chief.

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#5 posted 02-22-2014 01:37 AM

Very Nice Work indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


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#6 posted 02-27-2014 02:50 PM

Like those pretty grains and finish on wood. That’s a great home for the most treasured hat. Great job!

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