Air Force shadow box 4

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Project by ceo posted 09-10-2010 08:03 PM 6003 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another oak with walnut inlay. This time I played around with some oak I had cut down a while back. Drew out my pattern and split it down the middle so each side mirrored the other. I think it came out really neat. I liked it so much, that I’ve started another that I plan to hang up on my own wall. It’s going to have lacewood for the inlay though. I’ll post more when this one is complete. I’m waiting on the the stuff that goes in it. UPDATE: (12 Sep) Started the one with lacewood inlay. Found some oak with some awesome character or figure or whatever you want to call it (check out the 3rd picture above). I like the way it looks, so I’m building this one for myself. That lacewood sure is a tough wood to use the router on. I’ve messed up several pieces hitting some pretty hard pockets that just forces my bit to go another direction other than where it needs to go. Just had to back of a bit and take less off each turn. Anyways, I think it’s going to come out nice. The different reds in the wood go pretty good together. Can’t wait to get it all flush, smooth, hit it with some mineral oil and throw the poly on it! (13 Sep) – all the inlay is done and flush.

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#1 posted 09-10-2010 08:28 PM

OUTSTANDING young sir… As a retired MSgt, USAF… I am exceptionally proud to see “our” USAF symbol being displayed for the rest of our LumberJocks friends to view… but also very happy with the design you came up with… and your craftsmanship. Anybody would be pleased and proud to have your “artwork and attention to detail” hanging on their wall as a memento to their service to “our” country. Well Done! Keep up the good work and look forward to your next project. Go Air Force!!!

-- Bogie... Roseburg, OR / Knowledge is Power!

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#2 posted 09-10-2010 10:12 PM

Excellent work!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 09-11-2010 12:44 AM

Nice work!

-- My reality check bounced...

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#4 posted 09-11-2010 03:55 PM

Very nice

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#5 posted 09-12-2010 06:37 AM

As usual, it looks great. I agree with Bogie. It makes me proud as well.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#6 posted 11-02-2010 06:17 PM

Great Workmanship….

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#7 posted 11-13-2010 09:14 PM

Very nice work! I know that working with all the various angles is difficult, but when you get it right it’s very satisfying. Thanks for sharing. Oh and GO NAVY! :)

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#8 posted 04-20-2013 02:00 AM

This is beautiful! All the shadow boxes I’m drawn to you made. Is it for sale by chance? If not do you have any others that might be for sale? Beautiful!

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#9 posted 04-30-2013 12:13 AM

I absolutely love this shadowbox. I’m retiring this summer and wondering how much it would cost to get one made and shipped to ND?

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#10 posted 03-12-2014 11:21 PM

Very nice! I like the fact that it isn’t like every other box out there.

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#11 posted 06-08-2015 07:39 PM


What is the price on the shadow box? MY wife is retiring from the AF (MSgt) and she loves this shadow box that is pictured above. Thank you. Shipping is to Hawaii 96818.

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