Military Awards Shadowbox

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Project by McCoy's Woodworking posted 02-06-2014 07:08 PM 1499 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for a customer’s Son, who was retiring from the Navy. Solid White Oak, with brass hardware and tempered glass door.

-- "Well Done is better than Well Said." ~ Benjamin Franklin

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#1 posted 02-06-2014 07:16 PM

Wow, that’s one large shadow box and many years of service to our country. Did you make the ‘wheel’ too. Well done! This will certainly be cherished by the recipient and family for many years to come.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 02-06-2014 08:43 PM

Nice looking.

What kind of coating did you apply to the white oak. I would imagine it to be lighter naturally.

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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McCoy's Woodworking

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#3 posted 02-06-2014 09:02 PM

I used a diluted red mahogany stain and clear polyurethane.

-- "Well Done is better than Well Said." ~ Benjamin Franklin

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 02-06-2014 09:29 PM

Good for him completing his 20

Nice looking shadow box

Looks like the Love Boat in the background :^)

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#5 posted 02-06-2014 11:44 PM

Nice job. Looks like that is the deck of USS Wisconsin in Norfolk. What a fitting place for a Sailor’s retirement.

Welcome to LJs and keep the projects coming. I recently transferred out of the Hampton Roads area, hoping to get back down to the area in a few years. Again, nice job on this one.

-- -Al, Oak Harbor, WA

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#6 posted 02-07-2014 01:45 AM

Great looking shadow box, for a very deserving sailor!

(Looks like that teak deck hasn’t been holystoned in awhile…....!)

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 02-07-2014 12:45 PM

Very nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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