A Flag Display Box #7: Surprise!!!

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 03-07-2010 05:00 AM 1181 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I received a Care Package today, courtesy of our very own Bob Kollman!!The Surprise Package!! Eight days ago, in part #6, I related little in the way of forward progress but I let it slip that I was about to pull the trigger on buying a sheet of Lexan to move things along… Well, the following day I got a PM from Bob, informing me that he had sent a load of Plastics my way!! It was supposed to be a surprise… He had gotten my shipping address from that other wily gift-giver David (Patron) and he told me it would be a good idea to wait… and save my money. I’m all for that, of course, and so I waited… While I waited, I putted around a little more with some details… Took the Hinges and Clasp from here:Two "Hinges" cutExploded view of clasp

To here:The Hardware I’m using Brass for the Pins this time. It cleaned up nicely! I marked where I wanted to cut first with a triangular file, and then cut with a Hack-saw…Brass Rod for pins I set the table saw at 45° and just-chipped the long corners of the three sides, rounding them over with a file to ease them, and sanded them again…Rounding Long Corners My patience was rewarded on Thursday, when the package arrived at my Parent’s House, but I didn’t get it home and open until today!! Needless to say, I’ve been full of anticipation!! And here is what I found inside… :) ....Contents!! This is a fine gift, Bob, and I want to Thank You!! Just unpacking it, you got the old wheels turning… I see in my future some sort of router table set-up, templates galore, I think I even want to try to make a plastic box!! LOL! But first, I want to finish this Flag Box… :)
Thanks again, Bob!!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#1 posted 03-07-2010 05:22 AM

Happy days to one and all. Now, back to work!! :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 03-07-2010 05:22 AM

thank you bob ,
from me too !

your thought and open heart is a blessing ,
for our brother mike ,
but also for all of us to share .
being kind and caring is the best lesson in life .

the best to you and yours ,
you deserve it !

and mike , thanks for honoring bob as you have ,
it’s not as easy to receive as it is to give sometimes .
this sharing out loud , lets us all grow together .

so thanks , to the two of you !

thats my buds !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 03-07-2010 07:34 AM

very cool … sounds like you are having fun in your shop … you are getting good at making hinges…. neat

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 03-07-2010 02:28 PM

Cool Happenings!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Bob Kollman

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#5 posted 03-07-2010 03:19 PM

Thanks for your help David…

And Mike, you are welcome… I only hope the 12×20 sheets are big enough,
they look a little small know that I see your wood frames across the top of the
table saw.

You’ll like making fixtures with the 3/8 lexan, it takes screws real well.

I think DaN has it right, it’s all about having fun in the shop, and it’s an honor
to make a controbution to such a worthy project. I enjoy Mike’s projects
in a good part because they are fun…Enjoy!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#6 posted 03-07-2010 10:03 PM

Great blog and good happenings! Can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 03-08-2010 06:04 PM

Good deal, Mike! And a heck of a nice thing for Bob to do. Like the rest of the folks on here, I can’t wait to see the finished flag case.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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