|Project by Jaydee829||posted 04-20-2016 12:32 PM||433 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
This is a shadowbox I made for my commander’s retirement from 22 years in the Air Force. It is made from African Mahogany and finished with several coats of tung oil, sealcoat, and then wipe-on poly. This popped the grain beautifully. The back is 1/4” maple veneered ply finished with shellac tinted with dye and then wipe-on poly. the inside of the back was covered with thick poster board and then blue felt.
It was my first time using miters and first time making a box of any kind and I was quite pleased with how it turned out. I had some small gaps in the glued-up miters, we’ll blame it on the miter gauge and not the user ;-). However, with some hide glue and sawdust, I was able to fill the gaps and create a finished product that my commander loved.
-- Justin, California