|Project by DamnYankee||posted 02-10-2014 07:06 PM||870 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
This is another shadow box made for one of our retirees.
She retired as a LtCol but was prior enlisted.
The box is made of poplar repurposed from a pallet. Many of the pallets we get here are specifically built for shipping a piece of equipment and frequently are constructed of heavier than usual pieces.
The finish is Minwax Dark Mahogany with about 7 coats of spray on shallac.
The frame is cut to about a 7-degree bevel.
The groove around the side is actually due to a deepish chip out that was created when I was cutting the bevel. The chip was narrow but about an 1/8” deed. I really did not want to use a wood fill and any other repair method as the spot would be very visible. I realized the chip was a hair (literally) narrower than my saw blade so cut the groove all the way around just a hair deeper than the chipout. Worked out well and added a bit of relief (in both the surface of the frame and in my frustration).
The flag was donated by one of her subordinates, it was flown over both Iraq and Afghanistan as indicated by the certificate on the right side.
-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards