AF Emblem Shadow Box

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Project by Pat Cavanaugh posted 10-15-2010 03:53 PM 3892 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a recent AF Emblem shadow box. Rather than use different species of wood to create the contrast, I taped face of each of the lighter colored pieces. Then I stained the remainder (to include the chamfers between the lighter colored pieces) dark. Then everything is finished with 4 coats of hand-rubbed tung oil. Because required 23 pieces each individually cut and many of them chamfered, this is going to be the last one exactly like this I do. However, I have already created a new one similar to this using inlay which allows me to construct it in half the time. It’ll be my next post.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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#1 posted 10-15-2010 03:58 PM

keep up the good work , pat

seems like you are going to make one
for the whole armed forces lol

a much deserved idea

again thank you all
for your service
and dedication

-- 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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#2 posted 10-15-2010 05:58 PM

I have to say you have some of the most beautiful boxes I have ever seen. I retired in 07 myself and have a Pentagon shaped box. If I had seen some of these then I would have wanted one. If you dont have a website to sell these little works of art you should. They are truely a tribute to their owners time and masterfully created. Aim High – Fly, Fight, Win!

-- Kelly -- Common Sense, Isn't Common to Everyone. - Me

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#3 posted 10-17-2010 04:08 AM

Thanks David and Kelly. I appreciate your encouragement.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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