MSgt Stripe Shadow Box

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Project by Pat Cavanaugh posted 10-15-2010 02:56 PM 6446 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest effort at the AF Enlisted stripe shadow box. This member had a lot of memorablia to include in the box. Therefore I had to mount the challenge coins on the inside of the door. I know she loved it.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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#1 posted 10-15-2010 03:15 PM

This is awesome work! I do a lot of flag boxes (mostly Marines where I work), but nothing like this. Do you use a template to rout out the stripes? I’d love to know more about how you build these!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#2 posted 10-15-2010 03:16 PM

excellent work !

beautiful layout
and detailing

sure to please

well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 10-16-2010 04:46 AM

I really like this. I’m a retired SMSgt and I would buy one. You should do a construction blog.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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Pat Cavanaugh

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#4 posted 10-17-2010 04:03 AM

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate the kind words. Rod I do use a template. As a matter of fact it takes 3 separate templates to make them. One to cut the star and the window in the door. And two more for the stripes (they alternate). I also use the templates to cut the stripe inlays. closetguy, I may just have to do a blog on the next one.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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#5 posted 10-18-2010 02:22 AM

Pat, very nice work. I too would be interested in seeing a blog on this.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 01-21-2011 01:13 AM

Putting the challenge coins on the inside of the door was an outstanding idea. Great way to utilize space.


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#7 posted 01-26-2011 08:37 PM

I love your shadow boxes. Do you sell them? My husband is retiring in two months and would love to get him one. Thanks, Michelle

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