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Air Force retirement shadow box

  • December 9, 2017


I built this shadow box for a friend that just retired from the Air Force. We’ve worked together for years as loadmasters on the C-5 Galaxy. It was built from rough sawn walnut that he had purchased at a flea market. The flag was flown on his last mission, what we call a “fini-flight.” The box contains memorabilia and other significant things from his career. I saw a picture online so I cannot take credit for the overall design/idea.

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  • That is an awesome piece! Your friend is going to be happy to receive this from you. What stain did you use on this?

    By RYOBI NATION, on December 11, 2017
    • Thank you, I did not use any stain only a clear semi gloss lacquer.

      By barry.mattson2, on December 12, 2017

  • Hey Barry you think I could get a copy or pattern of this project thanks

    By Bigkypoppa, on December 18, 2017

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Air Force retirement shadow box

by barry.mattson2
Dec 09, 2017
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I built this shadow box for a friend that just retired from the Air Force. We’ve worked together for years as loadmasters on the C-5 Galaxy. It was built from rough sawn walnut that he had purchased at a flea market. The flag was flown on his last mission, what we call a “fini-flight.” The box contains memorabilia and other significant things from his career. I saw a picture online so I cannot take credit for the overall design/idea.