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Project by Masterchief posted 12-14-2008 11:31 PM 2116 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another version of a shadow box I am building. Still have to finish with the stain and clear coats.

-- When you are at a point in life and you think there is nothing more to learn, then you must understand that you have learned nothing at all. Billy





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lew

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#1 posted 12-14-2008 11:34 PM

Beautiful Job, Chief!

I really like the cove piece on the bottom. Did you make that on the table saw?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Masterchief

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#2 posted 12-14-2008 11:56 PM

Lew,

Besides the beads on the top I made everything on the tablesaw and used scrapers to refine the curves and remove the tool marks.

-- When you are at a point in life and you think there is nothing more to learn, then you must understand that you have learned nothing at all. Billy

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 12-15-2008 12:30 AM

Nice design, going to look great.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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SCOTSMAN

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#4 posted 12-15-2008 12:38 AM

What is a shadow box? it looks mighty interesting though I don’t understand what it’s for? please explain to us foreigners from the UK LOL Alistair ps the top looks like a flag box is that correct ?

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 12-15-2008 02:38 AM

Billy,

Looks great! I thought mine was big, but that is a lot to hang on the wall. Beautiful work.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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brianinpa

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#6 posted 12-15-2008 02:40 AM

Alistar, A shadow box is a display case used to show/display memorabilia. It could be military, childhood activities, sporting items, or anything you want. In the end, it keeps all the dust at one place.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 12-15-2008 04:14 AM

Great job Chief, that must be for someone or a few special people.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Cwestnov

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#8 posted 12-16-2008 11:23 AM

Damn Senior! Now that is what I call a shadow box! I am on my third one this year (unfortunately) and I must say your design is one to think about trying. Funny to see how many of us sailors are really on here! Thanks for the post and keep up the excellent craftsmanship! Fair winds and following seas! Also proper definition of a Shadow Box.

A shadow box is an enclosed case used in dioramas with a scene or object(s), that has been specially designed to let light pass through from only one angle, so that objects within are less susceptible to damage from light.

They are typically presented to members of the military upon retirement. These shadow boxes will usually contain the various medals and awards a person has earned through a military career, the flag of both their country and military service, and their final badge of rank.

In the United States, some companies specialize in the construction and sale of shadow boxes. Price can range from just a few dollars to several hundred. People often purchase these in order to preserve, and still enjoy memorabilia. A similar case, called the uniform display case, displays an entire uniform with correct insignia placement

-- Chad, Si vis pacem, para bellum

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Shadowbox

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#9 posted 12-17-2008 03:03 AM

Looks like it is going to be very nice.

-- You're Born, You Die... The rest is up to you! NO FEAR

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Digitalwoodshop

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#10 posted 02-13-2009 06:46 PM

Senior Chief,

Excellent project !!!!

Just joined today.

AL

FCC USN Retired 1995

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#11 posted 01-29-2010 08:31 AM

that is a great looking shadow box.. well done…

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

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