Flag and Certificate Display Case

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Blog entry by John Nixon posted 05-24-2008 03:09 PM 11314 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just in time for Memorial day…

I made a display case for my father-in-law that holds an American flag and certificate. The flag and certificate were presented to him by an active Navy Seal serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The certificate shows the date the flag was flown over Camp Patton in Fallujah.

This was quite an honor for my father-in-law, and the flag and certificate deserved a special case to preserve and protect them.

Here’s a link to the video on how the case was made:

Link to the Picture Gallery:

Flag and Certificate Case

Best Regards,
John Nixon –

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#1 posted 05-24-2008 04:36 PM

Nice project John. The dovetail miter keys are a nice touch.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#2 posted 05-24-2008 05:15 PM

Thanks for checking out the project Jeff. Also thanks for the PM on my sllip up!!

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#3 posted 05-25-2008 01:58 AM

John: A very nice flag case and certificate holder. It looks like a fine piece of workmanship.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 05-25-2008 08:36 PM

Hey Karson. Thanks for checking out the video, I’m glad you liked it. I had fun making this project and my father in law loves it. We snuck the flag and certificate out of his house withou him knowing and I installed it before presenting it to him. It was a nice surprise.

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#5 posted 05-28-2008 04:04 AM

Thanks for checking out my project Pat! It was a simple little thing that came out nice…I am happy with result.

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#6 posted 05-12-2010 11:25 PM

John, Would you be interested in building 4 of these for me? I’m in the Air Force and recently flew 4 flags for family members and would like to put them in a display case before giving them out. If you are interested, please let me know how much you’d charge. Thanks.


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