My rendition of the Ships Wheel Shadow Box.

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Project by Mike R. posted 03-15-2015 02:17 PM 2460 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

disclaimer- this is my rendition as in some one built this before i did jevarn helped me out allot and put me on course sort to say from there i spent a god amount of money making jige and ahwat not.

Thank you again jevarn

so she is about 36 inches handle tip to handle tip at it’s thickest it is 2 and 5/8 thick. woods used was Cherry and Ebony. one word of note is i kinda stole a design feature of greene and greene furniture too was the ebony doesnt sit flush it sits proud and is “pillowed ” like the plugs in their craftsman furniture is. It was pretty math intense figurig out the right diameters and what not if anyone is looking to give it a go consider your self forwarned. while doing this i had to make a prototype also out of some scrap pine i had lying around so i didnt ruin the cherry i got for the project in efforts of waste not want not im going to make a helm cork board for my daughters room and she thinks it’s the bees knees ! as always comments and criticism welcome.

Mike R.

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#1 posted 03-15-2015 02:21 PM

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#2 posted 03-15-2015 05:07 PM

Glad to be of help. Turned out really nice.

-- Jason, JEV Woodworking

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#3 posted 03-15-2015 09:34 PM

Great job and nicely crafted. Looks way to complicated for tiny grey cells to work out. I’ll be content just to see what you experts craft.

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

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#4 posted 03-16-2015 10:03 PM

Beautifully done, way too complicated for me. My Sons keep after me to make a display box for my ribbons ETC… Instead of putting them in a drawer. Did frame and hang my retirement certificate.

Michael A. Ragan US Navy Ret.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#5 posted 03-17-2015 12:09 AM

Looks like it came out nicely!

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

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