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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 01-01-2015 01:57 AM 1040 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was recently commissioned to build this sword case for an Air Force Officer. This is done in Cherry with a red mahogany stain. My wife and I work as a team on these projects. I do all the woodwork and she does the installation of everything inside. We have been doing shadowboxes together for 18 years.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns





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AlBCuttnWud

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#1 posted 01-01-2015 07:12 AM

Great job. Hate to question but the sword looks more like a U.S. Navy officer’s sword vice Air Force. If not mistaken, the U.S. Air Force Officer sword has a silver handle and the blade is curved.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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Northwest29

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#2 posted 01-01-2015 07:39 AM

Nicely done and things are laid out very organized. This must be quite large. What is it’s overall size?

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

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Tim_CPWD

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#3 posted 01-01-2015 09:52 AM

Al, thanks for the comments. You are right on the type of sword. It is a Naval Officers sword. If memory serves me correctly this customer started out in the Air Force as enlisted, got his degree and either crossed over or got out and joined the Navy as an officer. Not a career path you see very often (only one I have ever seen) but it was what he did. This was his sword. I probably should have named the project Air Force Enlisted/Navy Officer Sword Case :)

Ron, You are right it was pretty big. It was about 40” x 40” overall. because of its size I added a double base to give it extra weight on the bottom for stability. I will pass on your layout and organization props to my wife as she does all the layout, organization and installation work. She has a great eye for that stuff. I do all the woodwork and she does all the installation. We have operated this way for 18 years and it has worked well for us.

Thanks for the comments and questions. I am new to this sight and I look forward to meeting new people with the same passion for woodworking.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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AlBCuttnWud

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#4 posted 01-01-2015 10:41 PM

Ahh…makes sense. I surely did not want to discredit your great work my asking about. I always have folks provide the things they want mounted and sometimes I see some incorrect things.

Welcome to the site. I used to deploy out of San Diego on the Vinson but have never been stationed out there. You are in a great area for this type of business. I recommend you fill up the “tag” words because you will surely get hits from people Google searching. I just sent things out to the Netherlands and Japan from people surfing and finding my projects. Keep the projects coming.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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Tim_CPWD

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#5 posted 01-02-2015 12:21 AM

I appreciate the comments and the questions. My wife and I work very hard to ensure the items inside our shadowboxes are displayed correctly but things can slip through the cracks. Now and then I get someone who knows that the presentation they are asking for is incorrect but they want it that way any how. I am fine with that as long as they are. I have two rules for what can go in a shadowbox I deliver:
1. The item has to be legal
2. The item has to be moral

I have installed some very unique items over the years but they always fit within my criteria.

Thanks for the tag recommendations. As a new guy to the site I am still learning and any guidance is appreciated.

I got stationed in San Diego in 1985 and was able to bounce between North Island and 32nd street for duty stations. It worked out well for me and my family.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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