Charred Flags

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Project by Woodman1 posted 06-04-2021 12:29 PM 695 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few samples of some charred flags that I have made. I have made several different thin line flags. I use common pine and hit them with a torch. The stars in the union are hand carved with a flexible shaft carving tool.

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#1 posted 06-04-2021 01:09 PM

nice – lotta work in the stars

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 06-04-2021 08:12 PM

Nice! How long to make one??

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 06-04-2021 09:09 PM

I figured I have approximately 3 hours in each of the flags. Carving the unions take the most time but I believe a carved star still beats a stencil painted one. Nothing wrong with painted stars but I like the looks of handwork.

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#4 posted 06-09-2021 01:10 PM

I tried practice carving and they just didn’t look good. I used different bits in my pen dremmal attachment. Can you show me what bit your using. Yours look great! Thx

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

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#5 posted 06-12-2021 04:24 PM

I use a dremel #106 engraving bit. I found if I outline the star first, then take out the field, it works pretty well. I orient my flag diagonally and wor across the union outlining one point, then I go back and reorient the fag and repeat across the union. Pretty soon you will find the groove and will be knocking them out in decent time. I have found the lighted magnifier I found at Harbor Freight has made the job easier on my eyes.

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