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Flag case was ordered by worker in American embassy in Croatia for his American friend. I considered this as the most important project in my ''woodworking carrier'', so I couldn't afford failure or bad realisation. I used my all available knowledge and skills to make this as it should be - this was my first attempt in something like this.

Boxes were made mostly of old barn beam oak and dark parts are carbonated ash. Aprox. dimensions are 41×25x7cm.
Triangle frame has two sections : main frame and front frame - both glued separetly and than glued together. I cut 22.5 angle on tablesaw jig (last photo). I used strap clamp to fasten triangle. Base is made of one piece 7×6cm cross section. The back is 6mm thin oak board screwed. Glas was siliconed to outer frame.
Finish hardwood stain mix of walnut and mahogany, than two coats of spray laquer.
Customer was very pleased !

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You're a good man, Ivan. Even though it's the flag of a nation not your own, you understand the sacrosanct character of a man's love for his country. Well done. I'm proud to know you. On behalf of my fellow Americans, I thank you.
 

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Thanks Mark…very kind of you!
 

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Good job Majuvla. Those angles can be difficult. Looks spot on to me.
 

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Ivan,

As a US veteran, thank you for your thoughtful and respectful approach to the US flag and it's proper display.

Well done!!
 

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Ivan that is a terrific looking flag case. I know the importance and significance of the flag case, and thank you for taking on this project with such reverence.

onto the technical side of things, I have thought long and hard about ways to get such an acute angle on those miters, and your jig in the last picture is a great idea.

Like Mark said, thank you again on behalf of all Americans
 

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Nice work! I am certain that your customer will be pleased…
 

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Nice work! I am certain that your customer will be pleased…
 

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It's a great feeling when your skill and passion for the project you're working come out so well…great job Ivan.
 

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Great job Ivan. You put some great thought in build this case and he will be very proud of it. Excellent job on those miters too.
 

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simply beautiful very nice job on miters they can be very tricky GREAT JOB :<))
 

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Great looking case and nice work on all those angles Ivan! Nothing feels better than knowing you have a happy customer!
 

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Hi Majuvla,
I have never heard the term "carbonated ash". Is this a treatment for ash that turns it dark, or just does the name imply?
Thanks and Good Work
Regards,
Don
 

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It's a beautiful piece of work, Ivan. the skill you displayed and the care you took are clearly in evidence. Mark said it best, and I echo his sentiments. Well done.
 

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Thanks Jerry and all other for kind words…that keeps man going on…
 

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FANTASTIC!
 

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Good one Ivan, great work . I seem to remember a couple of months ago you asking on a forum where to get plans? Was that you?
Great job.
Kind Regards
Anthony
 

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Great work, Ivan. Very meaningful and I'm sure greatly appreciated!!!
 

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I'm actually thinking about going to the Croatian Consulate in L.A. and lodging an "official thank you" to Croatia for producing people like you.
 
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