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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 143 days ago 719 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is your traditional retirement shadow box. Made of walnut and maple to spice it up a little. I finished with 3 coats General Finishes Arm R Seal…..if you are reading this and have never tried it…you are missing out.

I really need to learn how to take pictures…..ha.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD





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PASs

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#1 posted 143 days ago

Nice Al,
What fold did you do for the flag?

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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AlBCuttnWud

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#2 posted 142 days ago

Pete,
It’s a 2×4 flag and I just unfolded enough to get a piece of cardboard to get the stars all aligned and pressed into place.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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PASs

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#3 posted 142 days ago

Roger that. I’d thought about just using a Jack if someone didn’t have their own flag.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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matts_dad

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#4 posted 142 days ago

Al – good design; nice job. It looks like you could either set it up on a mantle or easily fasten it to a wall. I would like to make one of these for my late father in-law’s items. (Veteran of Guadalcanal and MacArthur’s Philippines campaign).

So, could I ask how you attached the medals etc. Did you wrap blue felt around a cardboard backing and pin items to it? Thanks -

-- Barry

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AlBCuttnWud

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#5 posted 142 days ago

Barry,
I have used super glue, liquid nail, 5 minute epoxy, hot glue, etc. everything in this box was small so I used super glue. I highly recommend the gel super glue so you have better control.

The fabric looks like crushed velvet but it is a lighter material….I think it is called pene’ or something like that. I get it at the local fabric store. To apply I just use the spray glue and it holds well for all of the shadowbox was I have made over the years.

Let me know if you have any other questions….I have a long list of lessons learned to share.

Al

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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Roz

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#6 posted 141 days ago

Nice, I’ve done a few of those myself.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#7 posted 141 days ago

That’s beautiful. And yes, I really like Generals Arm-R-Seal. It’s a really awesome product.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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AlBCuttnWud

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#8 posted 134 days ago

Thanks guys. Terry…..I’m from MA…Middle Alabama….Birmingham. War Eagle!

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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