Navy Captain Shadowbox and Swordcase

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 03-01-2016 07:44 AM 886 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just delivered this Shadowbox/Sword case to a retiring Navy Captain. I have built hundreds of shadowboxes over the years but this is one of the largest I have ever built. As always we design the shadowbox around whatever the customer brings us to ensure that everything fits nicely. With over 30 years of dedicated service to his country this Officer had a lot of memorabilia. My wife designed the layout and installed everything inside. I think she did a great job. The Oak leaf emblem (cut in 3/4” oak) took about 4 hours to cut on my CNC machine and is inset in dados cut into the dividers inside the shadowbox. This is made out of California Oak, stained Early American and finished with clear lacquer. I used a Z Bar hanger (rated at 200lbs) on the back so this can stand on its own or be hung on a wall. The customer was very pleased with the end results.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 03-01-2016 10:45 AM

Sure this is the biggest one, it has three layers.Carved leaf in the middle is magnificant.I like the sward stand area.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 03-01-2016 12:17 PM

The Commander and Lieutenant Commander shoulder boards need to be reversed. (Right side, top two). However, the customer would be able to fix that. I really like the arrangement, the workmanship and the end result of your project. Well done. Oak was a good choice for this as it presents very well.

-- DonB

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#3 posted 03-01-2016 12:29 PM

Beautiful job. Very well done.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#4 posted 03-01-2016 03:37 PM

Tim, as always excellent work. Your wife and you make a great team every thing is laid out beautifully and is very cohesive in presentation. Well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 03-01-2016 03:45 PM

Outstanding! You did a great job on this one—not to mention that it’s very impressive.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 03-01-2016 06:43 PM

Tim, congratulations on this. It’s a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 03-01-2016 07:35 PM

Very well done!

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#8 posted 03-09-2016 12:12 AM

1st class all the way

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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