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We bid a final goodbye to USS DALLAS SSN 700 in December. I spent six wonderful years serving onboard and miss it still. I wanted a way for my shipmates and me to have something to hold to remind us of when we were young and on the adventure of our lives.

 

The only part of a submarine that is wood is the in the battery well. This is fine grade maple infused with paraffin wax. The wood holds and supports the batteries with no chance of a spark setting off hydrogen gas.

 

Our lady no longer needed the wood and I was blessed to have some sent to me. The wood is hard to work as the wax and battery acid are a problem. But when you give it some love the results are wonderful. Here are some of the items I have made.5aa5fa3cef695_bellboard.JPG.098a5c78ff44c55da924348bb33ff799.JPG              

Turtle Neck 2.JPG

Mermaid 2.JPG

DALLAS WOOD WAX 1.JPG

DALLAS PLAQUE ready to ship.JPG

Shave 1.JPG

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