Ships Wheel Shadowbox

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Project by Ron Messersmith posted 06-17-2015 07:36 AM 910 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest project. This is a shadowbox for a Navy Diver. The interior compartment can be removed for installation of his medals, ribbons ect. His diver’s knife acts as the 12 o’clock handle with the sheath mounted externally at
6 o’clock. It is made of figured western big leaf maple and claro walnut.

-- Jupiter

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#1 posted 06-17-2015 08:49 AM

Absolutely beautiful and a mark of a true craftsman. Ron you have really out done yourself on this project.

-- I read it but I wasn't listening!!

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#2 posted 06-17-2015 10:36 AM

If you are able, center the flag in the holder. Otherwise, its one of the best shadowboxes I’ve seen. Really well done with much attention to wood detail.

-- DonB

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#3 posted 06-17-2015 11:29 AM

Nicely done! Perhaps the nicest shadow box I’ve seen.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 06-17-2015 03:43 PM

Wow just WoW

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#5 posted 06-17-2015 04:09 PM

It’s very nice and he’ll take a lot of pride in it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 06-17-2015 06:13 PM

Ron, very creative and extremely well crafted. Great job!!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 06-17-2015 11:48 PM

That’s a great looking shadow box! I love how you incorporated the diving knife. He’s going to really appreciate this!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 06-18-2015 03:43 AM

Beautiful ships wheel. The dive knife on top is a nice touch and the rest of the handles look great also. The recipient is going to love it. Nicely done!

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#9 posted 06-18-2015 04:55 PM

That’s Beautiful work – would love to see some more close up pictures….thanks for sharing

-- Scott - and

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#10 posted 06-19-2015 12:08 AM

That is one nice project Ron, a beautiful combination of materials and workmanship.
I am sure it will be a treasure!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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