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Here’s a few different style shadow boxes I’ve done in the past. I wish I would have kept track of how many I have done over the years…it’s been fun to say the least.
Thanks for looking,Al
-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA
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#1 posted 10-22-2011 01:34 AM
Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.Why do you think they call it the ’left coast’?
I like the boxes. I just need to decide which one I need to make to honor my dad.
LeeMoreno Valley’s local has-beenServant of the Living God.
-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.
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#2 posted 10-22-2011 02:44 PM
Im ret navy chief. your boxs look great
-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR
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#3 posted 10-22-2011 08:37 PM
im actually in the process of building a shadow box right now, i have one question though how does the different medals and pins stay on the back wich is just a plywood backing i assume ? my thought was to punch it through and put the backs on? by the way those are looking good
#4 posted 10-23-2011 12:25 AM
Mike R.I normally cut the posts off the medals and use a combination of super glue (gel) and hot glue gun. The medals are somewhat heavy so I glue the top part first then glue the actual medal part too. I haven’t had any fall down yet that I know of.
#5 posted 10-23-2011 12:28 AM
Hasbeen,Usually the first question I ask in deciding how to make is “do you plan on displaying on the wall or on a mantel, shelf, etc. Hope this helps getting you started..
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#6 posted 10-23-2011 06:46 AM
Great shadowboxes! I’m like you, wish I had kept track of how many I have made.
-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.
#7 posted 10-23-2011 08:16 PM
Is that a 3×5 flag ? I been told a 3×5 flag box should be 12×12x17. I can’t find plans for the life of me for a 3×5t I have plans for a 5×9.
#8 posted 10-26-2011 07:42 PM
Mike,I did a quick search too and only found the larger boxes. Recommend stopping by your local craft store and measure their cases. I have a craft store locally that sells them for $9.99 but are made in a distance land and laminated press board. I could never display Old Glory in something like that…worth every penny and man hour to build yourself. If that doesn’t work or is unavailable to you, just measure the flag you have folded up and use that for the inside measurements for your cuts. Hope this helps…
#9 posted 10-26-2011 07:56 PM
Good idea thank you , reverse engineer it I didn’t think about it that way
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#10 posted 10-15-2013 09:32 PM
Do you have any plans for your shadow boxes? We have a fellow Chief retiring and I am going to make one for him.
#11 posted 10-16-2013 12:22 AM
Lance, Do you have a style in mind? I normally just figure out what style I want and start cutting. I would be more than happy to coach you through the process. Just let me know what you are thinking and will go from there. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. -Al
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