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  1. 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!
  2. Years gone by

    I was commissioned for this shadow box to highlight his entry in and retirement out of the Air Force. I made each coin holder with mirror backs to better showcase the coins. He wanted pictures included as well as the Air Force slogans at the time. This project was done in cherry with Minwax...
  3. Flag and certificate display

    I made this one for a civilian employee who was retiring after 24 years of federal service. He is a truly great guy! Didn't want anything over-the-top so I kept it "subtly simple". Created this out of of Sapele Mahogany and Poplar. The certificate was brought to me and I placed it in this...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Camera Shadowbox

    A retiring Air Force Photographer designed this Camera Shadowbox for here retirement display case. The center represents the shutter. I'll ask her to send pictures when it's full of her items and I will post them. It's solid Oak with Satin Black paint and Satin Clear over that. It's 27"W x...
  8. Rocket box

    Gift I made for a Sgt of mine. He was leaving the Marine Corps and since we are "Ordies" it was fitting to give home a warhead box. I copied the dimensions and used maple and walnut for the box, and threw in some cedar for the tray.
  9. Shadowbox

    Shadowbox I made for a retiring Gunnery Sergeant.
  10. 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!
  11. Army MSgt 1st Sergeant Shadowbox

    Here is my first Army Shadowbox. It's and E-8/Master Sergeant/1st Sergeant display. Per my customer request, it's solid Walnut with black felt interior. Each stripe was individually cut and glued together from solid Walnut, this is not plywood. It also as L.E.D. lights in it that make it look...
  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. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I'm an planning a project that will need a large dowel…really a pole…about 1.5"-2" in dia about 6ft long. It needs stability in its straightness and strength as it will be slightly top heavy when finished…and I don't know what wood species yet. likely Cherry or Walnut…but maybe even mahogany...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Here's a pair: First, you take your basic sandwich spreading tool, narrow it down and shorten it and square the end and round the corners gently and you have, voila, a great little putty spreader; wide enough to catch a staple hole going sideways, but not so big it leave globs of the stuff to...
  19. Blogs
    Military Shadow Box construction Have begun construction on a shadow box for my retirement. First step - think out all the angles, grooves, dados, joints etc. and put the concept to paper. Scale helps to figure out exactly what the angles are and can help to see what might and might not work...
  20. Finishing
    So I am making some wooden earrings for my girlfriend from different types of wood and I decided to do a beeswax finish on them. It is a mixture that I have been using only for this project (linseed oil and beeswax in 4:1 ratio) and it really shows interesting characteristics of wood. But…...
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