Shadow Box-My Way

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Project by reds posted 03-28-2016 02:13 AM 989 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been 50 years since my discharge from the US Air Force and 16 years ago I had to quit riding Harleys -so time to sit back and enjoy the memory! I built this shadow box to organize the memorabilia with two added features. The box is built from “tiger maple” and walnut with blue felt used on display backing. Dimensions are
19” wide,17”high,& 9”deep. Finish is 6 coats of Arm-R-Seal over vintage maple Trans Tint dye. The center section contains a clock and three weather instruments. The last section contains an empty
Jack Daniels decanter to hold my ashes when i’m gone.I figure after many years of enjoying this fine whisky it would
be a fitting place for my remains!!

Thanks for looking—All comments welcome !

-- Manufacturing precision sawdust one project at a time

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#1 posted 03-28-2016 01:05 PM

This shadow box turned out nicely.

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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#2 posted 03-28-2016 04:49 PM

Like the wood and the finish.

-- DonB

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#3 posted 03-28-2016 08:12 PM

Nice build!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#4 posted 03-28-2016 10:34 PM

Nice job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-29-2016 03:20 AM

Beautiful work and a nice tribute to your service; thank you for serving.

-- Jake

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#6 posted 03-29-2016 10:37 AM

I like it!!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 03-29-2016 11:14 AM

I like this very much

-- JustplaneJeff

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