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Project by tjUSMC8807 posted 06-16-2015 06:41 PM 865 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been meaning to document a project from start to finish and this is the first time I managed to remember to take pictures about every step… I learned a LOT since this was my first time building something other than a bench or cutting board, so if you have any advice I would be overjoyed to hear it!

Biggest problem was gluing the corners which I solved with almost every single clamp I own… Had to cut 6 pucks of the same angle as my corners and them hold then in place in order to give my clamps something to bite down on.
The first piece I cut for a diagonal had some really nice spalting to it so I thought, “Great, I’ll just rip it in half and book match them!”. Well doing that messed with my measurements, resulting in the gap at the bottom corner pictured.
To hide that I ripped a thin strip of bark from the same board and glued it up.
Personally, I was not totally satisfied with this build as there are many imperfections, but I wanted to get it to my Grandmother in time for her to see that Grandfather’s flag was taken care of. I will probably try another one, so again, any help or tips that keep my profanity to a minimum would be greatly appreciated.

-- Conan, what is best in life? A table. I would settle for being able to make a nice smooth, level table. And maybe some chairs or a bench.





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RichardMu

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#1 posted 06-17-2015 09:27 PM

Great looking flag box. Looks like it was a beast to get clamped up. The imperfections just add to the character. I am sure it will be cherished by your Grandmother.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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tjUSMC8807

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#2 posted 06-18-2015 02:06 AM

Thank you very much! Yeah it took some time to get it right-ish… Knowing her I’m certain she’ll be able to look past the blemishes.

-- Conan, what is best in life? A table. I would settle for being able to make a nice smooth, level table. And maybe some chairs or a bench.

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