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Project by tenontim posted 12-07-2010 04:27 AM 3481 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is another project that kept me busy this past year. I built this shadow box for one of my old Navy buddies that I used to fly with. I can’t take credit for the design, he sent me a picture of one of these boxes. I made his from African Mahogany, with a tung oil and varnish finish. This shadow box is 35” h x 25” w x 4” d. It was a fun project. A nice deviation from the normal shadow boxes that I’ve made in the past.





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brianinpa

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#1 posted 12-07-2010 04:44 AM

Tim, I really like your choice in wood. A project your friend can be proud to display.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 12-07-2010 04:47 AM

Tim;

A really beautiful job, and what a worth while one!

Excellent work.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Karson

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#3 posted 12-07-2010 05:12 AM

Great looking box Tim. Very worthy. Nicde cause.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 12-07-2010 09:26 PM

YOU HAVE HONORED A HERO WITH A SPECIAL BOX. HE WILL CHERISH IT I’M SURE. NICE JOB TIM. YOU SHOULD FEEL PROUD TO HAVE SUCH A FRIEND. I SEE THE SILVER STAR, THEY DON’T GIVE THOSE TO JUST ANYONE!!!!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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PaBull

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#5 posted 03-10-2011 08:36 AM

That is a very nice shadow box. Even if it is not your design, you executed this very nice. To be able to do this for a friend makes it that much more special.

Thanks for sharing, Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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AlBCuttnWud

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#6 posted 06-17-2011 09:42 PM

Nicely done. By chance do you have any pics of different views. I have a request for an F-14 tail and was curious to find out how you got the depth….did you use thin stock for the face? Any insight you are willing to share is appreciated.

Al

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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tenontim

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#7 posted 06-17-2011 09:58 PM

Al, I don’t have any other pictures, but the face is made of 5/8” stock. I framed up the back, following the line of the outside of the compartments. Each is separate. I used 5/8” stock for that also. It’s 2 3/4” deep. Used 1/4” mahogany plywood for the back.

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AlBCuttnWud

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#8 posted 06-18-2011 02:29 PM

Tim,
Thanks so much. I was thinking about this last night and was hoping it wasn’t solid 4” stock….I’d have to add support to the wall to hang it on..ha. I have made a similar one before for an F/A-18 but it had a little different design. When I saw yours I thought it was a nice change, I get bored making the same thing over and over so always looking to do something different. Thanks again for the information.

-Al

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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AlBCuttnWud

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#9 posted 06-18-2011 09:27 PM

Tim,
Here’s how a couple of hours this morning worked out. I had just enough leftover Sapele from a past project make the facing. Thanks again for the info, I’ll post the finished project in another post when I get it wrapped up.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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tenontim

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#10 posted 06-18-2011 10:04 PM

That’s the ticket, Al. Those flat top empennages on the fighters make it possible to set the flag straight, which looks nicer. Looking forward to the completion.

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NRH

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#11 posted 03-29-2014 11:58 PM

Tim,
I’ve got a buddy retiring from Air Force after 28 years in May. He asked me to make the shadow box you did above—he’s a mx officer who spent 20+ of those years in C-130 units. Is the glass laid in the top? Also, is that folded flag approx. 10”x10”x14”?

Thank you.

Nate

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tenontim

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#12 posted 03-30-2014 01:28 AM

Nate,
Yes the glass is inset from the inside. The flag opening on this case is approx 12×12 x 19.5”

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NRH

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#13 posted 03-30-2014 02:32 AM

Thanks, Tim! Guessing maybe that was a 4’x6’. My son and I were folding up a 3’x5’ I had in Afghanistan so that threw the dimensions off. The straight piece across the middle of the flash is just a thin piece then to cover where the two boxes beneath meet, right?
Thank you,

Nate

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