Another F/A-18 Shadow Box (Vertical Stab)

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 472 days ago 1032 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished up the glass and backing this weekend on this one. For those not familiar this to resemble the vertical stabilizer a.k.a. vertical stab a.k.a. F-18 tail flash…...etc etc.

It’s roughly 24 inches tall made from Sapele. I used dowels for the antennas at the top and countersunk with a cove bit. I used a simple roundover bit with a little jig to round off the ends so they would fit flush in the cove cut out. I had a small piece of bloodwood I added for the formation light

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#1 posted 472 days ago

Looks good man i like the sapele wood. wish i could get my hands on some of that around here

-- Stephen, WoodTakers

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#2 posted 472 days ago

Another good looking project! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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#3 posted 470 days ago

Nice job, Al. These vertical stabilizer boxes make nice shadow boxes. Plenty of room for all of the momentos.

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#4 posted 469 days ago

All, thanks for your kind remarks.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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