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Here’s two carrier boxes I did a while back. For things like this I normal draw out on newspaper and use an adjustable protractor to determine the angles. A true table saw miter sled makes the joints seamless.
-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA
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us navy aircraft carrier shadow box
carrier shadow box
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#1 posted 10-21-2011 03:30 PM
As a Navy guy myself, I have to say that I like it :)
-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!
#2 posted 10-21-2011 06:08 PM
Tomcat…are you an Oceana guy or Miramar? I have a Grim Reaper etched in my back for life…..it sounded good at the time….about 23 years ago…that is…ha.
#3 posted 10-21-2011 11:42 PM
Actually, I was a corpsman. The nickname came from high school…though I did want to be an aviator. I spent most of my time near Oceana though ;)
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#4 posted 10-22-2011 11:27 PM
riddle me this bat man, i wonder how many navy guys we have here active reserve and retired ?
#5 posted 10-22-2011 11:34 PM
Probably quite a few, I suspect.
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#6 posted 08-09-2012 01:47 PM
<~~~Izzzzz retired Navy DC1...(medically ret. but, retired nonetheless)
That is bad ass too~
-- Ride hard or go home~
#7 posted 08-10-2012 08:28 PM
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#8 posted 09-10-2012 12:49 PM
Nice,Is the front cut glass, or plexiglass?What sled do you use?Tks
-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."
#9 posted 09-10-2012 05:48 PM
one is glass and one is plexi…lexan actually. I had a local glass place cut the one and I cut the other with the band saw.
sled? If you are talking miter sled…I use an Incra one.
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#10 posted 10-27-2015 10:49 PM
What type of glass do you use and how do you cut the shapes? I make shadowboxes and can’t find anyone to cut anything but square and triangle and I would like to get more creative like this type of stuff.
-- "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic."
#11 posted 10-27-2015 11:08 PM
What type of glass do you use and how do you cut the shapes?
It’s 1/8” low glare glass cut by a local glass shop….located in Virginia Beach, VA.
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