Air Force Symbol Shadow Box

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Project by AAWW2005 posted 1518 days ago 29630 views 20 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the Air Force Symbol as a Retirement Shadowbox. I’ve been asked to build this design using many different materials. It holds a full size 3’x5’ flag. These are different versions that I’ve been asked to build. Thanks for looking. Enjoy! (Sorry, I am not taking orders at this time)

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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#1 posted 1518 days ago

Totally cool great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1518 days ago

Ooh I like, very much. Brilliant job. Well done.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 1518 days ago

I’ve been thinking of making 1 for myself. That’s a nice one. I’d have to go with the old school chevron, this one is after my time. Thanks for showing it.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#4 posted 1518 days ago

Although it is the Air Force it is still very cool, awesome job with the colors

-- Bob "Every breath I take as a Free man was paid for with the blood of an American Soldier"

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#5 posted 1518 days ago

Now that’s a beauty of a shadow box. The oak and walnut were an excellent choice. Very well done! It looks like the glue up was lots of fun.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#6 posted 1513 days ago

That’s very good looking!

-- if you can't light a $100 bill on fire and watch it burn, you're in the wrong hobby.

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#7 posted 1364 days ago

How big is that shadow box? I cant really tell from the pic . Looks really nice,I love the inlays!!!


-- phillip G

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#8 posted 1255 days ago

I was wondering what size this is and how deep it needs to be to hold a folded flag ?

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#9 posted 1215 days ago

That is a beautiful Air Force shadow box! I am approaching retirement myself and am in the market for a shadow box. Do you take orders or was this a one time thing for your friend?


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#10 posted 1197 days ago

The inside of the box is about 18”x21”. The flag tucks in real nice. It takes a 33”x33”x13” box to ship it in.
If anyone would like one, you can go to my website for more info. All

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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#11 posted 1046 days ago

Just purchsed a shadw box from All with the blue inlays. even through I really like it, but the d the price seems a little high, but I guess you get what you pay for. .

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#12 posted 1031 days ago

Dave did the version with the stand for me and when it was delivered all my family and I could say was…WOW! It surely is a thing of beauty and I highly recommend AllAmericanWoodworking for serious inquiries. Like someone stated earlier you get what you pay for and all I can add to that is you only get to retire from serving your country one time, you deserve something special for that retirement. Thanks Dave.

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#13 posted 1011 days ago Awesome looking shadow boxes! How is flag displayed on the one with the stand? Could you post a picture with flag in it? How long does it take to make one? I’m curious amd seriously considering one for my own retirement from USAF!! Thanks in advance for the info—-SupermanPunch

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#14 posted 884 days ago

Very nice…are they for sale?

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#15 posted 178 days ago

I ordered a shadowbox from Mr. Straughen for my retirement from the Air Force and charged me for it and never delivered. He doesn’t return emails or calls and leaves the customer out in the cold.

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