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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 07-10-2017 05:08 AM 1190 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My Dad recently passed away at the age of 91 years old. He was an amazing man and taught me many things. One of which was to be Proud to be an American. He served in the Army during both World War II and the Korean War. I was able to get his service records so I could accurately recreate his awards history and honor his memory. My Mom and Dad were married for 65 years. It has been a difficult time for all of our family but especially for her. I gave this Shadowbox to her as a gift in hopes that it would provide some form of comfort.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns





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majuvla

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#1 posted 07-10-2017 09:09 AM

Magnificant life path. You honored him very well with this outstanding work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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christopheralan

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#2 posted 07-10-2017 10:39 AM

How did you get the flag folded so perfectly? It looks great.

-- christopheralan

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 07-10-2017 11:55 AM

Great tribute to your father. You are still making him proud. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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BurlyBob

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#4 posted 07-10-2017 01:58 PM

Absolutely fantastic! A truly wonderful tribute to your father.

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at anchor in Orlando

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#5 posted 07-10-2017 02:54 PM



How did you get the flag folded so perfectly? It looks great.
- christopheralan

Don’t know if Tim did it this way, but… I’ve used a 1/4 ply or stiff cardboard and folded the flag around it.

Where are you in Orlando?, I’m on the east side, south of UCF, near Waterford.

Jack

-- Jack

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Tim_CPWD

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#6 posted 07-10-2017 03:06 PM

With reference to the flag fold I do this similar to how Jack described. I use 1/4” foam board. I cut it to the size of the inside of the flag case, wrap the star field around the foam board triangle and press it against the glass. Once I get the presentation the way I want I simply pack the rest of the flag behind it.

Thank you all for the kind comments.

How did you get the flag folded so perfectly? It looks great.
- christopheralan

Don t know if Tim did it this way, but… I ve used a 1/4 ply or stiff cardboard and folded the flag around it.

Jack

- at anchor in Orlando


-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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mahdee

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#7 posted 07-10-2017 03:11 PM

Excellent work there. I am sure it will provide your mother with much comfort and contemplation.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 07-10-2017 04:21 PM

This is a beautiful piece of memorabilia of your father. It’s a great shadowbox.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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tyvekboy

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#9 posted 07-10-2017 07:04 PM

Sorry for your loss. Great design & tribute. Thanks for sharing

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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GreaseMonkey2275

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#10 posted 07-10-2017 08:24 PM

Beautiful piece to remember a defender of this nation!

-- Jake

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Woodenwizard

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#11 posted 07-10-2017 10:37 PM

A great tribute to one of the great generation. A very few left.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 07-10-2017 11:27 PM

A great tribute to your dad Tim & congratulations on a well deserved daily top 3 award.

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

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christopheralan

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#13 posted 07-11-2017 10:24 PM


How did you get the flag folded so perfectly? It looks great.
- christopheralan

Don t know if Tim did it this way, but… I ve used a 1/4 ply or stiff cardboard and folded the flag around it.

Where are you in Orlando?, I m on the east side, south of UCF, near Waterford.

Jack

- at anchor in Orlando

I am close to Daytona.

-- christopheralan

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Roger

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#14 posted 07-12-2017 12:03 PM

Sorry for the loss of you Dad. A gr8 tribute to him. Well done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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