Recognition of a military career

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 05-12-2015 08:00 PM 1247 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked by one of our CMSgt’s (the highest enlisted rank in the AF) if I would build his retirement shadow box for a career spanning over 30 years, needless to say I was proud to take on the challenge and proud to be asked. I built it based on the other furniture he and his wife have, I wanted it to fit in. We decided on a walnut end table design with inlayed stripes in maple. The top opens to reveal his shadow box where his flag ribbons rank insignias and any other items he wishes are displayed. The drawer is very shallow and meant for unit coins and other memorabilia that he wishes to store. The leg design was new to me but common to his other furniture, so I had to learn a little bit while designing and making them (I always enjoy when a project lets me expand my abilities). I spent more time than usual on this project but I want him to be able to look at this and remember all the lives he touched while protecting our nation. PS a coin rack is being added to cover the opening at the rear of the shadow box

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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#1 posted 05-12-2015 08:13 PM

Outstanding…Bravo Zulu…

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#2 posted 05-13-2015 08:32 AM

Sweet!!! Very nice inlay…great work. You did an outstanding job on the legs by the way.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#3 posted 05-14-2015 05:10 AM

That is just outstanding, love it!
Very good work, excellent results!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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