A Flag Display Box #11: Finishing...

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 03-18-2010 10:35 PM 1403 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Time to wrap this up!!
The other day I finished putting the Clasp on, cutting the pins, filing, sanding…OpenedClasp
All that’s left is a final going over and inspection, sanding, and then some more sanding before the finishing is applied…One Last Look before PolyAngles, too...Angles...
Here’s with the Polyurethane that’s been applied so far… I may be at this all week…Polyurethane - so far...Lookin Good!!Mahogany HingeClosure...
I’m getting antsy to pull the paper off and see how it looks!!
It’ll probably be another week before the flag is in it and it’s ready for my Projects… It was an interesting build; not perfect, but neither am I…
My Thanks to those of you who came along for the ride!!
Where ever Dad is, I hope he’d be pleased with it…Dad constructing the Tool ShedMy Dad's Shed

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

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#1 posted 03-18-2010 10:39 PM

Very well presented process.. I am sure you have inspired a whole heap of folks to try this.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 03-18-2010 10:59 PM

Thanks, Larry, I hope so…
Hey, you’re coming up on the one year mark, Mate!! It seems like you were just… always here!! :)

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

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#3 posted 03-18-2010 10:59 PM

Looks wonderful Mike. Excellent blog all the way through. I am 100% sure your dad would really appreciate the love you put into this project. I’ll look forward to seeing it posted when totally finished. Thanks for sharing this project with us.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 03-18-2010 11:31 PM

thanks for the journey mike – well done

-- -erik & christy-

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#5 posted 03-18-2010 11:57 PM

this came out really nice , mike .

lot’s to be proud of here .
thanks for teaching us .

i bet your dad has always been proud of you

-- 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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#6 posted 03-19-2010 01:07 AM

Coming along really well… the final piece is the flag… you made your dad proud!
Very nice work Mike.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 03-19-2010 01:39 AM

very good job, it wormed up real nice with just poly.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 03-19-2010 02:20 AM

i think its a great project that ive enjoyed watching as its come along…i love the hinges and the latch..thanks for sharing this with us mike…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 03-19-2010 04:20 AM

Thanks for sharing. I am new to this and I really enjoyed and learned alot

-- Okcut- When you come to the fork in the road--take it.

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#10 posted 03-19-2010 07:39 AM

Great project Mike, the finish and everything togeather make it look
great…I think you’ve encouraged me to probably try wood hinges.
When I first seen you making them I thought the hinges would come
out over sized and clumsy looking. But they look to be well proportioned,
and with the flag box up right- built in legs. The same goes for the clasp.

Well this was fun for me also, I enjoy the pictures and the family history
as much as the wood working.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#11 posted 03-19-2010 09:44 AM

good work mike

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 03-19-2010 10:08 AM

Thank You, my Friends!
Now I can get back to whatever it was I was doing…
I’m both glad and sad this one’s done.
Glad because it was starting to “weigh” on me…
Sad because it was a very meaningful project and I enjoyed every minute of it!!
Time to move on…
Thanks again!!

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

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#13 posted 03-19-2010 04:53 PM

thankĀ“s for sharing your journey in this
I have enjoyed and learned with this
well done toturial on a very fine project
thank you for reminding us abaut
that it is the fammely who count


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#14 posted 03-19-2010 05:29 PM

Congrats on finishing this great project Mike and thank you for sharing this with us. Can’t wait to see a final image with the flag in it.
Very emotional project. God bless.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#15 posted 03-19-2010 05:37 PM

Mike, Thanks I’ve been silently following this build and have enjoyed the journey.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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