Maj/Lt Col Leaf Shadowbox

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Project by AAWW2005 posted 04-10-2013 05:37 AM 4068 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a true challenge of patience and skills. Done in the Intarsia Art style I love, this is for a retiring Air Force Lt Col. The same design can be used for a Major. It’s solid Walnut, Glass front, Blue felt back. Holds a 3’x5’ US flag. As always Thanks for looking. Enjoy! If you have any questions about this design or any of my displays, please feel free to e-mail me!

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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#1 posted 04-10-2013 08:13 AM

well done very different than most retirement gifts which is a good ting. I’m sure they he or she will Love this….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 04-10-2013 04:12 PM

This turned out incredible! I don’t know if I have the patience for something like this.

I have a ton of questions regarding the build but will limit it to a few;

Is it hinged for access to the flag/medals?
What did you use to cut the shape out with & how did you clamp it up?

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#3 posted 04-11-2013 01:33 AM

Bill, the back is screwed on and can be removed to place the medals and flag it. Once it’s all put together, I don’t see a need to open it to pet the items inside… :-)

The front face is put together by many pieces cut on the scroll saw and glued together using blue painters tape to hold them together, no clamps. The back is then built to match the front and with the angles I had to come up with, I used my chop saw. The face is then clamped to the front and glue with the glass in place.

I hope that helps!

Thanks for asking!!!

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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#4 posted 04-12-2013 02:58 PM

Wonderful shadowbox! Like the design, shape and the walnut. This will be greatly appreciated, a keeper!

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#5 posted 05-10-2013 12:15 PM

As always, great work. Enjoy seeing your skills put to work.

-- "If you want it, I can build it"

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