Air Force Shadow Box

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Project by Cweatherl posted 06-08-2014 09:24 PM 2188 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my cousin who is getting ready to retire as a Master Sergeant from the Air Force. The body is solid White Oak and the inlays are Black Walnut.

-- If you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will. Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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#1 posted 06-08-2014 09:47 PM

Great job! I love the detailed work. He should love it… I do!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 06-08-2014 09:58 PM

Does anyone have a good source for LED lights to mount inside?

-- If you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will. Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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#3 posted 06-08-2014 10:20 PM

very nice attention to detail. the lines seem to match perfectly

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 06-08-2014 10:31 PM

Your project turned out really nice. That will make a great gift. You could do a Google search for cut and solder strip led lights or LED lights

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 06-09-2014 12:20 AM

Absolutely stunning!!!! Well done man!!!!

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#6 posted 06-09-2014 12:28 AM

Thank you guys. I found this for lighting. It could work out to about $22 each box. And the short one will make 5 boxes worth.

-- If you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will. Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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#7 posted 06-09-2014 01:18 AM

What a great way to honor your cousin! Beautiful job!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#8 posted 06-09-2014 12:34 PM

Awesome work. very creative, loveit

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#9 posted 06-09-2014 01:54 PM

Looks Awesome! I hope mine turns out as nice looking.

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#10 posted 06-09-2014 08:38 PM

Saw this on reddit as well – very nicely done!

-- Josh // "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey

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Mark Smith

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#11 posted 06-09-2014 10:15 PM

On those LED lights, don’t forget you also need a power supply. The power supply on that website is $66. If you’re interested, I have some LED strips that are 14” long and are powered through a USB power supply. So you can plug them into a computer, or you can get the small 120 volt plug that has the USB plug built into it. The only ones I have right now are blue, green, and I think I have some red ones left. Blue may look nice in an Air Force box.

And by the way, that box is very nice. Send me a private message if you’re interested in the LED’s I have.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA.,

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#12 posted 06-10-2014 12:11 AM

Great looking shadow box! I’m sure your cousin will really appreciate it!

-- Dean

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#13 posted 09-16-2015 01:57 PM

This is beautiful! I am not that advanced, my hubs is retiring soon. Interested in making another one?

-- afwife_creative, APO AE

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#14 posted 09-16-2015 02:48 PM

This turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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