My shadow box

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Project by skeeterusaf posted 05-09-2016 01:59 PM 687 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well after months of contemplating what exactly I wanted for my own retirement, thanks to RobEK I chose this table. I’ve made hundreds of different types of shadow boxes over the years, but this is my first actual table. I poured my heart and soul in this one and even made the legs. Table is walnut and curly maple finished with 4 coats of wipe on poly. I think it turned out awesome. Thanks again to RobEK for all the information and help. Comments welcome.

-- I cut three boards and all four were too short.

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#1 posted 05-09-2016 03:00 PM

It’s very creative and nicely done.

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 05-09-2016 06:52 PM

Beautiful work. Thank you for your service.

-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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#3 posted 05-10-2016 12:00 AM

Nice man. My wife is in the AF and I’m constantly getting requests to build coin racks and shadow boxes. This is one of the best examples I’ve seen.

-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce

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#4 posted 05-10-2016 12:40 AM

Awesome job! Congrats on your retirement from one AF vet to another!

-- Jake

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#5 posted 05-10-2016 04:43 AM

Well done! I really love the detail and maple accents, it shows how much pride went into this. Thanks for your service, best wishes to you in your next endeavours.

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#6 posted 05-10-2016 05:19 PM

I’m a AF retiree myself and this is one of the best and most unique examples of a shadow box I’ve seen. Big time props!!

-- --TCBig "Wisdom is knowing what path to take next. Integrity is taking it!"

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#7 posted 06-08-2016 11:10 AM

Nice one, bro.

(RCAF Police retiiree)
(Drum Major, Essex & Kent Scottish Regiment reserves (ret))

Per Ardua Ad Astra (Latin for “By Work to the Stars”

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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