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  1. Chart Hat Box

    I just built this hat box for a newly selected Coast Guard Chief. He came to me with an idea to incorporate a marine chart on the inside of the box and certificates from special events in his career like crossing the Equator and going above the Artic Circle on the outside. I used my CNC...
  2. Coast Guard Cutter Hat Box

    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...
  3. Double Flag Hat Box

    I was commissioned to build this double flag hat box for a recently promoted Coast Guard Chief. Since he works in law enforcement he wanted it to resemble an ammo crate so that was the look I was "shooting" for. This is made from solid walnut and finished with clear lacquer. The USCG Chiefs...
  4. shaker hat boxes

    I thought I'd play around with Shaker boxes a while ago. A customer saw them and wanted a hat box. Of course I can never make just one, so I made a couple. I had some trouble with the tops warping, so went back and remade the tops using either veneer of quartersawn wood. That solved that...
  5. Fire Fighters Hat Box

    I was asked to build this hat box as a Christmas present for a clients wife. She was raised by her Grandfather and he was a Los Angeles firefighter. He has since passed away but she has his dress uniform hat, his badge and some other uniform memorabilia. The design request was that the hat be...
  6. A Hat Display Box

    The story leading up to overkill. For an enlisted man or woman in the US Navy there are a few days that hold significant meaning to them. For me those days are the day that I graduated boot camp, the day I retired from active duty, and the most significant was the day that I was initiated as a...
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