Classic American Flag

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Project by Nic posted 04-10-2018 01:29 AM 998 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

American Flag using maple, walnut, and Paduk. I inlaid the maple stars into the field of walnut using a CNC technique I have learned. I used the Festool Domino to secure the top stripes and bottom stripes to the field being an awkward joint.

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#1 posted 04-10-2018 02:31 AM

Looks great Nic


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#2 posted 04-10-2018 01:47 PM

very nice job!

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#3 posted 04-11-2018 03:53 AM

Looks good. Awesome job!

What are the dimensions of the flag? Did you use a V-bit or straight bit for the flags?

I made one with Padauk, Maple and Purple Heart. It was my first attempt and I had to redo the union because I did not place enough pressure on the stars and there were gaps, you can see them in the pictures. The new looks a lot better.

Mine is 9×19.

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#4 posted 04-11-2018 11:14 AM

15×26. As close to scale as i could figure. Inlay isnt too bad once you learn the tricks. 60 degree v bit for both your male and female cut. You cut your one sheet of male stars at once, glue them up with downward pressure, then shave off the extra. There are a few good youtube videos that walk through the process. V carve pro has an inlay feature, but it is difficult to use. I also belong to a couple of facebook groups for CNC to post projects, ask questions, present problems, occasionally share files.

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#5 posted 04-11-2018 11:17 AM

Harbor frieght has a hydrolic press for $120. I bought one specifically to press inlays. If you do a few, or have a lot of money invested in paduk, maple, walnut, it becomes worth the purchase fast. Email me. [email protected] and i can send you a pic if the press if you dont know what i am talking about.

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#6 posted 04-15-2018 02:29 PM

This looks awesome, I might need to make one of these to hang on the wall although I don’t think mine will look as great as yours!

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