|Project by Gianni||posted 12-04-2013 07:59 PM||1267 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
Shadow box I did for my father’s (ret US Marine) birthday present.
The backer is Hickory to match the cabinets in their basement bar. The chevrons are walnut. All were drawn out using a single top and bottom template, then cut on the bandsaw with the final cuts done using a router and a template bit (a close look shows some unevenness in the curves because either the template wasn’t perfectly smooth or my router skills aren’t what they should be).
The last picture shows the glass prior to mounting the flag and box to the rear. I etched the rifles into the acrylic with a sandblaster using an exacto knife and packing tape. Credit for that idea goes to a coworker and friend. I think it turned out very nice.
The back of the bottom panel is removable from the rear by taking out 3 small screws, that way he can change what he’s got in there if he needs/wants to (a challenge coin or two would look good in there, and Christmas is coming up fast).
Thanks to others who have done similar projects for the inspiration, and thanks for looking.