|Project by rickf16||posted 05-28-2009 09:55 PM||1753 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
I was ask to make a flag case for a friend. He sent me a picture and ask could I build it? No problem I said. After studying his picture and some time in sketch up, this what I came up with. (I had posted the initial drawing here
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/7800 ) Now, before I go any further, my thanks go out to DaveR. As some you may know he is the resident sketch up guru! I would not have been able to do the drawing and have this come out like it did with out his help. Thanks Dave.
Made from cherry, love this wood, and stained with my mixture of warm cherry stain, georgian gel and a hint of java gel, all General Finishes. A coat of shellac and two coats satin poly sanded to 400 between coats.The outer boxes are pitched at 15 degrees to the front. This posed an interesting dilemma. How to mount the glass. What I came up with was to cut a dado on the upper rails and stiles. The inner stile have two dados. The inboards are 90 degrees and the outboards are 15 degrees. I have some small pieces of glass I used as templates as to make sure everything line up. Took about three hours of fitting to make it right. Well worth the time. All tolled, I have about 20 hours in this. Had a lot of fun designing and making this case. Hope the customer is happy. All comments are welcomed and appreciated.