Broken Service Shadowbox

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Project by Matt posted 09-04-2014 12:03 AM 1161 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Brother retired after 8 years USMC followed by 12 years USN. The box was a fun, easy build, the interior was the pain. I’ll stick to making sawdust as sewing is obviously not my bag. Much thanks to my wife for making the uniforms come even close to meeting up.

Cherry wood, natural finish.

-- Matt

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#1 posted 09-04-2014 12:10 AM


I’m glad to see your brother wised up after 8 years!


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#2 posted 09-04-2014 12:34 AM

Awesome looking shadow box! I love the way you “married” the two Services inside the box. I’m sure your brother will really appreciate it!

-- Dean

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#3 posted 09-04-2014 02:12 AM

What a unique display that generations will enjoy.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#4 posted 09-04-2014 02:58 AM

Very unique, and a great job. a little degrading to an Marine uniform though, but all is forgiven. Thanks to your brother for his service.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 09-04-2014 03:02 AM

Wow, that is quite a unique display, one your brother can definitely be proud of and a real family treasure. Well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#6 posted 09-04-2014 12:22 PM

Very cool work you both have done!!!
Tell your brother thank you for me and my family!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#7 posted 09-04-2014 01:40 PM

This is a wonderfully creative project. It looks great.

BTW, do you ever catch the uniforms fighting with each other?

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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#8 posted 09-04-2014 04:33 PM

Tell your wife she did an EXCELLENT JOB of mating the halves together.

Overall, this thing is something his children, grandchildren and GREAT grandchildren can be proud of FOREVER!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 09-04-2014 07:45 PM


I m glad to see your brother wised up after 8 years!


- Chris208

Chris , you Stole my comment. At least he got it right for the last 12 years. I guess he finaly figured out who was really Paying him so he just went to work them.

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