Cherry Navy shadowbox

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Project by tpayne posted 10-30-2014 04:04 AM 1295 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So after a lot of time in the sun I finish this project it’s made from Cherrywood with maple splines. I spent so much time with the box I was sad to see it go but the new owner loves it so much. And what a way to show off a proud military career.

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#1 posted 10-30-2014 09:50 AM

Great job. I have used those small covers in the past….gives me the impression this is a deep, heavy box. LDO, PAMO….I probably know the recipient.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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Charles Maxwell

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#2 posted 10-30-2014 11:34 AM

In Navy signal parlance, “BRAVO ZULU,” which means WELL DONE!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#3 posted 10-30-2014 03:06 PM

Those small covers in the box taught me a very important lesson on superglue vapors in enclosed spaces. If you glue everything together then Seal in the box you’ll wake up in the morning with fingerprint marks on the black rims and they are hard to get off.

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 10-30-2014 09:01 PM

Wowzie… a looks like a mustang aviator type… must have put in 30 years, as the ranks and awards tally up to two full careers.

Who carved the horse?

Great layout and execution of the design and worthy of the recipients accomplishments.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#5 posted 10-31-2014 12:04 AM

Wow, that is a great looking shadow box! I’m sure he’s thrilled with it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 01-03-2015 07:35 AM

wow – that is one massive shadow box – well done!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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