Shadow Box Frame for Jerseys

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Project by Kevin May posted 02-26-2012 04:17 AM 2751 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Good, The Bad, and the Not So Ugly, even if I say so myself.

The Good. As a token of my appreciation to my son for the hundreds, maybe thousands of hours I enjoyed watching him play sports from T-ball starting at age 4, lots of basketball along the way, all the way through an accomplished senior year of football that included the honor of being invited to play in the Cobb County Senior Bowl, I built 3 Shadow Box Frames for his Jerseys.

The frames are constructed of soft maple. The decorative front provide was created by 3 passes across a 3/16”R bull nose bit. I cut a biscuit joint in the face of the mitered corners. Finish is walnut stain and wipe on poly-urethane. Glass purchased from Lowe’s, foam board in the Jerseys, and burlap fabric over Masonite for the back.

The Bad. My son is now off at college (college sports being slightly out of his physical skills) and no more chances to watch him play sports. The upside to that is that now I’m having a lot more time for working the wood.

The Not So Ugly. I thought the frames turned out not so bad. I fought the mitered corners and need more research and practice on them, probably a jig of some type would of helped a bunch. Regardless, my wife and I both like them.

Thanks for looking.

-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!"

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#1 posted 02-26-2012 05:34 AM

Very nicely done : )
Added to my favorites.

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#2 posted 02-26-2012 05:57 AM

Great looking shadow box.


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#3 posted 02-26-2012 03:02 PM

Beautiful shadow box frame, nicely done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 03-09-2012 08:27 PM

Very nice. I’m looking at different ways to do my sons. I would like to use finger joints on some boxes. Don’t know if that would look good or not.

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