First attempt at shadow box

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Project by lostandfound posted 03-31-2010 11:55 PM 1505 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commisioned to make a shadow box. It turned out alright. It is the latest project I have completed.

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#1 posted 04-01-2010 03:24 AM

If this is your first attempt, don’t make it your last… good work on this… keep it up!!!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#2 posted 04-01-2010 06:42 PM

It looks good. Be careful! Once you make the first one, the orders won’t stop.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#3 posted 04-02-2010 06:12 AM

Nicer than the one I got! I really like the flag in the corner. Very tasteful!

Jerry, USCG Retired

-- "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should be a Store, Not a Govt. Agency"

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#4 posted 04-02-2010 04:55 PM

Pdub, hopefully you are right. It would be nice to put my tools to good use, (ie producing items for profit so I can buy more wood and tools!) I have gotten two more orders, hopefully they are just the start.

Jerry, The flag was interesting to do, I had to take a piece of cardboard and pull part of the flag around it to have the four stars show up nice and then pack the rest of the flag behind. I then put a piece of hard board behind the flag and tacked it in place. I think it turned out alright but it wrinkled up a little bit afterwards even though it was pulled tight and I ironed it. Any ideas how to prevent the wrinkles?

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#5 posted 04-02-2010 05:52 PM

A trick I use is before you stretch it over the backing use carpet tape between the flag and cardboard or plywood. You can even fold the flag the way it’s supposed to be folded then just undo the last two folds to stretch the stars over the backing then fold it back under. It keeps the flag purest satisfied by not wadding the flag up behind the backing. Great job. Keep up the good work.

-- "Always with Honor"

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#6 posted 04-02-2010 06:30 PM

Very nice design, and I agree with Jerry the flag in the corner is very tasteful…

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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