XL-USAF MSgt Shadowbox

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Project by WMD2006 posted 12-17-2014 11:38 PM 1214 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was approached to build a larger version of my Master Sergeant stripe box that had enough room for a uniform as well as the usual smaller stuff. The result was the design above.
I stayed with similar construction as the older ones, cut the stripes from a pattern and attached them together with Dominoes. In addition to an extra hinge for strength, I also added hooks to keep the front door closed.
To make room for additional medals and such, I added a smaller raised panel about 3” above the back. This allowed the uniform to hang free but not be bunched up at the bottom.
Built from cherry with medium stain and black painted edges. Thankfully I was able to arrange a local pickup.

-- -MDWhite

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#1 posted 12-18-2014 02:27 AM

I love it! USAF 1970-1974

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#2 posted 12-19-2014 11:58 AM

Unique indeed. Nicely done. USN 1958-1989 Continuous Active.

-- DonB

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#3 posted 12-20-2014 11:37 AM

nice work. USAF 1969 -1973

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#4 posted 12-21-2014 01:17 PM

Very slick. Lotsa angles there. Way nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 12-25-2014 01:58 AM

Nice!!!!! The finish looks fantastic! There is a ton of work here and it is executed perfectly.
USAF 82-08

-- Rick

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#6 posted 12-31-2014 02:06 PM

Very Nice!!

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