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Project by duelly posted 03-04-2008 03:54 AM 2123 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spent a rainy Sunday building a 3 different styles of flag cases. The one I liked best has room for a 3’ X 5’ American Flag that I recently got at a flag store in the city. Along with having a flag in the top part I included a small see thru cabinet below that has one of my favorite fire scene picture of our town hall fire back in June of 1983. Also,I put my photo in my firemens uniform in the middle of the frame then I added a couple of my departments hat pins and a metal hat badge from my old marching hat and then I added my Locksmith Belt Buckle and my Locksmith Badge with my name engraved in it and a pick from my toolbox and 30 years of being a Certified, Bonded, & Insured Locksmith. After I finished the whole inside of the bottom had a black valour backing to be able to fasten the different pins and badges to the valour and the valour was cemented to the board in the back. The front has a plex a glass window covering the whole front. This was kind of neat to make and was good for something to do on a rainy day.

-- duelly in Perry, NY

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#1 posted 03-04-2008 04:05 AM

I like your designs. I have the flag that was used in my fathers military funeral, he was in the Navy during WWII and the Korean War. I’ve been meaning to build a flag case to house it in. I wanted to include his original medals as well. Unfortunately my younger sister had them. She placed them in a rental storage unit and stopped paying on it. They are long gone now.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#2 posted 03-04-2008 04:13 AM

Looks great!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 03-04-2008 04:24 AM

Yes, We have my dad’s military flag from his funeral. My mom has this in her cedar chest. He was in WWII and stationed in Burma. We have all of his release forms and metals and letter from President Harry S. Truman I have all this just waiting for me to build a display for all of this including his photo. He passed away in 1981 of a heart attack.

-- duelly in Perry, NY

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#4 posted 03-04-2008 04:44 AM

I have my fathers flag. It’s never been un-folded since his funeral.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 03-04-2008 04:56 AM

On ours, I put it in a zip lock bag with a few cedar chips inside the bag and she put it in her cedar chest and has been there every since.

-- duelly in Perry, NY

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#6 posted 03-04-2008 05:34 AM

That’s a nice shadow box. Congratulations on the whole assembly and finish job.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#7 posted 03-04-2008 05:52 AM

I know they wouldn’t be the original medals but you can request the medals from the Navy and they will send them to you at no charge. Here is a page about what you need to do. It seems like an easy process it just takes a long time to process.
I know I feel a kind of special attachment to the original medals given to me, but I would think that replacement medals would be better than none at all.

-- Kyle Shipp,

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#8 posted 03-04-2008 06:43 AM

Thanks, Kyle. I needed the site to get my father’s medals from his service on Guadacanal.

Great presentation box, duelly!

Semper Fi!
God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#9 posted 03-04-2008 06:46 AM

Great set of flag cases. A very nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 04-06-2008 12:04 PM

Hi Duelly

Great looking display case. Wonderful heirloom to pass on to your family. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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