Shadowbox for Wifey

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Project by 7Footer posted 01-05-2015 06:56 PM 841 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was suppose to make this 6 months ago when my wife graduated from Nursing School. Better late than never though I guess.

The frame is made of Brazilian Cherry, and the backing is a 1/4” piece of Birch that had some cool figure in it.

Finish is a mix I learned of from LJ Shampeon, it’s BLO/DNA/Shellac, and a few coats of a wax mixture I made consisting of BLO/Beeswax/Mineral oil.

It’s measures 20”x32”. Turned out pretty well, the miters are tight, thanks to my new Bosch Axial Glide saw.

Pic 1 – Finished and hanging on the wall
Pic 2 – Pre glue-up, checking the fit
Pics 3-5 – Fitting the hinges & applying finish


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#1 posted 01-05-2015 07:03 PM

Super sexy. Well done.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 01-05-2015 07:03 PM

Love the usage of the “shamp sauce” on the finish. Solid project for the wiz buddy.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 01-05-2015 07:06 PM

Thanks fellas. Sexy is as sexy does.


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#4 posted 01-05-2015 07:19 PM

Mmm hmm. Truth you minx.

-- ~Tony

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#5 posted 01-06-2015 01:54 PM

Looks great, 7’

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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