|Project by GreaseMonkey2275||posted 04-12-2015 05:40 PM||1241 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Most people that retire from the military usually pick out their shadow box and have the unit purchase it or in some cases, co-workers build them. I decided that I wanted to build my own because I wanted something that no one else had or at least something that I had never seen in my twenty years of service. My shadow box was inspired by a ‘32 Ford radiator and it actually stayed relatively close to the manufacturer’s specifications. The wood that I chose is spalted maple that I was able to find from a guy locally (thanks Mike!). The background for my shadow box is one of my uniforms that I wore on my last tour to Afghanistan. My friend and retired refueling mechanic Dennis, turned the radiator cap on his Shopsmith and let me use his sanding disc (also on the Shopsmith) so I could square up a few things that were just a bit off. I was really amazed at what he could do with his SS; I have recently purchased my own and started renovating it (see my blog). Anyways, I hope you enjoy.