LumberJocks

Harley shadowbox

  • Advertise with us
Project by Pdub posted 213 days ago 884 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend is retiring from the Air Force and wanted to know if I could make a shadowbox in the shape the Harley Davidson shield. I waited about a month before I agreed to tackle it. It is made of maple, with orange and black Transtint dye and black felt background. It was my first time using Transtint so I had several trial and error test pieces to get the right color. I think it turned out alright and he seemed very happy. The top and bottom of the face are a solid piece cut on a scroll saw and screwed to the middle section. If I make another I will make the front frame pieces a little wider. It almost didn’t hide the box behind it. The glass was cut in three pieces and installed in the back of the face frame. I built a simple stand for it because he doesn’t want to hang it, but forgot to take a picture. Hope ya’ll like it.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.





6 comments so far

View Trey's profile

Trey

49 posts in 332 days


#1 posted 213 days ago

I’m about to retire from the Air Force too! Congratulate him, and thank him for his service. You did a great job, I’m sure he will love it!

View Dwacki's profile

Dwacki

34 posts in 581 days


#2 posted 213 days ago

Very cool I have a friend that would love one of these thanks for sharing!

-- Dennis, South Bend ( Go Irish) Indiana

View mcoyfrog's profile

mcoyfrog

3036 posts in 2221 days


#3 posted 212 days ago

sweet

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View Pdub's profile

Pdub

891 posts in 1807 days


#4 posted 212 days ago

Thanks everyone.

@Trey- Congrats on your retirement!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11216 posts in 802 days


#5 posted 207 days ago

Way cool shadow box, like the design and colors. Very sleek project that I’m sure your friend loves. Great job!

View skeeterusaf's profile

skeeterusaf

26 posts in 206 days


#6 posted 199 days ago

Awesome, I just built one too for someone retiring from the Air Force. Thought mine was an original lol. Nice job. Here’s mine:

-- I cut three boards and all four were too short. www.jrcustomwoodworks.com

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

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase