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Shadow bow that I made for a friends retirement from the Air Force. Strips are walnut with maple for the background and sides. Box is 23” wide and has a 9’6” X 5’ flag in it.

-- “Enjoy what you do, or do something else!”





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DocWithManyHats

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#1 posted 1190 days ago

Phenomenal work.

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Mickey Cassiba

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#2 posted 1190 days ago

EOD eh…my hat’s off to him…and to you. Fine work!

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 1190 days ago

Thats awesome! Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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christopheralan

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#4 posted 1190 days ago

Awesome work! The crimpers are a great touch!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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hairyknuckler

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#5 posted 1190 days ago

Very Cool. Gives me some ideas for a couple of gifts I need to make. Well done.

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Kenns

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#6 posted 1189 days ago

Well, done. It reminds me that I haven’t started the flag case for my Uncle. I love the idea of the sergeants insignia as the overall design. If you don’t mind, I might use bits of your design for my case.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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Kenns

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#7 posted 1189 days ago

Couple of quick questions:
Is there a glass cover over the whole thing?
Are the stripes solid or veneer?

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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dwlckn

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#8 posted 1189 days ago

Kenns,
The glass is only in the middle covering the flag and medals the “V” under the flag is also under the glass. The lower stripes are strips 1/4 X 3/4 wormed in a steamer about ten minutes then glued and pressed with a jig the short stripes on the sides are solid.

-- “Enjoy what you do, or do something else!”

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Mike

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#9 posted 1189 days ago

Very very nice!
-Mike

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#10 posted 1189 days ago

I have always wanted one of these but it seems vain to put the time and effort into your own recognition. You are a good troop to have made this for your friend. Nicely done.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Mark Shymanski

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#11 posted 1169 days ago

Is that a fuse crimper in there? That tool looks very much like the tool used to punch a hole in the blasting sticks where you’d mount the fuse…

A great looking box.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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