Flag Box

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Project by DBoltz posted 09-07-2012 11:38 AM 1507 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a flag box I made for my Mother in Law. It houses the funeral flag and shells from my Father in Law’s funeral. It is made of walnut and maple. The corner splines are made from a piece of pine that I found in his work shop. The whole piece was stained with a colonial maple stain from Minwax, three coats of Watco semi-gloss lacquer and three coats of paste wax. Thanks for looking.

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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Larry Owens

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#1 posted 09-07-2012 01:00 PM

Very Nice, I like the idea of the placement of the brass!

-- Larry, North Carolina,!/woodworkin

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#2 posted 09-07-2012 06:14 PM

Great job! It came together very nicely.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 09-07-2012 11:43 PM

how did you make the long angles on the bottom joint? sheetzy

-- What this world needs is a little more sawdust on the floor.

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#4 posted 09-08-2012 12:04 AM

nice job.your mother in law must be proud of it.the shells are a nice touch i’ve never seen before.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 09-08-2012 01:40 AM

Thanks, guys! Sheetzy, I tilted the blade on my TS to 22.5 and cut the miters with the piece on end. If you check out my blog, you can see how I did them. Let me know if you have any more questions.

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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#6 posted 09-08-2012 01:52 AM

Nice flag case. Good use of the shell casings.

I’ve made several of these and ended up making a right angle jig for the MS to hold the planks for the 22.5 cut. Keeps me fingers out of harms way. :)


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#7 posted 09-25-2016 07:32 PM

Very nicely done. May he rest in peace. I thank him for his service.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 09-25-2016 10:48 PM

Very nicely done. May he rest in peace. I thank him for his service.

- Roger

DITTO … the brass …..........GREAT JOB

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

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