Shadow Box for Grandfather (Walnut)

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Project by interpim posted 07-17-2009 07:57 PM 1359 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Grandfather passed away a few weeks ago, and I was asked by my mother to make a box for the flag that was used in the ceremony. After I had purchased the wood, and made the first cuts, I get another email asking if I could possibly display one of the casings that was used for the 21 gun salute. Well… The little panel that is pinned into place in front of the glass is what I came up with.

I am sure it will sit proudly in my Grandmothers house.

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 07-17-2009 08:12 PM

This is fine work a fitting tribute to your grandfather. I’m so sorry for your loss.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 07-17-2009 08:14 PM

My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Grandfather. His service is greatly appreciated! That is really a nice box. The line are clean and the addition of the shell casing is a nice touch.

-- Rick

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#3 posted 07-17-2009 08:33 PM

Good job. Sorry for your loss.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 07-17-2009 08:39 PM

Very nice work.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 07-17-2009 10:33 PM

Very nice. My condolences to you and your family

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 07-18-2009 12:11 AM

You are a good grandson, your grandfather is smiling down at you.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#7 posted 07-18-2009 01:28 AM

Good job, Robert, and a good save on the positioning of the brass.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 07-18-2009 01:51 AM

Very nice. Your Granddad would be proud of you.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#9 posted 07-18-2009 03:02 PM

Nice job on the flag display case and shell case display looks perfect. Sorry you lost your Grandpa.

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

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#10 posted 07-18-2009 03:27 PM

sorry for your loss,
a fitting tribute !
well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 07-19-2009 07:33 PM

sorry for your lose….a fitting tribute to any service member…
The brass is a nice touch.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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