They call him Shooter

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Project by Pdub posted 09-10-2011 08:08 AM 1344 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An old co-worker of mine asked me to make a shadowbox for another old co-worker that is retiring from the Air Force. I worked with both of them when I was still active duty. He had drawn up the plans of what he wanted, with measurements and everything. I must say he was pretty close, as I only had to tweak a couple of his measurements to get everything to fit. The case is cherry with one coat of danish oil and several coats of wipe on Poly. The guns are non firing replicas and the badge is aluminum and was made on a C&C machine (I didn’t make it). The badge is screwed in from behind and the pistols are held in place with wire strategically placed to hide them. I used 1/2 inch plywood for the back, to ensure it would hold the weight. Comments welcome. Thanks for lookin.

Oh yeah! Your probably wondering why the nickname. When he gets fired up during a conversation he starts pointing at you while holding his hands in the form of pistols. So that’s why they call him Shooter!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 04:00 PM

I like the way you mounted the pistols without being able to see the hangers used. Great job!

-- Robert, Mississippi,

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#2 posted 09-10-2011 04:13 PM

Great design and look! TZH

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#3 posted 09-10-2011 05:02 PM

Nicely done! A design I have never seen in a shadow box. Good job!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#4 posted 09-10-2011 05:36 PM

Very nice shadow box, and a very nice set of revolvers. My oldest grandson is a staff sergeant (missile tech)
at Malstrom AFB. Thank you and your buddies for your service to our country. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 09-10-2011 05:46 PM

Thanks everyone! This is the first time I made a shadowbox like this one. Its fun to make something new.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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