|Project by usmc1371||posted 01-02-2014 07:53 PM||1511 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This was my first shadow box that I made in August 2013 for a retiring warfighter. I believe I used 1/2” or 3/4” oak for the box and lid, hardboard for the base and lined with felt. I made a 1/4” dado around the box to fit the hardboard base. I tried again and again on the miters, but I now have a miter sled(thanks to Lumberjocks) I did stain it, but have since begun to understand, appreciate, and use wood in its natural color to value its true original beauty. I finished it with a gloss poly, or at least I tried to. I used a plan that I found in one of the many books I have purchased to try and self teach. In hindsight, I could have done much better, but he was very happy with the end result. It may be a little rough around the edges, but the cloth and flash inside tells the stories of a man that walked the valley of the shadow of death, again and again. For anyone that does not know, that round green plastic piece is an M-81, one of the tools of our trade; spreading mass hate and discontent to those that wish to do us harm.
Please feel free to break down and tear apart the box itself, I have tough skin and learn through my mistakes.
Thanks for looking and thank you in advance for any advise or improvements.
-- "We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who wish to do us harm."