Memorial Day

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Project by rtbrmb posted 05-28-2018 11:27 PM 1187 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had a lot of thought this weekend on those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our county & I am very grateful. Thanks also to all veterans and active duty.

I have been trying to get to this project for quite a while. I recently got access to an small stash of very old white pine harvested in NE Michigan ~1880. I used trans tint dye to get the color I was comfortable with but still allow the grain to show through. The stripes were dyed individually and then assembled. I used my CNC to carve the stars-they are just over 1/4” outside radius. I used 3/4” tall stripes, so the overall dimension is ~9 3/4” by 18 1/2”. I left the pine natural instead of experimenting with white and painting all 50 stars.

I was able to stack the stripes (for the most part) so one can see the grain pattern carry through multiple boards.

Thanks for looking.

Bill in MI

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#1 posted 05-29-2018 12:04 PM

Looks great, nice work.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 08-04-2018 07:02 PM

I wanted to add a few more pictures to show other flags I was able to create with the antique pine. Also, I wasn’t really happy with the color of the dye, so I switched to Minwax stain available at Lowes or Menards.



This one is made from some left over 1/4 sawn oak.

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#3 posted 08-04-2018 07:05 PM

Those look great.

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