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Completed in 1995 and 2004. A military tradition is to give a retiring member a “shadow box” that contains items representing their years of service. Here is one I made for a retiring major.
The piece with the flight helmet was a going-away gift for one of the group commanders. It’s made of cherry scraps.
Recognition is a big part in the military. This board displayed the current top performers in an a large division. I made the sub-frames and cut the mat as well. Oh yeah, I made all the molding and did the inset panels in the formal living room in the background. The crown molding at the ceiling/wall line doesn’t show in this photo. I sprayed all of the molding in my basement with an HVLP sprayer. There’s still paint on my workbench 18 years later!
The gavel was a gift for a co-worker who was quite the hammer as a flight evaluator. It sounded just like they do in court! Cherry with a free-floating bit of maple in the center of the tray.
-- Mark, Florida