|Project by DeMike||posted 11-15-2015 03:51 AM||1194 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
This is my first contracted job, and it was for a retiring Navy Chief. He didn’t want the typical shadow box, instead he wanted something unique that nobody has. He told me that he wanted an f18 silhouette on top of an anchor and this is what I came up with. It was a huge hit at his retirement ceremony and everybody loved it. It was a huge learning curve for me but I really enjoyed making it. I learned a lot in the 50+ hours that it took me to make it, although most of it was me scratching my head on how to do something. All of the shaping was done by hand with files, rasps and sanding blocks, and it is black walnut and hard maple. I hope you guys like it!