American Wooden Wavy Flags.

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Project by Ken90712 posted 05-13-2021 12:07 PM 627 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have seen a bunch of these on YouTube made a few different ways. I’ve always wanted to do a cpl of them. One for me and one for my Jarhead buddy. Being Ex-Navy myself the harrassment between us never stops.

These proved to be challenging and time consuming to which I was a little surprised. Made them out of 2 × 4 s. Carved the waviness with an Arbor tech disc. ( What a beast) & alot of sanding. Ugh. Double taping to do the burned stripes. I tried to carve stars but hated how it looked so I went with decals.
I used edge sealer on stars, its what we use on Our Aircraft to keep placards on. Sprayed with 7 coats of lacquer.
Thx for looking all comments welcome.

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

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#1 posted 05-13-2021 12:10 PM

WOW….that is beautiful, Ken. One of my favorite projects!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-13-2021 01:04 PM

Nice job Ken!


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#3 posted 05-13-2021 01:19 PM

Mighty fine looking flags Ken! This is a project that I must try someday!

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

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#4 posted 05-13-2021 02:40 PM

Super nice Ken, we need to see more of this love for our flag across America these days.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 05-13-2021 03:00 PM

Very nice work and looks good on the wall .
Honor to your home !

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 05-13-2021 03:03 PM

Nice work, looks great x 2. A sight I’ll never get tired of seeing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 05-13-2021 06:58 PM

BIG THANKS everyone!!!!!! I love this country as many do!!! It was an honor serving….

The best quote I have ever seen was , ” If you can’t stand behind our troops then get in front of them on the battlefield !!!!! This I suspect is true with all my friends on here & abroad! God Bless!

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

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#8 posted 05-13-2021 07:09 PM

This is a perfect job for a CNC machine with a ball mill. The wave of the surface is the hard part as far as I’m concerned…but there are ways to do. The stars can be done with a V bit engraving. I have done a flat flag via CNC…took only 2 hrs to cut (still alot of dust,LOL). It took me longer to model the flag in Fusion 360, but once I had it done, I’ve made three in a matter of hours.

-- Al,Midwest -To thine own self be true

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#9 posted 05-13-2021 07:39 PM

I Like Them! I can imagine the sanding after the Arbor Tec disk.

Thank You for your service, from an old Navy Airdale.

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

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#10 posted 05-13-2021 08:17 PM

Well done

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#11 posted 05-13-2021 10:35 PM

Great job on these

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#12 posted 05-14-2021 01:50 AM

Awesome project ken!!! My son is in the navy so may have to get you to talk me through making him one of these. Well done sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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