Retiring Marine

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  1. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    A group of Marines got together and decided to have me build a Footlocker for a retiring Marine of 29 years. The Footlocker was to have the Chevron on the Left top panel, his rank and name with M-60 machine gun on the center panel, and the Globe and Anchor on the right. Front center panel to have Marines raising flag at Iwo Jima. Inside the lid is a plaque that has a special poem that the guys wrote. The tray is covered with 1/4 inch glass and is to receive the folded Flag and a padded area for all his medals. Turned out quite nice. Of course that is my opinion.
    Remember I am not a photographer so the pictures do not do it justice. I know the colors are off on the panel shots, but I do not know how to correct it.

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    17 pulls, into the propwash...
    Excellent work! And what a way to honor one of our servicemen!
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  5. Woodnut

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    Eddie, that was the drawing he gave me. Thanks for noticing.
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    OK, no prob. Thought that's what it might be. Still very nice work. Just out of curiosity, how long did it take to complete?
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    Eddie,
    I didn't really keep up with the hours. Probably I could build in about 3-4 days, the finish is what takes the longest. I hate waiting on finish to dry as well as applying it. I wish I could just build in the rough and let someone else do the finishing, but no one will do that. LOL.
    That's what really takes a lot of time.
    If I had all the material in the shop I think I could build it in the rough in about a day, not over 12 hours, but then there is the finish.
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  8. Shooter45

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    Carl, as usual, excellent work and I know one retired Marine who will be very proud.
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    Beautiful work!
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    :eek: GORGEOUS!!!! :eek:
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    Have you ever tried pre-catalyzed lacquer? Fast drying, quick to re-coat. Can shoot about 4 coats in an hour, let it sit for a couple hour sand rub it out. Wear a good mask, like auto body painters use. A good durable finish, and looks great. I prefer the satin or even the flat.

    Nice job on the chest-very cool. I'd like to borrow that laser...
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    Very nice!
  13. Woodnut

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    I will keep up with this post in order to try that finish, that is a new one on me. I will have to find out where to buy it and how to use it but it sounds great.
    Any time you want something lasered just get with me and we can work out a deal, I'm sure.

    Thanks to all the others for the kind words about the chest.
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    I am sure that retired Marine will love and cherish that chest for as long as he lives.Beautiful job.
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    great work on it woodnut. Brass hardware stays with marines and keeps brasso in his blood lol. overall a very nice piece of work , But then i never saw you do any bad work .keep it up .
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