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  1. Marine Lance Corporal Shadowbox

    This shadowbox was for a Lance Corporal that lost his arms in Vietnam. Unfortunatly his career in the military was cut short. When I get the insides for it and fill this display, I'll add more pictures. This case is built out of solid Oak, it proudly displays a 3'x5' US flag. Thanks for...
  2. Air Force Symbol Shadow Box

    Here is the Air Force Symbol as a Retirement Shadowbox. I've been asked to build this design using many different materials. It holds a full size 3'x5' flag. These are different versions that I've been asked to build. Thanks for looking. Enjoy!
  3. Army Air Corp Shadow Box

    This was order from a gentlemen who wanted to have his retired fathers Army Air Corps accouterments displayed in something other than a picture frame. Thanks for looking. Enjoy! If you have any questions about this design or any of my displays, please feel free to e-mail me!
  4. F-16 Shadow Box #2

    Here's a second F-16 box I've just finshed. The difference with this one, I was asked if I could put lights in it, so I did. It looked amazing when it was in my shop, it looks even better after he put his items in it. It's solid Oak, and the Dark stain is Jacobean. The missiles are Oak and...
  5. AFSM with Blue Mirror Inlays

    Here's a new twist on my AF Symbol Shadowbox. I've done mirrors before and have been asked several times if I could tint them blue. Well after lots of practice, I was able to get the effect I was looking for and my customer was happy with it. They're set in solid Walnut. Enjoy and Thanks for...
  6. Air Force Symbol Shadowbox TSgt Center

    Here's something alittle new. I was asked if I could do and AF E-6 TSgt stripe in the circle of the star. Each stripe and the star were cut from 1/8" Oak trimmed from the edge of an oak plank using my scroll saw and glue to the top of the plug. This box also got a timmed light kit that really...
  7. Senior Civil Engineer Readiness Badge Shadowbox

    Here's a design I was asked to build: The plaque is the Air Force Senior Civil Engineer Readiness Badge. It's Solid Oak, includes 2 Chemical beakers, Benzene ring (Blue), and the Green Wreath. The shadowbox section to Mahogany with an Oak Stripe. As always Thanks for looking. Enjoy! If you have...
  8. F-16 Shadowbox

    Here is my latest custom request. The F-16 Fighter Jet as a retirement shadowbox! It was a great challenge that I feel turned out great! It's Solid Oak and the missles are solid oak with walnut for the lines (turned on the lathe). The flag is 3'x5'. Apporximatly 40"H x 25"W. Thanks for...
  9. Air Force Symbol Shadowbox SMSgt Stripe Top

    Here is another version of my Air Force Symbol Shadowbox. It's solid Hickory with a Walnut inlay. Thanks for looking!!! As always Thanks for looking. Enjoy! If you have any questions about this design or any of my displays, please feel free to e-mail me!
  10. Maintenance Badge Shadow Box

    Here is one of my favorite pieces. A customer asked me to design a retirement shadow box for him that resembled the 9 skill level badge that Air Force aircraft maintainers wear. He had seen one made of plywood and said it wasn't quite what he was looking for. I was getting interested in doing...
  11. American Flag Challenge Coin Holder

    This design came to me one day when I was trying to design a coin holder no one else has. I searched the internet to see what everyone else was building for a display case and something dawned on me to build an American Flag display. As you can see, this piece is sitting in the Pentagon at...
  12. Hap Arnold Wings Shadowbox

    By request I went Old School with this display. The original Air Force Symbol Hap Arnold Wings. This display is built in the Intarsia art form I enjoy, every piece is cut out and put together like a puzzle to create the image you see. It's hard to read the ruler on top but the wing tips are...
  13. Air Force Symbol/MSgt Stripe Shadowbox

    Here is the newest version of my Air Force Symbol Shadowboxes. I was asked to change the top and make it resemble the MSgt (E-7) Stripe. This one is made of Solid Hickory with Solid Walnut inays. Thanks for looking. Enjoy! If you have any questions about this desin or any of my displays...
  14. Maj/Lt Col Leaf Shadowbox

    This was a true challenge of patience and skills. Done in the Intarsia Art style I love, this is for a retiring Air Force Lt Col. The same design can be used for a Major. It's solid Walnut, Glass front, Blue felt back. Holds a 3'x5' US flag. As always Thanks for looking. Enjoy! If you have...
  15. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Div's post on Scoring Brownie points reminded me of a recent email which precisely calculated just how these points are awarded (or more often deducted). The Female Demerit System In the world of romance, one single rule applies: Make the woman happy. Do something she likes and you get points...
  16. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hi, everyone. I have a piece of maple (1/2" thick scrolled work) that I already have one coat of mineral oil finish on. I cracked a little piece on it (about 1/32") and I need to glue it. Here are my questions . . . -How would I glue this piece back on? -Would I let the oil "dry" a bit and...
  17. Blogs
    Master Pilot Wings Shadowbox A new request came to me from a member of the Pentagon to build a retirement shadowbox from the image of the Master Pilot functional badge. So here goes…
  18. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Full disclosure guys..I am a 48 year old accountant that has not done any woodworking in over 30 years since I took advanced shop in my junior year of high school.. That said, I loved. Life has got in the way until now but I think I want to restart this hobby. Guys, I am going to have about a...
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