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Project by Matt posted 04-06-2014 11:54 PM 586 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this shadow box for my late grandfather. He was a Fightin’ Texas Aggie (as am I) to the core! I wanted to display his Aggie ring along with his favorite beanie in a unique way and this is what I came up with. As you can see, his ring has been sufficiently worn down over the last 80 years and is a one of a kind ring! I included a picture of our rings together…hopefully one day mine will look like his!

The ring stand is made up of dowels glued together in a somewhat random pattern and the box is made from walnut. His initials FAM II were scroll sawed into the frame as well.

I plan to add a cross along with a fishing pole, but ran out of time for the moment. I will update the pictures once I finish, but for now this is what I have!

Thanks for looking!

Matt





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#1 posted 04-07-2014 01:58 AM

Nicely done. Wonderful family tradition -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 04-07-2014 02:15 AM

Yeah, pretty awesome project. I know some Aggies. Something about Texas that Texas people just love!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#3 posted 04-07-2014 03:07 AM

Good Bull Ag! Nice tribute and nice work.
Steve
Fightin’ Texas Aggie class of ‘85

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#4 posted 04-07-2014 05:31 PM

i’m sure he’d be proud

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#5 posted 04-08-2014 01:24 PM

A nice tribute to the gentleman.

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