Declaration of Independance

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Project by Victor708 posted 09-16-2011 11:51 PM 1425 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished this shadow box for a copy of the Declaration of Indedpendance. Made from curly maple and walnut. Measures about 40×32. Finish is arm-r-seal.

Sorry about the pics, it’s almost impossible to avoid glare on that large of a piece of glass.

-- "If a man is alone in the forrest with no woman to hear him. Is he still Wrong?"

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#1 posted 09-17-2011 12:44 AM

Really nice details. I like the way the frame is detailed and beautiful without taking away from the prominence of the displayed Declaration of Independence. Exceptional work.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#2 posted 09-17-2011 01:32 AM

Very nice – the bevels and splines really set it off. You can never go wrong with the curly maple!


-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#3 posted 09-17-2011 01:49 AM

Nice enough to put the real decleration of independence in!

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#4 posted 09-17-2011 04:17 PM

Very Nicely done!

-- Robert, Mississippi,

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#5 posted 09-17-2011 04:52 PM

Great work, love the soft bevels and splines on this. Great work.

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

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#6 posted 09-17-2011 05:30 PM

It’s absolutely beautiful. I wish that it were mine so someday maybe I can do something like that for my home with bot the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Thanks for posting this and congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 09-17-2011 05:42 PM

Thanks for the comments. I’m already considering making another for the consitution.


-- "If a man is alone in the forrest with no woman to hear him. Is he still Wrong?"

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#8 posted 04-29-2014 02:13 PM

Great build!

If you do make one for the constitution I hope it is fireproof someone has been burning it at the corners now for the last 6 years

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