Wife's Shadow Box WIP

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Project by rmeredith posted 06-03-2014 01:23 PM 2301 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I have been looking around here on LJ and have been moved by the great craftsmanship. I have collected a ton of ideas for my wife’s retirement shadow box. Here are just a few of the WIP so far. I can’t wait to finish it up. The main wood I am using is Maple and I will be adding Walnut for the inlay sections. Thank you everyone that has inspired me for this project.

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#1 posted 06-03-2014 01:48 PM

Fitting tribute to another hero that serves our country.

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#2 posted 06-03-2014 02:56 PM

Very cool! Good idea to route the entire front from one panel. Do you have a similar plan to fit the stripes to the slots? I’ve never been able to get them to match so I normally attach the stripes to the front.

-- -MDWhite

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#3 posted 06-03-2014 05:28 PM

I actually met a guy who bought himself a CNC machine for a hobby. Him and I messed around and he is going to cut out the inlay parts as well. At first I was going to use a router with an inlay bushing kit but after meeting Larry I went for the CNC machine.

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#4 posted 06-03-2014 08:54 PM

That will be one very good looking shadow box! All those curves would prove too frustrating for me – I commend your craftsmanship.

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

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#5 posted 06-04-2014 12:19 AM

That’s a great looking shadow box! I’ll bet your wife will love it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 06-04-2014 05:06 PM

Great looking box. Please post finished pics. I would enjoy seeing it when done. Congratulate the Master Sgt on her retirement and thank her for her service.

-- Darren... Hmmmm, I got nothin.

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