Huge Shadow Box

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 07-06-2017 04:48 PM 778 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have built many shadow boxes over the years but this is the largest one I have built to date. The base is 48” wide and the overall height is 51”. The yellow thing you see on the right side of the shadow box is a yardstick I placed in the picture for reference. This sailor started out as an enlisted man, worked his way up through the ranks to Chief Petty Officer. From there he was accepted into the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) program and worked his way up to Commander. Very impressive career. His last job in the Navy was Chief Engineer on a Large Deck Amphibious Ship here in San Diego. It is a bit hard to see but the laser engraved item located in the top of the center bay is an actual piece of glass from the view port of an old boiler on a ship. The shadow box is made from cherry wood, stained red mahogany and finished with clear lacquer.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 07-06-2017 05:22 PM

It’s realy something! Great story of succsess.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-06-2017 05:53 PM

I am always impressed with your work and the individuals service. Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 07-06-2017 06:00 PM

Very nice looking piece, tell him thanks for his service.

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#4 posted 07-06-2017 06:03 PM

Wow! Very impressive work Tim. This is extremely well crafted and certain to treasured.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 07-07-2017 12:43 AM

Beautiful workmanship buddy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 07-07-2017 04:58 PM

Wow! This is a great shadow box. Nice work!

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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#7 posted 07-11-2017 09:37 PM

Absolute beauty.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 07-26-2017 09:31 PM

Great box!

I’m interested in getting a dartboard shadow box for my upcoming retirement from the US Air Force. I’d like to have coin row holders on the side doors when open, and the center be completely rectangular (no spot for a flag). I’d like the Air Force seal carved on the front when the doors are closed (AF seal, not the AF wing logo), then my rank and name below it. I have two other military badges I would like carved, one on each door interior above the coin rows and I could send artwork for it. If you are interested in this project, or know of someone who would be, please let me know. Thanks for your time.

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#9 posted 07-26-2017 11:33 PM

Teutonic – I would be happy to build a dartboard shadowbox for you. I sent you a personal message with my email address. You can also contact me on my facebook page listed below. I look forward to hearing from you.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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