Box Joint Shadowbox

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Project by GreaseMonkey2275 posted 06-18-2017 07:12 PM 870 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend of mine called me recently and told me that he was putting in his paperwork to retire from the Air Force. Over the years I have done several projects for he and his wife at their house but this time he was asking for something special. He wanted to know if I would build his shadowbox; I told him I would be honored to. I asked what kind of wood he wanted and he said they had decided on walnut. He explained that they wanted a simple shadowbox but I told him that I do not do simple, it should be unique. I drew up some samples in Sketch-Up and the pictures above are the design he chose. Once everything was cut, glued, and fitting properly, I coated it with Danish Oil. This was my first project back in the workshop since being away from it for the past 2 1/2 years while I was completing my Bachelor’s Degree. As I explained in my Chisel Hammer project, this shadowbox fought me from beginning to end. However, all of that frustration went away when I received the texts from his wife and later from him, after his retirement, about how beautiful it turned out.

-- Jake

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#1 posted 06-18-2017 09:56 PM

This is a fine shadow box. It has a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 06-18-2017 10:06 PM

Thank you helluvawreck.

-- Jake

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#3 posted 06-19-2017 01:46 AM

Nice work.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#4 posted 06-20-2017 01:43 AM

Thank you Al.

-- Jake

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