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Project by Teufelhunden posted 829 days ago 1495 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this shadow box for a friend who unfortunately just got diagnosed with stage 3 testicular cancer. Unfortunately the tumors spread to his lungs, stomach and brain. I made this and presented it to him in the hospital when he was initially diagnosed and enrolled. He was several weeks away from finishing his enlistment, thus presenting him a shadow box. This box is made from African Mahogany. 22”x28” finished with DEFT gloss lacquer. I usually do not enclose the back of my boxes, but I wanted this one to be extra clean for this individual. The glass etching on the front was also done by myself at home. Thanks for looking!





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KYJeepGuy

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#1 posted 829 days ago

That’s a wonderful gift for your friend, he and his family will treasure it over the coming years. Thanks for sharing.

-- If I'm not in the shop, I'm someplace else. Joel, Lumberjock #30,000

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WoodSimplyMade

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#2 posted 829 days ago

Terrific look box. One of the nicest I think I’ve seen. Sorry about the circumstances.

Are those reinforcing dowels for the miters? Are you using multiple router bits to make that edge profile?

Thanks for sharing.
Mike

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com

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Teufelhunden

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#3 posted 829 days ago

I used a v groove router bit for the side, 1/4” round over for the inner frame, roman ogee I think for the outer frame. I reinforced the miters with screws….filled the holes with wood filler mixed with stain. Thanks for looking!

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rodman40

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#4 posted 828 days ago

You are a wonderful friend to have, God bless you richly.

-- Rodman

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 828 days ago

This is an excellent shadow box and your motive is the highest as a gift for a friend in trouble, God bless you both.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Mauijoe

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#6 posted 828 days ago

What a wonderful gift of friendship for a soldier who is willing to sacrifice to the end. The composition, design and choice of wood is pleasing and very well balanced, great job. Thank you for sharing.

Mauijoe

-- Mauijoe, Hawaii

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James Frederick

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#7 posted 827 days ago

It looks great, prayers are with him and his family.

Semper Fi

Jim

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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DaytonHM

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#8 posted 438 days ago

That is so very very nice of you! Beautiful Job!

God’s Speed To Your Friend

Semper Fidelis 1986-1991

Aaron

-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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MarineWoodworker

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#9 posted 331 days ago

This is a beautiful project, and this Marine is lucky to have you as a friend. God Bless him and you for doing this, I hope things are turning out for the better for him. I have a question for you, where did you purchase the mini Sword, I would like to get one for my project.

Semper Fi,

Sgt. Angel Garcia

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