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post #1 of 5 Old 04-18-2008, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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I am recently new to the wood working hobby. My Father-Law-law and I used to work with wood in is shop all the time (I Loved the old man) He showed me alot. But at the time I was not paying much attention just loved spending time with Pop "MY BEST FRIEND". He has since passed on. I was able to get his router table several router bits, Miter saw and some drills and so on. I am wanting to create a Shadow Box for my wife, his daughter for the back piece that was in is coffin. I want to but some pictures in it as well as some fishing lures that he and I used all the time while fishing. So not to get into a long story I was wondering if anyone could help me out with some ideas and of course how to keep safe. A brief summary of what I was thinking. The back board is about 36"X18" I wanted to create a shadow box and cut a crove about a 1/2" from the back and route out about a 1/2 cut so that the back peace can sit in there and not have to worry about it falling out and last but not least I wanted it to have a glass cover over ther front so it willl last for ever.
Any help in the right direction would greatly be apprecieted. Amd '

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Robert P.
Metairie LA.
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-22-2008, 08:18 PM
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Robert: I sent you a private message on this topic. Did you see it? I hope it was some help to you...let us know how you proceed with this project.

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Sorry for your loss...

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Boxes are not my specialty......

You might consider making seperate compartments for each treasure, along with a small slot for a family photo.

There are lots of designs online. Most sites can help with the dimensions, not knowing the size of the lures, plus photos and other treasures, I wouldnt know how large to make each compartment.

There was a thread here were we discussed some incredible boxes the people here have carved. You might want to check there too.

Good Luck!
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Welcome to the forum!! A lot of good ideas are bound to come your way, I'd be happy to help get you going, what kind of tools do you have available? I do a lot of shadow boxes and maybe able to guide you along. For starters take what you want to put in the box and lay them out, arrange them in a pleasing manner, take a picture so you can remember the arrangement, and measure the outside dimensions of the arrangement so you can design off that so everything fits inside. Hopefully a table saw is available as it is extremely useful for box work. A groove cut into the sides will hold the glass, and rabbiting the back to accept the panel that everything is mounted on. Get a picture and some dimensions with a list of available tools and post that and I'll help you design that box.
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