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Project by Mike001 posted 09-17-2014 01:26 AM 876 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Col L’s box was similar to Col I’s, but with a bit more stuff. Zoomie with a lot of …black world service. Great service to our country. Honored to build it. Used Minwax provincial stain, semi-gloss lacquer, crushed velvet picture mat. Used clear Locktite Stick and Seal to mount items.

-- "Always with Honor"





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DonB

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#1 posted 09-17-2014 11:58 AM

Thank the gents for their service. “Zoomies” are in a world of their own. Nice work on their boxes. Same design as mine only with Golden Oak stain. Hope they enjoy retirement.

-- DonB

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crossfacecraddle

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#2 posted 09-17-2014 03:21 PM

This case is awesome! I build flag cases to hold the large interment flags for friends and family and would like to start including a shadow box as you do. Can you elaborate some on how you attach the Col’s ribbons and awards to the felt? Do you remove the backs and pins or do you push the pins into the back? I have tried using a piece of corrugated cardboard behind the felt that is glued to the back and have had mixed results.Thanks
John

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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Mike001

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#3 posted 09-17-2014 04:10 PM

This box actually has picture frame mat as the background and I also use felt . Mat costs a bunch, but looks the best when you have a lot of space between items. Also the thin ribbon and medal sets you can order work much better, but I also do the regular racks too. Either way I break the pins off the backs of everything file them as close as I can then glue them on. You could (and I have) push the pins through the mat into the plywood back, but getting it in the perfect position is harder and sometimes you can break the pins and it may loosen up later and fall to the bottom. RTV is good, goop works, but I like the crystal clear Locktite in case some of it squeezes out from beneath. I’ve also used 5-min epoxy before when they want something heavy (like a brick or chunk of a building in there. The smaller stuff and Lt bars are the hardest to get them to hold without getting some squeezeout. Good luck.

-- "Always with Honor"

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crossfacecraddle

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#4 posted 09-18-2014 01:25 PM

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.
John

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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