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    shadow box

    My father in law asked me awhile back to help him make a shadow box for his dad's WW2 medals and burial flag. He was a tanker in Europe. It was an honor to help.

    The wood is walnut that he's been saving for years. It had some sap wood that we decided to leave on. I think the glass is messing with the camera. The diagonal piece is the same color as the front. It's ready for him to get.

    My MIL's uncle has Alzheimer's and was also in WW2. They were visiting their house a couple of weeks ago and my FIL said his memorabilia was in a crappy import box that one of his kids had bought for him. He said it was falling apart. I can't stand the thoughts of his stuff being in something like that, so we decided to make one for him from some good ol' Tennessee quartersawn oak. We've got the parts rough cut and acclimating.

    The pictures kind of stink, a photographer I'm not!

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    Very nice John. A great tribute
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    Very nice John. A great tribute
    Ditto!
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    Great looking box John. That should work out very well.
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    great use of some sweet walnut john,, well done
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    Great job John, I like the walnut I'm sure it will be appreciated.

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    I like that style. Very nicely done.
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    Thanks everyone

    He really likes it. When I took it to him he started putting things in right away.

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