CMSgt shadow box

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Project by rmeredith posted 01-14-2015 03:42 AM 4512 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished up a CMSgt shadow for a friends husband who retired many years ago and never wanted to display the shadow box he was given because it looked to much like an army rank. He loved it and is proud to hang this one up now.

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#1 posted 01-14-2015 02:07 PM

Very nice! The inlaid stripes look really sharp. How tall did it end up being?

-- -MDWhite

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#2 posted 01-14-2015 05:29 PM

Very nice shadow box. Sure can’t mistake that for Army now. Do you have templates that you use for your build or paper patterns?

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

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#3 posted 01-15-2015 02:25 AM

Extremely nice work good job.

-- If nothing goes right go left.

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#4 posted 01-16-2015 01:12 AM

Thanks everyone. This one a little bit of a challenge because I had to built the box for the insert with the ribbons and stuff. They already had all that done and so there was no sense in wasting that part. I’m a graphic designer for the Air Force so I have the vector images of all stripes and used illustrator to clean it up. The first one I started to make I printed a large life size print on a plotter printer then stuck it to some mdf and cut that out then I was goin to use a plunge router and inlay collar but I was introduced to now a good friend who had a CNC machine and we worked on getting it right. So I ended up buying a CNC machine because he lives 3 hours away and it wasn’t pratical for me to always drive over there. The final length ended up at 45”.

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#5 posted 02-27-2015 06:25 AM

That looks awesome!

-- Nate, Fredericksburg, VA,

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