Shadow Box to be

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Blog entry by Roger posted 813 days ago 1152 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the beginnings of a shadow box I’m making for my inlaws. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Dec. ‘2011. I hope to get it done soon. It’s going to be made of Walnut and Oak. Similar to the frame I made for them of the whole fam damily. Feels good to get out to the shop. I’d like to do more things that I wanna do, instead of all the things I have ta do. Ya know what I mean.
Thnx in advance for lookin. Not much to see just yet.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#1 posted 813 days ago

You do have a real cool shop, Roger. I’ll stay tuned to see the progress of your shadow box. I am sure it will be something Cool! (with a capitol “C”) Have fun!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 813 days ago

Thnx Sheila. Appreciate it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 813 days ago

Going to be a beauty from the woods you are using!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 813 days ago

If they just had their 60th anniversary, I wouldn’t wait too long! Your shop is my kinda shop: neat,clean, and organized. Looking forward to the finished product.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 813 days ago

Tuned for the finished box ;)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#6 posted 813 days ago

Wow, 60 years. It makes me feel like a newly wed. I’m sure your inlaws will greatly appreciate a present made specially for them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 813 days ago

It sounds like they have had a good life together and I’m sure that they will be thrilled by what you are making for them. It looks like you have made a good start.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 813 days ago

Look forward to seeing more, I know it will be great when finished!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#9 posted 813 days ago

It’s great to hear about people who are whole heartedly commited to one another, the way it should be. It may be just a pile of lumber now but soon it will be something to be cherished.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#10 posted 812 days ago

I plan to keep an eye out for further progress.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#11 posted 812 days ago

Got a few more pics to add
adding the Oak strips

lil bit o glue

a piece o plexi

some profiled edging

the good ole miter sled

I know I’m s-l-o-w….. but, what the hay, there is no race, no time constraint/s. Just one step at a time. Thnx again fer looks. Comments and/or critiques are always welcome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 812 days ago

All right Roger. I am interested in seeing the outcome of this gift for such a special occasion.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#13 posted 793 days ago

Wow! I can’t believe its been 20 days since I posted these. Anyway, I’m s-l-o-w.. Have been busy with things ya have ta do, but don’t wanna do, but, still do, and seems to take forever. Ok, anyway, I am gettin this thing closer to being done. After a few more coats o clear, I’ll let me wife load it up with her parents keepsakes from their anniversary party, and I’ll post a finished project…. Yea, me…. Super glad I’m not on any schedule
Whoops, had to come back to post a few pics…........ Wow, how do I do anything… Don’t say it, I know yer thinkin it…

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 793 days ago

We like it s l o w.
I read slow.
great pics Roger.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#15 posted 787 days ago

This is finished, kinda. Kat’s gotta put the back in it with all the decor, etc. When she gets that done, I’ll be able to post it in a finished project…....... Yea!!
After 3 coats of a mixture

This will match they frame that houses the whole fam damily.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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