Open Bay Shadowbox with Custom Knife

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This shadowbox was commissioned by a Navy Commander. The knife displayed inside was custom made from the tail rotor blade of a Vietnam era helicopter. It was passed down from this customers Father who was also a Navy pilot. This shadowbox is made from oak, stained Early American and finished with clear lacquer.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 01-12-2015 07:58 AM

Nice project, it’s full of history.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-12-2015 11:02 AM

Beautiful piece. Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 01-12-2015 12:14 PM

Great work. I always love when it comes with a story.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-12-2015 12:48 PM

You are the master at these shadow boxes. I’m always impressed.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 01-12-2015 01:19 PM

Great job on making a hand me down such a treasure.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Mainiac Matt

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#6 posted 01-12-2015 05:31 PM

very nice…

first time I’ve seen a passport displayed in a shadow box… what’s the significance of that one?

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

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#7 posted 01-13-2015 12:16 AM

Matt, I think the passport is in there representing him being forward deployed and traveling a lot during his career.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#8 posted 01-14-2015 12:24 AM

Nice one

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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