LumberJocks

Enlisted to Officer USAF Shadow Boxes

  • Advertise with us
Project by WMD2006 posted 07-08-2013 06:15 PM 5991 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Matched pair of shadow boxes/flag cases I built for some Air Force retirees. Each one started with a large oak panel for the front, which was then cut out with a jig saw. Plexiglas windows were trimmed to fit with a router and the stripes/plates were cut then resawn out of walnut for contrast.
The backs are hexagons made from oak with biscuits for stability. I built a few 60 deg L brackets to clamp them and it worked much better than my previous attempts. Before I had tried to use a band clamp on the entire assembly but I couldn’t get them as close as I would have liked.

-- -MDWhite





10 comments so far

View wiswood2's profile

wiswood2

1138 posts in 3815 days


#1 posted 07-08-2013 06:20 PM

That is a very nice job.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

View Roger's profile

Roger

20938 posts in 2923 days


#2 posted 07-08-2013 11:22 PM

Very classy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

View maplerock's profile

maplerock

529 posts in 1919 days


#3 posted 07-09-2013 04:27 AM

This is a great display. They will be thrilled.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

View aussiedave's profile

aussiedave

3114 posts in 1943 days


#4 posted 07-09-2013 04:31 AM

Very nice….looks really good…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11362 posts in 2294 days


#5 posted 07-11-2013 02:53 PM

Fantastic shadow boxes! Great design, wood choice and finish. Great tributes to the retirees. Excellent work!

View WayneC's profile

WayneC

13771 posts in 4216 days


#6 posted 07-11-2013 04:16 PM

Excellent.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

View firegirlxiv's profile

firegirlxiv

1 post in 737 days


#7 posted 09-15-2016 06:41 PM

Would you consider making another enlisted to officer shadowbox like this? I have a major that is retiring in December and really likes what you’ve done. Would appreciate the chance to discuss.

View Bigmike1's profile

Bigmike1

1 post in 396 days


#8 posted 08-23-2017 03:15 AM

Sir will you make another one?

View JayTee's profile

JayTee

1 post in 395 days


#9 posted 08-23-2017 03:44 PM

I would also be interested in this shadow box if you would consider making another one. My wife is retiring after 30 years and had a combination of enlisted and officer service. Such a great design and quality work. It would be a perfect retirement piece.

View Donfigg's profile

Donfigg

1 post in 40 days


#10 posted 08-13-2018 08:34 PM

This is exactly what I’m looking for! Would you be willing to make another? Please email me at: donfigg@yahoo.com.

Thank you!

-Kris

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com