Flag Box for Hero

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Project by SheriDi posted 11-19-2009 04:40 AM 1976 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been admiring projects by fellow woodworkers for a few months now and have decided it’s time to add a project of my own. This is a flag box for my sister’s FIL who served honorably in WWII, Korea and VietNam. He retired as a Marine Lt Col way back in the 70’s. His uniform still hangs in the closet pressed and ready, because as he told me. “you never really retire, they can call you back at any time (he’s 84 now!). It was a bit of a struggle to get him to give up his medals for a proper display case, and I hope he will appreciate my efforts. The flag was requested by our Congressman and was flown over the Capitol for a day. The Congressman was kind enough to include the certificate thanking him for his service.

The wood is Phillipine Mahogany with Walnut Splines for strength at the joints, and 4 coats of shellac.

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor

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#1 posted 11-19-2009 04:43 AM

A great shadow box well done

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#2 posted 11-19-2009 04:58 AM

A very nice way to honor him. Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 11-19-2009 05:11 AM

Very nice. I bet he is proud to have the box.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 11-19-2009 12:39 PM

Now that is one special project! I see the bronze star in there. God Bless to him and your family from one Veteran to another! We can’t thank our men and women who serve this great Country enough!
Very well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 11-19-2009 07:54 PM

Nice work Sheri! The splines add a nice touch. May have to try that myself one day. I am always honored to build a flag case for a member of the military.

-- Rick

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#6 posted 11-19-2009 08:46 PM

Great job Sheri. The case looks great. He sounds like an extremely proud American and can’t help but like what you did for him. Its always nice to make something like this for someone who has done so much for our country.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#7 posted 03-03-2011 03:30 AM

This is by far a wonderful gift to honnor the service to our country, as a fellow MARINE, I can only say SEMPER FI, to you sir.

-- eat crap

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#8 posted 08-18-2011 03:31 PM

Just finished looking at your other projects. Keep them coming. You should be very proud of your abillities. As to the Secerts Boxes have made appx. 20 plus.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#9 posted 04-11-2017 03:14 PM

I love this shadowbox; it’s beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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