Retirement Shadow Box

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Project by HalDougherty posted 07-17-2009 06:09 AM 2605 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This shadow box was made to give to a Navy Chief with 20 years of service. It’s made from tiger maple and at this point the only finish is a couple of coats of tung oil and if you look close, it’s still dusty. The next box I build, I’m going to use the elm burl slab the shadow box is resting on. It’s almost dry enough to use. The elm log was being cut for firewood when I found it. I quartered it and cut it into 1 1/2”, 2” and 3” slabs. Some of the slabs are 24” by 72” in size.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#1 posted 07-17-2009 06:11 AM

Wow thats great and super fantastic wood to boot.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 07-17-2009 04:53 PM

Great job, Nice wood. I’m looking foward to seeing the next one.

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#3 posted 07-18-2009 04:06 PM

Beautiful wood and a nice sentiment for an old Navy Chief.

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

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