Navy AMDO Shadow Box

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 06-22-2013 02:31 AM 2278 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So a friend is due to retire next week and he asked for a shadow box that resembled the Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer coin. The coin is the last picture that I referenced. Made of Sapele. The center is 18 inches in diameter. He did want both his enlisted ranks and officer ranks incorporated into so I just routed out slight counter sinks for each of the devices.

The glass is etched and I used flocking for the cutout green shirt. The green shirt symbolizes the flight deck jersey aircraft maintainers wear during flight operations….the wording is hard to see in my poor pictures but it says “U.S. Navy Greenshirts…Dedicated to Naval Aviation Maintenance Excellence”

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#1 posted 06-22-2013 03:09 AM

Very nice. I really like the way you incorporated the rank insignias. Well done!

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 06-22-2013 04:01 AM

Nice work.

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#3 posted 06-22-2013 12:18 PM

Very nicely done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 06-22-2013 01:04 PM

That’s awesome. Great job!

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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#5 posted 06-22-2013 02:39 PM

This is really nice and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 06-22-2013 04:33 PM

You did a great job!


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#7 posted 06-23-2013 12:26 AM

Awesome job shipmate!

-- Indecision may or may not be my problem -Keith

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#8 posted 06-23-2013 01:22 AM

Great job

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#9 posted 06-24-2013 09:44 PM

That’s a great looking shadow box. You really have a talent of coming up with ideas that fit those being represented!

-- Rick

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#10 posted 06-25-2013 01:29 PM

Thanks for everyone’s kind remarks. My friend’s retirement is Friday and he’s getting a little inquisitive on how the box turned out….he’s going to have to wait…ha.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#11 posted 06-25-2013 04:27 PM

I’m sure he’ll be delighted to have that cool shadow box. Great design, truly fitting for the new owner. Great work!

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#12 posted 08-06-2014 02:57 AM

Nice work!

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