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Project by jez posted 08-31-2009 04:11 AM 9026 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finished in May but was waiting for a plaque (still waiting, argh). Here’s the earlier post blog: http://lumberjocks.com/jez/blog/8181

Glad to be retired from the USAF – but am more proud to have served!

Thanks to all who served or are serving in any of our armed forces.

The shadow box is made of red oak, finished with poly over honey maple stain. The AF logo is made of mesquite from a tree in my backyard, mounted on oak. The medals are fastened on dark blue velvet with corkboard glued to hardboard.

It was fun to make once I got the design sorted out!

-- Ed





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Innovator

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#1 posted 08-31-2009 04:21 AM

Came out beautiful.

Congrats on the retirement.

Thanks for your service!!!!!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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jez

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#2 posted 08-31-2009 04:33 AM

Thanks InoV8R.

-- Ed

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#3 posted 08-31-2009 04:34 AM

thanks for your service and very nice work

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jez

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#4 posted 08-31-2009 04:36 AM

You’re welcome!

-- Ed

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#5 posted 08-31-2009 04:42 AM

Very impressive work looks wonderful

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#6 posted 08-31-2009 11:18 AM

Thanks for your service, LtCol. I take it you were an Eagle driver?

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#7 posted 08-31-2009 02:13 PM

Ed, Many thanks for your service to country. Few today understand what a privilege it is to be in uniform. Welcome home. Hope your shadow box brings many good memories of your years in the Air Force and joint and combined forces.

Go Navy….beat Air Force!
Max

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#8 posted 08-31-2009 02:39 PM

great work !

thank you for your service .

enjoy !

-- 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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jez

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#9 posted 08-31-2009 07:22 PM

Thanks guys! And I thought it was a joint fight too…

I was a hog driver – my boss flew Eagles.

-- Ed

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Muzhik

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#10 posted 08-31-2009 09:42 PM

OK… now JEZ makes more sense. You were much more “in the fight” than those fast and pointy jet prima donnas ;)

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jez

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#11 posted 09-02-2009 04:16 AM

Muzhik,

I’ll have to disagree with you on the prima donna comment – the Strike Eagle is one of the best platforms there is for Close Air Support… It was used extensively (and is still being used) in Afghanistan and Iraq to provide air power for our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen. We do have friendly rivalries, but I’d rather not go into that in this forum!

On a separate note – I did look at your projects on your web site – FANTASTIC! You definitely have a gift in turning lumber into works of art (and maybe a small pile or two of sawdust)!

-- Ed

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#12 posted 09-05-2009 03:10 PM

Ed,

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know Blue tactics as much as I know Red. I just spent the last few years of my career working with operators of various platforms. What I noticed is that Hog drivers are a little more down to earth than Mud Hen guys. I was only trying to play to that rivalry with my “in the fight” crack. I have nothing but respect (well, maybe a little jealousy) for all you guys. Even Viper drivers ;)

Thanks for checking out my work. Now let’s see some more of yours!

-Scott

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ASUAlumni02

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#13 posted 09-08-2013 02:02 AM

I’m building a similar shadow box…did you use actual glass or something else? Great job by the way!!!

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jez

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#14 posted 09-08-2013 03:28 AM

Thanks.
I used actual glass, hope yours turns out well! The back is removable, similar to a picture frame, with felt over cork board glued to 1/8” Masonite.

-- Ed

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