Tail of a CH-46E with M240D tail gun on ramp

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Project by Patriotwoodworker posted 190 days ago 954 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my presentation of my X.O’s Retirement shadowbox. As is my custom, my shadow boxes are not glass cased because they are 3 dimensional. This is the tail end of a CH-46 with his medals mounted inside the cabin fuselage above the ramp. All wood burning is hand drawn then wood burned in by hand as well.

This was 7 layers of 1/2” poplar, sanded and filed to match all contours of the aircrafts fuselage.

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#1 posted 190 days ago

Very unique, never seen a shadow box like this one….and I have seen a lot. Great job!

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#2 posted 190 days ago

Another outstanding piece!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 190 days ago

The cool projects keep coming.
Good job.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 189 days ago

Great work….. Really nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 189 days ago

Really creative!

-- Ryan

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#6 posted 189 days ago

Looks great! Nicely done. Thank you both for your service

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#7 posted 189 days ago

It will be a sad day for the aircraft world when these machines are eventually retired too.
It has got to be one of the only aircraft that Boeing made that has outlasted just about anything else they produced in the same era or later for that matter (the cringe …Ospery comes to mind).
A unique machine to fly in and parachute out off not detracting from its equally welcome unique sound as it approached from out of no where on the battlefield, knowing you were about to without a doubt outta here !

You have produced some very remarkable models well befitting of the aircraft and recipients.

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 189 days ago

Very cool shadowbox and an awesome retirement gift…you did a great job. You have all done a great job in serving your country, thank you. (Ex VN Vet here)

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#9 posted 189 days ago

What a great design! And masterfully built!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 184 days ago

Another awesome shadow box! Like the cool design and great carving. Like the 3D effect, a memorable gift indeed!

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#11 posted 167 days ago

Great job for a great cause. Haven’t heard from you in a while. Doug

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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