Little shadow box

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Project by Larry posted 02-04-2009 06:51 AM 2055 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally made a little shadow box for my badges. Thought they should be someplace besides my drawer. I am still missing the glass that goes in it – have to make a trip to the glass shop and get a piece cut. I used select pine and cedar – I wanted to make this as I have to make two more for two other officers retiring from the PD. I guess it will work. This was a combination of using my band saw, table saw, router and sander. Most shadow boxes are large and I got to thinking – about the size – this one measures 14” long and 9.5” high – 4” deep. The reason for the size – again I got to thinking (have a headache now) that after you pass from this life – maybe someone in the family would keep this if it was not too large to hang on the wall (that is the reason for the flat back) or have on a desk top (has 5 – 3/8” plugs for legs). It really does not measure up to the projects here -
but was fun to make.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#1 posted 02-04-2009 07:55 AM

Looks great. The matching patter on the pine, nice slant on the front and I like the size (not a huge monument). I’m sure the 2 other officers will appreciate them.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#2 posted 02-04-2009 11:31 AM

Very nice piece of wood work.
The most interesting part is the orientation of the left and right box side, or may I call it “wall” since the position of the box is usually “sitting” and in this particular case the box is “standing”. Usually the end-grain of most boxes are either hidden/covered (as in the case of mitered joint).

It’s a clever idea to “show off” the end-grain for these two reasons:-
1. The beautiful pattern of the the wood end-grain (growth ring) is vividly seen;
2. The two sides of the wall are actually artistically promoting each other. They are seen as one piece of lumber splited into two.

That is great idea Larry.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 02-04-2009 04:30 PM

Nicely done. Fits the contents well & good combination of contrasting wood.

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#4 posted 02-04-2009 05:22 PM

...and about that speeding ticket. Actually thanks for helping keep my community safe. Beautiful box. I like the use of the end grain.

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#5 posted 02-04-2009 06:42 PM

Let me see, nicely designed, well executed, exciting use of wood, right size for items displayed. How could you possibly think that this doesn’t measure up to other projects. we all work at own level and display what we create some of us are pros and some are just learning (like me) There is no ‘standard’ . I assure you that this takes no second place. Some of us will learn from this (watch for the number of exposed end grain we will see in projects this year) and some may not. Those who chose to do so will have grown in knowledge for this project.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#6 posted 02-04-2009 11:15 PM

There are a couple of displays in the family with my grandfather’s badges, insignia, etc. and I plan to make one with my badges in it when I retire (9 1/2 years to go and counting), so I love this project. I too like the end grain on the sidewalls, it’s a great artistic touch. I think you should be proud to show this anywhere, brother.

-- Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur

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#7 posted 10-14-2011 12:33 AM

Nice shadow box.

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#8 posted 01-16-2012 04:29 PM

gr8 way to display your pride. very nice. and thank you for your service in Law Enforcement

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

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