Navy AMDO Shadow Box

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 424 days ago 1025 views 1 time 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, Patuxent River, MD

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#1 posted 424 days ago

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

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 424 days ago

Nice work.

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#3 posted 424 days ago

Very nicely done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 424 days ago

That’s awesome. Great job!

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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#5 posted 423 days ago

This is really nice and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 423 days ago

You did a great job!


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#7 posted 423 days ago

Awesome job shipmate!

-- Keith

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#8 posted 423 days ago

Great job

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#9 posted 421 days ago

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 421 days ago

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, Patuxent River, MD

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#11 posted 420 days ago

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 14 days ago

Nice work!

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