|Project by DeMike||posted 12-12-2015 09:44 PM||1106 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
This is another shadow box for a really good friend of mine who is retiring from the Navy. It’s a hard maple Silhoutte of an F14 tomcat, and a black walnut anchor. It’s about 46” tall. I really enjoy doing this kind of work due to the complexity of it. The little airplane cutouts were cut on the bandsaw out of 1/8” walnut, then cleaned up with jewelers files. They were a real pain in the ass but I think it was worth it. The canopy was my first attempt at steam bending wood. I started with a block of walnut then cut it and glued in the pieces of maple. I’m pretty happy with the results! The hardest part was cutting out the Airframer rating badge out of 1/8” aluminum with a fret saw. Lots of broken blades! Any questions about it feel free to ask!