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A couple of simple shadowboxes (fairly old projects)

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Project by svenbecca posted 08-10-2013 02:27 AM 1552 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple of retirement shadowboxes I was asked to make. They are fairly simple, double backed to hide the pins and such, and lined in black leather.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.





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#1 posted 08-10-2013 05:27 PM

Good looking boxes svenbecca. First time I’d seen leather used as background. Did you adhere the leather to the wood face or fasten it around the edges? Any problems with shrinkage or drying? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 08-10-2013 06:01 PM

I glued the leather to 1/4 inch ply. I can’t tell you if there has been any shrinkage, I don’t see why there would be, though. Thanks.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#3 posted 08-10-2013 10:55 PM

Very nice, and a stellar job on the build of the boxes….I have a shadowbox that I built for all my military awards, medals, Viet Nam money, and i.d.’s when I was in the Army…..Thanks for posting…....

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#4 posted 10-01-2013 04:47 PM

Very nice shadow box. Would you happen to have the plans for it. I would really like to make one for my dad’s military stuff and give it to my mom

-- No man left behind ever

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#5 posted 10-01-2013 09:55 PM

To be perfectly honest, I have never used a plan. It comes out of my head. I stare at a project for a while and build a little. Sometimes I start one (like the man table), put it away for a year, find it and build some more, then put it away again until it’s finished. Get all of your dad’s stuff together and lay it out and move it around until you like what you see. Take some measurments and pictures and build around that. You will be amazed at what you can come up with on your own. Put it all on paper before you build if you need plans.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#6 posted 10-01-2013 10:12 PM

I know what I want, I just don’t know the angle to cut the wood at, how deep it should be and how to cut the grooves for the glass and the backing

-- No man left behind ever

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