American Flag

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Project by gustmadeit posted 01-17-2019 10:51 PM 572 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

American Flag – made this as a special gift for a Veteran. The flag measures approx. 18×34.5 and the frame is additional 1.125”. I went off the standard flag dimensions detailed on

The frame is made from a 1/8” piece of maple between 2 pieces of 1/2” walnut. The height measures 2.25” which allows it to be set back about 1/4” and also set in 1/2” on the back (to allow for French cleat and the frame to sit flush on wall). The flag portion itself is 1.25” thick. The frame includes 45 caliber casings (not reloading shells as they don’t have primer) spaced every 1.5” along the frame. 70 casings in the frame. The stars are made from used 12 gauge shotgun shells with the plastic removed. All shells were attached with epoxy and then sanded afterwards with 220 to polish the shells. The union is walnut and stripes are made from maple and cherry. Sanded 100/220. Finished with 2 coats of Danish oil. The back has a French cleat to hang flush on wall.

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#1 posted 01-18-2019 02:09 AM

Great work and a great design!

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#2 posted 01-18-2019 02:12 AM

Thank you!

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#3 posted 01-18-2019 03:13 AM

Clever use of wood and spent casings.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 01-18-2019 11:43 AM

Very nice! I plan to make a flag soon!

-- "Are you kidding me?"

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