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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 1361 days ago

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 1361 days ago

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 1361 days ago

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 1360 days ago

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 1268 days ago

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 1168 days ago

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 1168 days ago

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 1168 days ago

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 1167 days ago

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 1167 days ago

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 152 days ago

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 152 days ago

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 152 days ago

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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