|Project by LincolnLog||posted 01-05-2012 11:02 AM||2308 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
Someone in my squadron asked if I would take care of a shadowbox for their retirement. After looking around to several sites online and seeing the cost and lead time for them I decided to hit the shop. I really liked the Air Force logo, but couldn’t find any plans for one and I only had a life-size print out of it. It took me a little longer than I had originally hoped but it turned out pretty good. Like a lot of other projects I ran into a couple of areas that made me stretch my abilities.
It was presented today during the ceremony and most everyone like it and commented that they have not seen one like it before.
Please post any comments or suggestions for the next one, as I definitely learned some “don’ts” along the way.
I’ve had a couple of questions on here. First the back is held on with 6 X 5/8 flathea screws. Secondly, the metal objects all have pins on the back and they are simply hammered into the 1/4” plywood backing. I was sure to put a heavy tape over the head of a lightweight ball peen hammer and easily nailed them right in. They poked out on the back some so I took a large file and knocked them down smooth so they were small dots that were hardly noticable. The non-metallic items were all held in place with hot glue.