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Project by Carey Mitchell posted 12-09-2014 03:51 AM 787 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I usually make these 2 or 3 at a time, so I always have one on hand. It seems like every time I turn around someone I know has passed away, as we’re getting to that age bracket. I like to recognize their service by giving their families a case that’s a cut above what funeral homes provide. It may not be much but at least its a way for me to make a last connection with an old friend.





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#1 posted 12-09-2014 05:49 PM

Nice flag case. A couple of years ago I made 4 when one of my friends died. He was in the Navy. I made 4 … one for him, one for my father-in-law’s flag, one for me, and one extra. The extra one was given to another friend that passed last year. Looks like I need to make more. Where do you get your glass from? I made mine so the bottoms can be removed in case the glass is broken and needs to be replaced. The backs are screwed on.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 12-10-2014 01:52 AM



Nice flag case. A couple of years ago I made 4 when one of my friends died. He was in the Navy. I made 4 … one for him, one for my father-in-law s flag, one for me, and one extra. The extra one was given to another friend that passed last year. Looks like I need to make more. Where do you get your glass from? I made mine so the bottoms can be removed in case the glass is broken and needs to be replaced. The backs are screwed on.

- tyvekboy

Well, how have you been? Haven’t seen you at Rockler in a year.

Well, I guess I should make a really nice one for myself. Everything else is set up, including the flag, ceremony and music for the funeral – folks are gonna be surprised with that, but its gonna be my funeral and I’ll do what I want.

I did have a local glass company cut the glass, but they got too expensive. I now pick up large pieces and cut the triangles myself.

This one is reserved for an uncle who is now 94, a 3-war vet of WWII, Korea and was one of the earliest advisers in the Nam. He went across France and Germany as a brand new 2nd LT under Patton, commanding an armored cav recon platoon. He had the distinction of receiving an ass-chewing from Patton himself.

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#3 posted 12-10-2014 03:55 AM

I gave up the Rockler job … got another job bout 2 years ago … don’t need any more tools … ran out of space.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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