I have installed the last seven plugs, Installed latch mechanisms for the shadow box area, and put in the felt. The only thing I have left is adding a little finish, installing the mirror after it’s engraved, and filling the shadow box with memories of an interesting career. I will post the completed pictures when I have it ready for presentation. I hope people found the build interesting and helpful.
-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project