|Project by WistysWoodWorkingWonders||posted 01-23-2010 09:50 AM||10125 views||6 times favorited||17 comments|
I built this Shadow Box for a friend of mine who was retiring from the Canadian Forces after 27 years of dedicated service.
Al and I served onboard HMCS REGINA where we became really good friends. He did a lot to help me in my career and was always there to support our trade and our people.
The box is made of walnut, finished with several coats of spray on varathane (satin). Getting the box dimensions just right took a bit of math and the making of a few jigs and templates along the way. Overall I think it took about 24 hours of working time to complete his Shadow Box and one other.
When it was time to present the Box to him, several people asked if I would make them one.. hmmm, might get a little busy in my shop soon….
The three plates mention where Al was posted throughout his career and a little thank you for his services to the Country (center plate). In pic 4 you can see the Canadian Flag as folded to fit the Shadow Box (that was a lesson in patience to get everything lined up to military perfection…)
Gotta say, I certainly enjoyed building this for my friend and wish hiim the best on his retirement…
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