Flag case

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Project by bigfish_95008 posted 10-27-2012 03:39 PM 1288 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted a project in a while, of course I haven’t had anything new to “say” of late. This flag case was a long time from need to completion – a lot of life kept getting in the way. This will live in the foyer of my church. I just thought there was something really wrong about having a flag case made in China and set out to right this wrong. It was a piece of junk also. This one has the upper flag case and a lower section for photos of loved one in service to our country or church. I originally thought it would look great in quarter sawn sycamore, but the wife pointed out that all the accents in the foyer were black, so this is walnut dyed black. I will never make a project again that has 22 1/2 degree miters, also, having the glass captured in the frame made it necessary to pre finish the parts – I have never had to fix finish so many times! All the corners are re enforces with biscuits. I learned a lot on this project – mostly what I never want to do again, but overall it was a lot of fun. Can’t wait to see it sitting in it’s new home.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#1 posted 10-27-2012 09:40 PM

Very nice work. I like the bottom section too. What a good idea.
I too made one with the 22 1/2 deg. angle. I now make them with all 45’s. Much easier to make and I preferr them simple look. The flag should be the center of attention, not the box.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 04:42 PM

Congrats on good work, you should be very proud, it came out superb.
Post a picture of it when its installed at the church…

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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