Crossed Anchors Shadow Box

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Project by thelastdetailcww posted 11-08-2012 02:01 PM 4426 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This shadow box was made for a retiring Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate from TN. I used oak and walnut for the construction. The wheel itself was put together using through tenons made from walnut. I selected walnut for the tenons strictly for contrast purposes. The small crossed anchors are made from Indian rosewood. The inside diameter of the wheel is 21.5 inches with an overall size of 42 inches approx.

I reversed the colors when I made the anchors again for contrast. I only used the oak for small high lights of the anchors to give them depth and texture.

Pardon the reflection on the glass.

-- Ken

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-08-2012 02:09 PM

Very nicely done

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-08-2012 02:36 PM

Another fine prduct, looks great! The small details are definetly what set you apart from the norm. I still like the sub coin holder; never been on a sub and don’t want to…but still like it a lot..ha.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#3 posted 11-08-2012 02:46 PM

I am a ret. chief boateswain . that looks great. a great job.

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#4 posted 11-08-2012 02:54 PM

Excellent! This is a beautiful work of art that I’m sure will be proudly displayed for a long time.

-- Join me at

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DeLayne Peck

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#5 posted 11-08-2012 02:58 PM

Beautiful, add our thanks for his service to our Country.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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John's Woodshop

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#6 posted 11-08-2012 03:14 PM

That is OUTSTANDING!!!! Great Job!


-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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#7 posted 11-08-2012 04:19 PM

Awesome job!! It’s something he can be proud of and treasure for the rest of his life.

-- Intarsia92

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#8 posted 11-08-2012 04:36 PM

Now that has to be one of the nicest and most unusual shadow box that I have seen. A great design and excellent craftsmanship! Well done.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#9 posted 11-08-2012 07:55 PM

Out of this world craftsmanship! Exceptional.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 11-08-2012 11:09 PM

It is for sure that he will proudly display what you have done, realy nice to say the least

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#11 posted 11-09-2012 03:57 PM

That is VERY nice,GREAT JOB.

-- Syl,Courtenay,B.C

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#12 posted 11-10-2012 07:30 PM

That is an awesome shadow box

-- Ride hard or go home~

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