|Project by Pat Cavanaugh||posted 03-29-2011 05:37 PM||3865 views||6 times favorited||11 comments|
So a couple weeks ago I received the below message from a USAF Major whom I commissioned 12+ years ago.
“Hope all is well…I have a shadow box question? Shadow box idea: AF emblem on front, instead of a star, a F-15 Strike Eagle Cut Out, allow the front to open…room for the US Flag at the bottom (you can see it through the F-15 cut out.)”
Figuring this might be an opportunity to actually use the Delta scrollsaw I recently purchased off Craigslist, I accepted this “challenge”. After exchanging a couple of messages discussing the particulars we agreed on the design.
Construction was fairly straightforward with a couple of minor exceptions. I don’t usually offer a door on this style box so that required a dado for the glass. Normally I use a rabbet around the upper edge for the glass to sit in and then glue the face on after final finishing and placing the glass.
Additionally because the scroll saw is only a 16”, I had to ensure the silohuette cutout was completed before glue up of the door could take place. I think the cutout came out pretty nice for my first real scrollsaw work.
The box and door are whitewashed oak and the stripes are walnut stained birch ply. I’m hope he likes it.
-- Pat - Biloxi, MS