|Project by rmeredith||posted 09-04-2015 12:59 PM||1069 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Several month’s ago I was contacted by the spouse of a deceased Marine to make her and her friend a shadow box to keep the patches their husbands collected while serving. The 2 MARSOC Marine members were part of the 7 man team that had been involved in a training exercise when the UH-60 crashed and killed all 7 Marines and 4 Soldiers back on 10 March 2015. I took on the challenge and I was asked if I could possibly make it with their emblem in it some how. I decided to go with the shield as the outer frame and the wing skull attached to the front. I used yellow-heart wood as the emblem is yellow. For the black I used a black gel stain. I used acrylic for the pain section and had etched the stars with a diamond tip drag bit.I carved everything on my CNC router which once I got everything dialed it went smooth for the most part. I was going to mail these out yesterday but I have decided to drive to NC from WV to hand deliver them and help attach the patches.