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Project by Ivan posted 03-16-2019 07:20 AM 922 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Flag case was ordered by worker in American embassy in Croatia for his American friend. I considered this as the most important project in my ’’woodworking carrier’’, so I couldn’t afford failure or bad realisation. I used my all available knowledge and skills to make this as it should be – this was my first attempt in something like this.

Boxes were made mostly of old barn beam oak and dark parts are carbonated ash. Aprox. dimensions are 41×25x7cm.
Triangle frame has two sections : main frame and front frame – both glued separetly and than glued together. I cut 22.5 angle on tablesaw jig (last photo). I used strap clamp to fasten triangle. Base is made of one piece 7×6cm cross section. The back is 6mm thin oak board screwed. Glas was siliconed to outer frame.
Finish hardwood stain mix of walnut and mahogany, than two coats of spray laquer.
Customer was very pleased !

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 03-16-2019 09:57 AM

You’re a good man, Ivan. Even though it’s the flag of a nation not your own, you understand the sacrosanct character of a man’s love for his country. Well done. I’m proud to know you. On behalf of my fellow Americans, I thank you.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 03-16-2019 10:23 AM

Thanks Mark…very kind of you!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-16-2019 10:28 AM

Good job Majuvla. Those angles can be difficult. Looks spot on to me.

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

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#4 posted 03-16-2019 11:07 AM

Nicely done, Ivan. Looks like a solid build.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 03-16-2019 11:46 AM


As a US veteran, thank you for your thoughtful and respectful approach to the US flag and it’s proper display.

Well done!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#6 posted 03-16-2019 12:00 PM

Ivan that is a terrific looking flag case. I know the importance and significance of the flag case, and thank you for taking on this project with such reverence.

onto the technical side of things, I have thought long and hard about ways to get such an acute angle on those miters, and your jig in the last picture is a great idea.

Like Mark said, thank you again on behalf of all Americans

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#7 posted 03-16-2019 12:05 PM

Nice work! I am certain that your customer will be pleased…

-- Brian in Texas

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#8 posted 03-16-2019 12:05 PM

Nice work! I am certain that your customer will be pleased…

-- Brian in Texas

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#9 posted 03-16-2019 12:17 PM

It’s a great feeling when your skill and passion for the project you’re working come out so well…great job Ivan.

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#10 posted 03-16-2019 01:40 PM

Great job Ivan. You put some great thought in build this case and he will be very proud of it. Excellent job on those miters too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 03-16-2019 01:55 PM

simply beautiful very nice job on miters they can be very tricky GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#12 posted 03-16-2019 02:45 PM

That’s beautiful Ivan!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#13 posted 03-16-2019 03:27 PM

Great looking case and nice work on all those angles Ivan! Nothing feels better than knowing you have a happy customer!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#14 posted 03-16-2019 06:03 PM

Hi Majuvla,
I have never heard the term “carbonated ash”. Is this a treatment for ash that turns it dark, or just does the name imply?
Thanks and Good Work

-- Don in Johnstown, Ohio

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#15 posted 03-16-2019 06:14 PM

It’s a beautiful piece of work, Ivan. the skill you displayed and the care you took are clearly in evidence. Mark said it best, and I echo his sentiments. Well done.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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