Hundley Flag Box

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Project by Woodbutcher3 posted 03-01-2011 05:16 AM 3874 views 14 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I enjoy making one-off flag boxes for a lot those retiring out of the Military and Civil Service. Many have spent time in both. The Command coins are a great add and I now get the plates for the base lasered on wood by a friend. I think it adds more class and it doesn’t deteriorate like so many of the commercal engravings eventually do.

The case is built for a 3 X 5 flag (no frills). Flag measure 12” on the short sides and 17 on the base.
The case base is 22” log and 5” wide. Backing is leather look hard board I find at Lowe’s and Home Depot. I like it better than the plain hardboard or the plywood paneling that doesn’t ever really match to well.
Watco oil finish.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#1 posted 03-01-2011 05:21 AM

Nice piece. Love the curved base and engraving. Good job!

Hats off to all the men and women in uniform – past, present and veterans.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 05:59 AM

Nice job! A much appreciated and well deserved gift for those who have served.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, [email protected] Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 11:54 AM

I always love looking at these, Great work and very clean. A great way to honor those who have served! God Bless to them all!
Ken USN 1983-1989.

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

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#4 posted 03-01-2011 12:46 PM

very cool gift and well made

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#5 posted 03-01-2011 03:02 PM

Thanks for honoring a Veteran, when you honor one, you honor us all.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 03-01-2011 11:32 PM

It may be a “no frills” case as you put it, but it is nice. I really like the base. Never thought to curve the base like you did. I will have to remember that for future cases. Thanks for posting.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#7 posted 03-02-2011 04:54 AM

Rod, You done well on this one. Well, you do well on all of them. A great way to honor someone.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#8 posted 03-02-2011 03:53 PM

I’m new at this site and am having trouble figuring out how to purchase something. I would like to know how much this awesome flag case is? I live in OK and was wondering if you ship? Can someone please help me figure this out? :o) Please e-mail me: [email protected] Thank you!

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#9 posted 03-02-2011 09:45 PM

Love it. Love the challenge coins in the base, i never would have thought of that. I actually know a Marine who work in systems command. Outstanding Marines they are. Semper Fidelis

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