3 shadow boxes

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Project by Pdub posted 06-07-2012 03:37 AM 1522 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got commissioned to build three flag cases. All three are oak w/ minwax provincial stain. Several coats of Formby’s Tung oil finish followed by 2 coats of wax. The case with the coins is for a minister that is a huge supporter of the Military. The five coins are Army, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard and Air Force. The shadow box with the green felt (Army) is for the Uncle of the man that ordered them. His Uncle has passed away but he wanted to give it to his Aunt to display a flag and his memorabilia. The flag case is for the owner to display a flag of his own, to eventually be used at his funeral. He seemed very pleased with them. Hopefully you will be too.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 07:04 AM

as well he should

you did a great job on them all

real nice to have a special way
to remember those that went before
and the sacrifices they made

-- 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 06-10-2012 04:09 AM

Thanks David.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#3 posted 06-10-2012 01:43 PM

Nice job, Paul. They look very nice and will serve their purpose well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 06-10-2012 01:49 PM

Great job!!! I think I’m going to build one like the Pastor’s. I need some way to display the Challenge coins from my four submarine commands (USS Henry Clay, USS James Madison, USS Simon Bolivar & USS Francis Scott Key).

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#5 posted 06-11-2012 12:51 PM

Thanks Charles and Thelt.

@Thelt: Make sure you post it when it is finished!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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