Combat Air Crew Shadowbox (my first attempt at a shadowbox)

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Project by JitzChris posted 12-16-2016 03:01 PM 1110 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making a shadowbox. There are alot of things I would do differently based on what I learned while making this but overall Im happy with the end result and the experience of making it. I will get a band saw prior to attempting another custom shaped shadowbox because that lack of tool cost me the most time I think. I free-handed the feather lines with a trim router and they came out ok but I would have loved to have had a CNC machine in order to make it perfect.

Please let me know what you think, especially if you have critiques that will help me get better.


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#1 posted 12-16-2016 04:38 PM

Looks pretty Darn Good to me . As for getting better at it , Just make more and you will get better.

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#2 posted 12-17-2016 04:49 AM

Great job….welcome to the site. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#3 posted 12-17-2016 08:00 AM

Richard is correct. The more you do, the more fun it is and the less problems you encounter. Nice job and thanks for sharing.

-- DonB

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#4 posted 12-23-2016 06:30 AM

Looks good. Sounds like you already know what will help you in the future, and most importantly, you learned form the experience. Perhaps a template or guide to help with the feather lines. The time spent making a template is usually less than trying to fix a mistake or make a second piece – speaking from experience.

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