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Project by Woodguywannabe posted 02-10-2015 03:34 PM 1492 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this for my son and his new wife. Since he has been in the Army, and as my way to deal with his deployments, I started making wooden flags. This is just another version.
I had around 8 different glue up’s on this one, it was by far the most complicated, just because I didn’t think it all the way through. But, I am really happy with how it turned out.
Made with Maple and Walnut, as you can see, and is useable, even though everyone that sees it says its too pretty to actually use.





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scvwood27

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#1 posted 02-10-2015 04:54 PM

Very nice. I’m going to have to try one. What are the dimensions Of the entire board and of each individual square that represents the stars? Thanks for sharing.

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 02-10-2015 05:08 PM

Quite handsome!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Woodguywannabe

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#3 posted 02-10-2015 05:20 PM


Very nice. I m going to have to try one. What are the dimensions Of the entire board and of each individual square that represents the stars? Thanks for sharing.

- scvwood27


Thanks. I have to go by memory, as I gave it away. But the wood was 3/4 stock, cut 1” wife and glued on its side. I believe the board ended up being 17” wide, just because it looked about right. The “stars” area were 1 inch squares. You really have to think I through on your glue up’s to make everything fit nice an close so there are no voids. I glued the long stripes together, then the short stripes, then did the stars. the glued the stars and short stripes together, trimmed as needed, and then glued the long strips to the upper part of the flag. Good luck. I think it was pretty unique.

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Woodguywannabe

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#4 posted 02-10-2015 05:21 PM



Quite handsome!

- Gene Howe


If you knew my son, that is him to a tee. Thanks

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#5 posted 02-10-2015 06:10 PM

Excellent job! Thanks your son for his service.

Some on here have said the flag should NOT be made into a cutting board… But not me. I say yours LOOKS GREAT! I’m sure your son & daughter in law will love it

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#6 posted 02-10-2015 06:21 PM

Oh yeah, WELCOME to LJs

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TexUSAF

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#7 posted 02-10-2015 08:06 PM

Looks great!

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#8 posted 02-10-2015 08:45 PM

Well done, a real beauty! I like it. I should be making one for my uncle who will hang it on the wall anyways.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 02-11-2015 01:17 AM

thanks for sharing. I am certainly going to put this on my list of things to do. We are ameri’Kan living in Canada and a nice remeimber of home would do us some good!

-- designer by education, wood working hack by choice

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Woodguywannabe

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#10 posted 02-12-2015 03:32 AM



Excellent job! Thanks your son for his service.

Some on here have said the flag should NOT be made into a cutting board… But not me. I say yours LOOKS GREAT! I m sure your son & daughter in law will love it

- JoeinGa


Thank you Joe. They do, but not sure they can use it as a cutting board. They have it in the center of their table though.

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Woodguywannabe

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#11 posted 02-12-2015 03:32 AM



Well done, a real beauty! I like it. I should be making one for my uncle who will hang it on the wall anyways.

- Ken90712


Ya, I think my son and his wife are using it as a center piece on their table. I appreciate the kind words

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Woodguywannabe

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#12 posted 02-12-2015 03:34 AM



Looks great!

- TexUSAF


Appreciate it Tex. Thank you

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Woodguywannabe

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#13 posted 02-12-2015 03:35 AM



thanks for sharing. I am certainly going to put this on my list of things to do. We are ameri Kan living in Canada and a nice remeimber of home would do us some good!

- Chris


Chris, I don’t consider myself an expert, but a halfway smart guy who can figure things out, so don’t be afraid of trying something a little more complicated. This was something I didn’t think all the way through when I started, but I made it work in the end. So good luck and thanks for the kind works from up north.

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