Eagle Scout ,U.S. Flag Case

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Project by charger1966 posted 10-10-2008 07:59 PM 2973 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey All, Well my nephew is getting his Eagle Scout Rank on this coming Saturday. I know for a fact that he will be getting an American Flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol. So I decided to build him a display case for it. I made it all out of Red Oak and Oak plywood for the back. I shaped the molding for the front on the router table and then ripped them on the TS. I had trouble figuring out the angles for the lower miters but got really close then sanded them ti fit. In the back I routered a rabbit for the back cover and did it with the main part of the case assembled on the router table. I found that it made a better finish cut and looks nicer.I also made a rabbit on the front to hold the glass in place.I put one lite coat of Walnut Stain on the entire Case and then , for the first time, used a Spray Poly on it. I called and had a Plaque made up with a nice congrats and the date. While I was at the Trophy shop I noticed some Eagle Medallions on some trophies. I asked the lady about them and she gave me the two that are on the case. I hope that he will like this. I think it came out very nice. Let me know your thoughts on it.
Have a great day,
Lance,,,, AKA Charger1966

-- "Keep Miaking That Sawdust," Lance

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#1 posted 10-10-2008 08:08 PM

Nice job, I am sure he will like it.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 10-10-2008 10:43 PM

Well it’s a great idea! Unfortunately not done here in the uk anyway I think the youngun will be proud of his uncle well done uncle Lance it’s a lifetime heirloom that one.kindest regards Alistair

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#3 posted 10-11-2008 06:46 AM

Nice work and a really nice thought. I was a scout master for 14 years and the young men who attained Eagle really appreciate that other recognize what a long road they have traveled to earn this award. I made a special plaque for my son and my nephew when they received their award but wish I had made something a bit more. I think your work fits the bill. Thanks for posting it.

-- Gary D.

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#4 posted 10-12-2008 04:34 AM

A real nice piece of work.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 02-26-2010 11:13 PM

Great job on the display box… for future reference, it is easy to get the angles of the triangle for a folded flag as the top corner is always 90 degrees… when cutting the corners, you can just cut all the angles at 45 degrees as seen in the flag portion of the shadow box I built for a friend… see the link below for a quick look at it… notice that the sides go all the way to the bottom and the bottom piece fits between them… all have 45 degree cuts on them making it much easier…

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