Trophy Fish shadow Box

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Project by Peteybadboy posted 01-16-2020 08:24 PM 429 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine loves to fish, and has been collecting these hand painted fish
pins which represent the fish he has caught. ie Tarpon, Snook, Rainbow Trout etc.

The wood is rift sawn ash I had left over from another project. I did wrap around the grain, and add walnut splines. I used Brusso Hinges. (overkill) but I try to use the best materials on all of my projects. I used peal and stick felt on card board back that is press fit into the back. This way he can add fish in the future. The guy I’m giving this to is SO OCD I bet he will change the way the fish are facing! (they are in different directions) I kinda did this on purpose to get his reaction.

-- Petey

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#1 posted 01-16-2020 08:31 PM

Good Job, Very Nice.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 01-16-2020 08:36 PM

I like the last bit about changing the fish direction. I think the best gifts are also slightly annoying. I buy my bro-in-law a gift card every year Christmas and make sure its a stupid size that wont fit in a wallet.

And very nice work on the display case.

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#3 posted 01-16-2020 09:10 PM


You made me laugh. I bet my friend will be swaping fish around 10 seconds after I give him the gift!

-- Petey

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#4 posted 01-16-2020 09:37 PM

Nice display box. Unless the fish pins allow one to change the direction, I donʻt think thatʻs going to happen … LOL … unless you mean to have one row swimming on one direction and the next row swimming in the other direction …. now that will work.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 01-16-2020 11:47 PM

A really great shadow box. I’m going to remember to use hinges like you did so I can keep adding to it.

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#6 posted 01-17-2020 03:48 AM

Fine display box for these pins. I know your friend will love it and will definitely rearrange the fish, I would too. LOL.
I should build one for all the pins I have.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 01-18-2020 09:51 AM

Good project!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 01-18-2020 10:46 AM

Nice box… Brusso hinges on a great project is never an overkill… hope the magnets are rare, as well!

However, while I ve heard of bonsai... never with fish!
If he catches a great white, he’s gonna need a bigger box!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 01-18-2020 10:48 AM

OOPS! Double post…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 01-19-2020 11:42 PM

Thanks for the kind words on my Pharos of Alexandria lamp. I had one run in with a fly fisherman who needed a fly storage box for the living room….Love your work.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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