|Project by DamnYankee||posted 04-04-2012 10:33 PM||2377 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
This is a shadow box I am making for a USAF Master Sergeant (MSgt) that has worked for me for the past 10 years. She has been an outstanding NCO who will be missed.
This box is based off Pat Cavanaugh’s design (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49289) who has done some beautiful shadow boxes. They are very nice.
When I first considered making her a shadow box I remembered I had Pat’s project as one of my favorites. At that time I contacted Pat about getting one made. I knew pat had made several and that he sold them. And as I am all for supporting my fellow woodworkers, our craft, etc I originally thought I’d have him make one. Unfortunately the price Pat quoted me far exceeded my budget (the section I am responsible for is only 8 people, including myself). Pat’s price was about what I expected and was extremely fair and I would have gladly paid it if I could.
In the end I decided I liked the design so much that I would make one for her. I hope you don’t mind Pat.
I still have to make the box that this will front.
It is walnut on maple. And after getting this far I can say even more emphatically Pat’s price was not only fair, but considering the labor and difficulty I’ve had practically a give away! I’m not sure of how Pat makes his, but from what I tell from his pictures his stripes are flush while mine are raised. My star and the circle in the middle are even further raised in order to give it more dimension (and to hide the fact that they are not as tightly inlaid as I would like).
-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards