End of Service Dress Blue Shadow Box

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Project by JPWHIT posted 10-22-2012 01:38 PM 9949 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Sgt recently ended his service to the Marines and I wanted to ensure that he would have a nice parting gift since he never received a plaque before.

Simple white oak with a red mahogany stain, and spray on Polyurethane (I have very limited resources here).

over all size is 36 tall by 24 wide 3 deep.

The hardest part about this whole project was cutting the blues perfectly as they were attached to the backboard and the plaque divider was attached to sides of the shadow box. I was a tricky build at first but it all cam out in the end.

The traffic cones are as a reminder of his job duties as a traffic accident investigator.

-- Measure once, then twice and cut only after you made sure your good. John Paul

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 03:05 PM

Nicely done. To often great people depart thier respective service, with nothing or some generic effort off a production line. Your wonderful peice clearly does NOT fit in that catagory, and as a fellow Vet I Thank you!!!!

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 05:40 PM

Well done and Semper FI!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 06:43 PM

I think every Marine would enjoy something like this. It’s hard when you leave the service and you meet people (my fiance in my case) who by no fault of thier own just don’t understand how proud we are of that uniform, the medals, the badges, the stripes and the crossed rifles. This is a perfect way to show that pride to all who see. From one Marine to another, well done.
Semper Fidelis.

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#4 posted 10-25-2012 11:51 AM

Great Job, looks great!

-- Larry, North Carolina,!/woodworkin

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