Former Troop's Shadowbox

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Project by GreaseMonkey2275 posted 01-27-2018 04:44 PM 333 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to build a shadowbox by a former troop; he said that he wanted to keep it simple but wanted a dark wood. After several conversations and knowing what I did of him, I talked to my wood dealer and picked up a piece of Ovangkol (Shadua). While I had never worked with this wood before, I really like the grain coloring and immediately knew I was going to waterfall the miters. I first applied a conditioner because I did not know how this wood would react to boiled linseed oil as I did not want it to get blotchy. Once the BLO had cured, I sprayed it with lacquer (first time using it) and then polished it up with a little Johnson’s paste wax. To see the joy in his face when it was presented at his retirement Friday was all worth it! I know it will bring him many years of joy and memories.

-- Jake

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 06:42 PM

You did a nice job on this shadow box.

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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#2 posted 01-28-2018 04:19 PM

Thank you Charles

-- Jake

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#3 posted 01-29-2018 11:10 AM

Great looking shadow box. Your choice of wood is spot on as well.


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#4 posted 01-29-2018 02:03 PM

Thank you Roger; funny you say that as it was built for a body shop guy.

-- Jake

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#5 posted 01-30-2018 04:12 AM

Great job Jake!
And congrats on his retirement.

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#6 posted 01-30-2018 02:07 PM

Thank you d.

-- Jake

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