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Blog entry by usnret posted 08-16-2011 04:35 AM 9671 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been in the US Navy for almost 20 years an a Machinist’s Mate, which means a boiler operator and turbine mechanic. Last Monday I received the final approval for my retirement that will be the end of December. So the challenge is trying to find a set of plans for a nice shadow box. I am a woodworker and I should build one myself instead of buying one. If anyone has anyplans or tips on how to make one it would be appreciated.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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Bob Kassmeyer

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#1 posted 08-16-2011 01:18 PM

Not much help on the shadow box, I’ve seen a few on here and other sites. Congratulations on the upcoming retirement did that from the army 17 years ago, thank you for your service.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#2 posted 08-16-2011 03:03 PM

I don’t have any plans either, but there are LOTS of examples here on LJ’s that you could duplicate or modify to fit your needs. You could also send a PM to a LJ who made one you like and possibly get a copy of their plan. This is a very helpful group of woodworkers. Thanks for your service shipmate.
Larry USN ‘63-’85

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 08-21-2011 11:58 PM

1st of all, Thank you for your service. 2ndly, very nice humidor. You shouldn’t have any problems making a shadow box. It’s merely a picture frame that is enclosed with glass or plexi, or similar stuff. Can’t wait to see it when you get it done. Work safe, keep makin dust

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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