Burial Flag Case

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Project by AVCWoodWorks2013 posted 04-22-2013 07:19 AM 1314 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this burial flag case from some reclaimed oak that was from a couch that was going to be thrown away. Its finished with Minwax Golden Oak and 2 coats of polyurethane. The glass was etched with the USN symbol, name, dates of service, and wars served in.

-- "And remember, the most important safety rule is to wear these safety glasses." : Norm Abram

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#1 posted 04-22-2013 11:48 AM

great job…...I have not tried to make a flag box yet….

-- Patrick

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#2 posted 04-22-2013 12:08 PM

As a Retired Navy man, HOOYAH! Great job.

As a novice woodworker, what are the angles and lengths of each side?

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#3 posted 04-22-2013 10:22 PM

I have to agree with thelt, as retired Navy man that is a great job. I especially like the etched glass idea.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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#4 posted 04-23-2013 02:10 AM

pmelchman: Its not hard at all. I was really intimidated at first but I had someone show me how to do it.

thelt: The angles are 22 1/2 degrees and the overall dimensions are 2 5/8” W stock with a strip that is 5/8” thick and 3/4” W glued to the strip sideways. The bottom is 25” from long point to long point. The sides are 18” from top point that is 45 degrees to the bottom point. This is actually my Grandfathers burial flag. He served in WWII and Korea. He was a woodworker too so Im carrying it on.

-- "And remember, the most important safety rule is to wear these safety glasses." : Norm Abram

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