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Project by DamnYankee posted 02-18-2013 08:58 PM 1372 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a shadow box I’ve been working on for some time. It is made for our Wing Commander on the occasion of his departure as our commander. It still needs the plexiglass, patches and badges, and flags. The top portion will hold the US flag and the bottom the NC state flag (we are NC ANG).

The wood is bent red oak. Which is part of what took so long. This was my first attempt at bent lamination (also my second, third and fourth).
The wood is stained with MinWax Gunstocks 231 and finished with MinWax wipe on poly (4 coats).

I am not completely satisfied with the joinery but I don’t think anyone but a woodworker would notice…..much.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards





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boxcarmarty

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 09:22 PM

Nice work Rob. Maybe he’ll put you in for a promotion before he leaves…..

˙˙˙˙˙uʍop ǝpısdn ʇsoɯlɐ s,ʇı

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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boxcarmarty

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 09:23 PM

HA… You thought you would change it before anyone noticed , didn’t you???

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#3 posted 02-18-2013 09:51 PM

You got too much time on yer hands, Marty.

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 10:22 PM

Nice work Rob – that is some complex joinery and it looks great from here…...Great gift and thanks for your service….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#5 posted 02-18-2013 10:50 PM

looks great , hes going to treasure this for a long long time ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 12:42 AM

That really looks super! Fantastic job!!!

I don’t see any reason to do it a fifth time. Unless of course you want to make another one.

It would be great if we could see the laminations. Got any pictures showing them???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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DamnYankee

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 01:09 AM

Randy – only of the failures

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Dave

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#8 posted 02-19-2013 01:23 AM

Rob now that is kewl!
That should work out nicely and last for many years.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DamnYankee

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#9 posted 02-19-2013 01:43 AM

I re-sawed the oak into 1/8 strips and bent them around a form I made out of MDF gluing them until I had 3/4”. I then used a spoke shave and sand paper to smooth the sides.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 02-19-2013 02:39 AM

That turned out REALLY nice and I see no problems with your joinery at all!. I think the MW Gunstock is the best look for most red oak. Ya dun gooood!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 02-19-2013 10:46 AM

Looks Good..

-- arnies

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Roger

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#12 posted 02-23-2013 02:02 PM

Beautifully done, Rob. Very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#13 posted 03-26-2013 10:56 AM

Lovely, Rob Even a non-woodworker could appreciate how nice this is – in function and spirit.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#14 posted 04-01-2013 06:34 PM

Rob; I had to go back for a second look. It really turned out nice.

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