MH-60 Seahawk Shadow Box

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Project by thelastdetailcww posted 01-30-2018 03:49 AM 1629 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made many custom shadow boxes. This one is right up there with Silent Service (Del’s Sub) on my projects list. The customer wanted to incorporate a shadow box into the “helo” and his units laser engraved on the door. The laser work I outsourced. I tried to keep everything to scale but the body would not fit the items he had for the box so I enlarged it a little. The cockpit windows I inlayed in walnut with my FESTOOL router (OF 1010 EQ). The rest was tackled via different saws and hand planes to include spoke shaves for shaping. I own no CNC’s, not that I have anything against them. And yes that is my workbench. LOL!

There was more I wanted to do to it. Maybe next time….

-- Ken

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#1 posted 01-30-2018 04:58 AM

Very cool. This turned out great.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#2 posted 01-30-2018 07:56 AM

I can’t tell where the ship leaves off and the work bench begins. Is the on the side of the shadow box or is the ship the shadow box.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#3 posted 01-30-2018 10:24 AM

Very Cool…..looks like a lot of work there! Great Job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 01-30-2018 11:28 AM

Wow! Impressive work. I just got a shadow box for my time in the Army. Nothing that elaborate.

What are the overall dimensions? Sure hope the receiver has the real estate on the wall for it.

That’s worth showing off.

-- ~Daniel

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#5 posted 01-30-2018 12:41 PM

WOW! That’s impressive. That retiree will be proud to display it.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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

Wow! This is spectacular and you did a great job.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#7 posted 01-30-2018 04:13 PM

This shadow box is a very creative piece and a real eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 01-30-2018 05:22 PM

Very nice!

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#9 posted 01-30-2018 07:22 PM

A seriously well designed and crafted shadow box. Excellent craftsmanship, well done!

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

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#10 posted 01-30-2018 10:04 PM

That is a true tribute to service and also a piece of art !!

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#11 posted 01-30-2018 11:29 PM

Very Nice Indeed & Well Done Ken!

-- (Rick S.)... "Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!"

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#12 posted 02-02-2018 02:32 AM

That came out great. Very well layed out and designed. Thanks for showing.

-- John T.

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