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Here are a couple of emblem shadow boxes I have built recently. I have had a number of requests for this style shadow box and I enjoy making them. Installation of all the memorabilia is done by my wife. This is a tedious process and I think she does a great job. Our goal is to create a family heirloom for these service members that summarizes an individuals military career. As a veteran myself I understand the hardships and sacrifices that are made by these individuals. We do our best to create something that honors their service.

The emblems carved and mounted on the top of the boxes represent a warfare specialty the individual earned during their career.
The Sea Horse emblem is the Port Security Badge. This is presented to service members who have completed initial port security training in harbor defense operations as well as service for a period of twenty-four months with a Port Security Unit (PSU) stationed in the United States, or in a six month deployed status with an overseas PSU. One must also attend one CONUS and one OCONUS exercise or deployment.
The emblem on the right picture is the Tactical Law Enforcement (TACLET) badge. Coast Guard personnel assigned to a TACLET, MSST, or MSRT undergo the Basic Tactical Operations Course, and eight-week training program that serves as an introduction to high-risk maritime interdiction operations and qualifies candidates to perform as a member of an assault team (Deployable Specialized Force). They help reduce the influx of drugs into our country by intercepting drug trafficker's at sea.

Both shadow boxes are made from solid cherry wood, stained with a Red Mahogany stain, and finished with clear lacquer. The emblems on top and artwork across the bottom of each shadow box are carved with my CNC machine.

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Beautiful…carving on top is amaizing!
 

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As You have shown before, your shadow boxes are always top notch and are a great tribute to the service member. I still have to make one for myself and my Fathers Burial Flag. I did 30 yrs. in the USAF & USAFR SMSgt Retired. Dan
 

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Thank you for your comments everyone.

RDan… Thank you for your service. Sounds like you have a couple good projects on your list. Please share pictures of your shadowbox and your Father's burial flag display when you get them done.
 

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Excellent, well done. Always enjoy seeing your fine craftsmanship Tim.
 
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