|Project by Pat Cavanaugh||posted 1606 days ago||7502 views||4 times favorited||22 comments|
First, I need to give props to GuyB. This box was inspired by a similar box he made. The customer asked for a MSgt (rank) stripe shadow box. It is made from red oak. Because the box is 21” wide I had to glue up three boards to make the face wide enough. It is a little difficult to tell, but the stripes and star are acrylic mirror. They are slightly recessed into the wood. Overall dimensions are 21” x 28.5”
This being first one of these, all the recesses were routed by hand. And all the mirror pieces were cut and sanded to the final line by hand as well. But once I finished it, I knew other people were going to want one as well. So to save me time in the future I made router templates for all three of the senior enlisted ranks. It should save me a great deal of time on future ones. I plan to offer them with either mirror or contrasting wood stripes.
-- Pat - Biloxi, MS