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  1. Air Force retirement trunk

    I finished this retirement trunk for a Command Master Sergeant in the Air Force a while back but it was just presented recently. The customer wanted it to be able to hold his bugle yet still be able to remove it easily for use. This presented a bit of a challenge since all I had to go off of...
  2. Military Shadow Box Table

    I made this table for my 1st Sergeant who retired after 29 years of military service in the USAF. Although this took a while to make, it was well worth the time and effort. It is made of red oak 1X material and oak ply finished with a few coats of minwax classic oak stain. This is a project I...
  3. retirement trunk

    Retirement trunk I made for a MGySgt retiring from the Marine Corps after 30 years of service.
  4. retirement trunk

    Another retirement trunk for a MGySgt with 30 years.
  5. Retirement Chest

    Here is a retirement chest I am building for a good friend of mine that is retiring from the Navy after 20 years of service. The chest is all mortise and tenon construction with verneered panels. The wood is Ash with a walnut oil stain and the verneer is Mappa Burl. The back of the case is...
  6. Final Build

    Here is the final build of the retirement chest for a good frined of mine that is retiring after 20 years of Naval Service. The Shadow box is inset into the chest and removalable for display. The initial build photos are under my project showcase. Forgive the quality of the photos. Thanks...
  7. Dominoes Table - Retirement Gift

    MSgt: Can you make a ten sided dominoes table with with a center display with LED lights and Iwo Jima sand? Me: Of course i can. Day one: What did i get myself into?! This was a gift for a Master Gunnery Sergeant retiring after 30 years and we wanted to ensure he received something unique and...
  8. retirement trunk

    A retirement trunk I was commissioned to build for an Ordnance Marine. Thanks for looking
  9. Retirement trunk

    I was commissioned to build this trunk for a Marine Corps Colonel retiring after 30 plus years. Very happy with the way that it came out. The box is made of pine with accenting pieces of walnut, african mahagony, and bloodwood. Incorporated emblems from Battalion 1/9, the Citadel, and Georgia...
  10. Flight Equipment Plaque

    Just finished making this plaque for a retiring Flight Equipment technician who went on to become the State Command Chief for the CT Air National Guard. I cut the helmet in half freehanding it on a table saw. I couldn't find my laser level to put a straight line across it to mark it for...
  11. Spanky's Shadow Box

    This is a shadow box for a retirement of my commander after 28 years of service. It took about 1.5 months to build from design to completion. it is finished with Semi-gloss Poly over cherry stain on Red Oak. Blue velvet backing over cork board to hold the medals and patches.
  12. My Retirement Shadow Box

    Finished in May but was waiting for a plaque (still waiting, argh). Here's the earlier post blog: http://lumberjocks.com/jez/blog/8181 Glad to be retired from the USAF - but am more proud to have served! Thanks to all who served or are serving in any of our armed forces. The shadow box is...
  13. SundnR Heavy Duty Diamond Willow Walking Cane, tiger eyes, natural gable, comfort wood handle

    this one finished nice…handle glued & screwed two places for extra durability, 6 total stones inset, 4 on the top third, one half way down & one on the lower end. they catch the sunlight nicely. unique handle set. for sale.
  14. Retirement Chest for Navy Shipmate

    Another retirement chest for a fellow retiring shipmate. She served her country for 20+ years and not just any gift would do. Chest is made from Walnut and Ambrosia maple that I got from a farmer a few miles from my house. Cedar lined on the inside. The lid pattern is made from Sipo...
  15. Bursting Bomb Flag Box

    Third of three Flag boxs for retiring Marines out of the Ammo Branch. Three layers of birch ply cut with a circle jig. Cut rabbet on front anti hold acrylic. Rabbet in back for inset with cloth, flag, and awards mounted. Backing, acrylic and retention ring all cut with a router circle jig, too...
  16. Army Retirement Shadow Box

    I've finished my retirement shadow box and got it mounted on the wall. The American flag was flown over the United States Capital building in Washington D.C. in recognition of my retirement and my father's service in the Army during Vietnam. Senator Ted Cruz also wrote me a letter in recognition...
  17. CMSAF Retirement Coffee Table 2

    Once again I was contracted by the office of the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (in the Pentagon) to build a retirement coffee table for Retired CMSAF James Cody. He wanted his made of solid Mahogany and Cherry ONLY and stained black. One end got his office seal a little different than...
  18. Command Pilot Wings Shadowbox

    Here is an Air Force Command Pilot Wing functional badge retirement shadowbox I was asked to build by a memeber at the Pentagon. From what I could tell from searching the internet, no one else has done one yet. I used the Intarsia Art form on the wreath and wings. After using my scroll saw to...
  19. Something for me

    This was an emotional project like no other because it was for me. I chose to use Hickory and Walnut because of the "live" look of Hickory with two coats of Minwax natural stain. I "enlisted" a couple of my younger troops to complete the task as I was not supposed to work on my own project(but...
  20. 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!
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