Shadow Box

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Project by Stonekettle posted 10-03-2010 09:30 PM 1750 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I normally post pictures of wood turning, but I also do other things in the shop rather than just play around on the lathes.

I’m a retired US Navy officer and live in close proximity to a couple of larges military bases, as such I get a lot of jobs from the Air Force and Army.

This was a shadow box for a retiring USAF Chief Master Sergent. It’s made from red oak (not my first choice but it’s what the Chief wanted). The joints are locking joins cut on the RAS, and glued. The chevrons are black oak. It’s finished in Danish Oil and a couple of coats of a hard polyacrylic.

The Chief’s decorations and flag will be mounted by a professional Trophy/Engraving shop in Anchorage (I just do the woodwork, the foofoo stuff I leave to somebody else).

-- Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station

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#1 posted 10-04-2010 05:02 PM

Not bad for a Navy guy, and an officer to boot! JK LOL It looks really nice! Did you come up with the design yourself? How big is it? I make one that is similiar, but the contrasting colors make yours really stand out.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#2 posted 10-04-2010 05:56 PM

Careful there, Zoomie ;) All Sailors are carpenters first, didn’t you know? And I’m actually a retired Mustang Chief Warrant Officer, which explains why I can use tools without hurting myself (usually) or sinking the ship.

It is my design. I came up with this after looking at a number of them hanging on various walls on Elmendorf – I didn’t like any of them, and designed this instead. Size wise, the flag compartment is for your standard 3×5 retirement flag. Danish oil really makes the walnut stand out.

-- Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station

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