Maintenance Badge Shadow Box

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Project by AAWW2005 posted 04-28-2010 04:01 PM 12802 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is one of my favorite pieces. A customer asked me to design a retirement shadow box for him that resembled the 9 skill level badge that Air Force aircraft maintainers wear. He had seen one made of plywood and said it wasn’t quite what he was looking for. I was getting interested in doing Intarsia so I decided to try my hand at it with this project. It took about 3 weeks to complete (while doing other projects as well) but turned out great and the customer was greatful when it was done. One is made of solid Mohogany, the other is Oak, they have one solid piece of glass, is 3” deep with a blue felt background. Thanks for looking. Enjoy! If you have any questions about this design or any of my displays, please feel free to e-mail me!

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#1 posted 04-28-2010 04:25 PM

That’s beautiful. I know the customer was very excited and will cherish it for years. Excellent job and welcome to LJ’s!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#2 posted 04-28-2010 08:30 PM

Great looking flagcase. The old maintainer will proudly display it and all of his buddys will be jealous.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#3 posted 04-29-2010 02:17 AM

One of the nicest display boxes I have ever seen. Beautiful job! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 07-21-2010 08:57 PM

Nice work. I’m retired AF myself and now my son is getting ready to retire. He found your posting and liked the idea so much, he’s designed one very similar for me to make. What size flag did you use for this? Looking at my flag case which holds a 3×5 flag, the case itself is 2 feet across. I’m guessing, with a flag that size, the badge must be at least 4 feet side to side.

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#5 posted 11-22-2014 05:25 AM

How can I get one, but the 7 level version (without the reef)?

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#6 posted 03-23-2015 11:00 AM

Are you taking orders for these? I am very interested. I have been trying to find the perfect shadow box and I believe the one you have pictured above is beautiful, and would be perfect for my husbands mementos. Please let me know if you would consider making one. Also need to know if the flag size can be made to accommodate a funeral flag?
Sharmel Collins

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