Grandfather's Memorial Flag Case

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Project by Blackbear posted 04-14-2013 04:36 PM 7034 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I had the honor of building a memorial flag case for my grandfather’s flag. Grampy served in the U.S. Navy in the 1950’s and I believe he served in the Korean war.

I built a fairly simple design. My thought there was I did not want to distract from the flag itself too much. Joints were all cut on the table saw with a tenon jig. I did not have a band clamp, but a couple of the Thule straps for my kayaks worked fine. The wood is solid mahogany. The finish is Watco Danish Oil – Natural with some polished bees wax on top. We may add a small bronze name tag later on.

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#1 posted 04-14-2013 04:42 PM

Nice build, I have several to make for flags I have from family members, a comrade that died in Iraq and a flag given to me when I left Iraq by the Base CO. One of many projects needed to be completed as I prepare to decorate my study.

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#2 posted 04-14-2013 04:43 PM

Nice way to show tribute to your GrandDad. Plus it keeps the flag neat and clean for future generations when you pass it down

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#3 posted 04-14-2013 04:44 PM

Very nice a wonderful build to honor your grand father.


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#4 posted 04-14-2013 05:02 PM

Nicely done. A family heirloom, to be passed down for generations, for sure.

I have a flag case build in my future, for my father’s burial flag. He too, served in Korea.

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#5 posted 04-17-2013 02:19 PM

Great project and a great tribute to Grand Dad. A great way to display and preserve memories. Way to go!

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