Hickory MSgt shadowbox

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Project by Pdub posted 665 days ago 945 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned to make a MSgt shadowbox. I used hickory with Formby’s danish oil and several coats of wax. The size is about 34in. tall by 25 in. wide.

Second pic. shows a side view.
Third pic. is the joint for the face frame. I attach the pieces using a long spline that runs the full length from top to bottom. Sorry. I didn’t get a picture of that.
Last pic. is the clip I use to attach the face to the case. I make them out of 1/2 in. aluminum angle.

His wife loved it, hopefully he will also.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#1 posted 665 days ago

Very nice. Always a pleasure to honor the vets isn’t it?

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#2 posted 665 days ago

Nice job. I have never used Hickory…..llooks like oak a little….I will keep that in mind for future projects.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#3 posted 664 days ago

Beautifully done. Those face frame joints had to be a real challenge. I’m sure the MSgt will love it.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#4 posted 664 days ago

Very nice! I willing to bet the MSgt will love it!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 663 days ago

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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