memorial flag cases

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Project by tomakazi posted 06-29-2010 09:08 AM 2261 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first 2 pictures are of a case i made for my cousin who served in the Vietnam War. It was made from an old chest that he owned.

The second was made for one of my grandfathers who served in the U.S. Air Force. it was made out of mahogany.

The third was made for my other grandfather who served in the U.S. Navy. He donated more blood than anyone else in the county where we are from, over 200 units. So I made his out of bloodwood.

I started making all three at one time, but it seemed too much like work. so I made them one at a time so I could think about each relative personally. That made it way more enjoyable!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#1 posted 06-29-2010 10:54 AM

They turned out real nice. I have made a few flag cases and I really enjoy making them. They have a good purpose, not just a box for crap. Thank you for sharing.

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#2 posted 06-29-2010 11:16 AM

What a fun build.A great way to remember!! and very nicely done.Thanks for the post.

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#3 posted 06-29-2010 12:18 PM

very nice. I like the splined miter joints.

-- Greg, Severn MD

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#4 posted 06-29-2010 02:11 PM

Very nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 06-29-2010 02:53 PM

Great work and Info. God bless from another Navy Veteran.

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

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#6 posted 06-29-2010 03:53 PM

Beautiful. As Greg said, love the contrasting splines.

What a wonderful way to honor these servicemen.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 06-29-2010 03:55 PM

Looking really good!!! And your daughter is so CUTE!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#8 posted 06-30-2010 05:03 AM

Wow… wonderful that you remembered for each relative. Pesonally I prefer the Vietnam woodworking.
P.S Semper Fi from a sister of a Vietnam Vet. I will have to send a picture of my brothers, its cherry wood.

-- If you don't try you will never know if you can!

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#9 posted 06-30-2010 05:12 AM

I really like the chestnut grain. The story about each relative makes projects like this much more meaningful. I’ve only made a couple of cases so far. The one I made for a very good friend, a retired 1st Sgt, for his father’s flag was a very satisfying but somewhat melancholy project. Keep up the good work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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