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post #1 of 7 Old 09-30-2016, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all I am new to all of this. And I would like to know who is the person that has made those F-18 and prowler tail shadow box? I would love to be able to make some of these myself. I work with the F-35 Lightning II and I would like to make a shadow box of the tail for my patches and coins. It looks a lot like the F-18 tail. Can anyone help me out with plans for this design. Thanks Greg
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You might be talking about this thread?

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/e...dow-box-29066/
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You might be talking about this thread?

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/e...dow-box-29066/
Thanks for the feedback. I tried to contact him to see if by chance that he would have drawings or info on making one. But no answer yet but it's all good I can wait patiently.
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How much wood work experience do you have?
What kind of tools will you be using?

The boxes pictured on that other thread don't look terribly difficult, just time consuming.

The F35 tail is basically a straight sided profile, so you don't need to cut curves. Make a back of plywood in the shape of the tail. Make the sides as deep as you wish, then cut the angles to miter the corners together. Cut the front in the same outside dimension as the back, then cut the inside dimension to allow for a glass or plexi-glass window.
Hinges and a magnetic latch complete the box. Some black felt from a fabric store and you're all set.
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A side silhouette view of the F-35 tail is not very unique. It could be just as well be an F-18. Just a short fat tail.

"Goodle" F-18 tail shadow box and you will get lots of hits and ideas.

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F-18 Vertical Tail

I just finished up this one yesterday......recommendation.....make a pattern because if you do a good job others will want to buy.....
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Thank you all for the responses. I appreciate it.
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