Grandfathers flag case

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Project by 559dustdesigns posted 09-24-2009 11:43 AM 2513 views 15 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this flag case to honor my Grandfather. This project was built out of oak. I used a walnut Minwax stain.The best thing is, this was not from a plan. I designed it my self. I had the front panel lasered in woodworking class at the Hanford High School. My grandpas name, navy rank and ship really set this case off. Finished it off, with a couple of pictures of him in the old days while in the service.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#1 posted 09-24-2009 12:13 PM

Very well done. Nice design and I especially like the engraving!

-- -- Mark in Fort Wayne, IN

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 12:46 PM

Nice work.

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#3 posted 09-24-2009 02:13 PM

Excellent design and execution. Kudos!

-- jstegall

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#4 posted 09-24-2009 02:30 PM

Great job honoring, I’m sure, a Great Man! Thank You for sharing and welcome to LJ’s!

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

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#5 posted 09-24-2009 02:41 PM

Great flag case and love the design! Welcome to LJ’s, I look forward to seeing more projects.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#6 posted 09-24-2009 03:06 PM

Great design and very well made.

Welcome to LJ’s and thank you for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#7 posted 09-24-2009 04:05 PM

This is about the nicest flag case design I have seen. Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#8 posted 09-24-2009 04:20 PM

great looking flag case. good job.

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#9 posted 09-24-2009 04:58 PM

Wonderful job honoring a Great Man. My father fought in WW2 also. We owe our lives today to those men.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 09-24-2009 09:02 PM

Beautiful job. I really like the design. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#11 posted 09-24-2009 09:56 PM

We sure do Mike. Awesome case almost makes me feel like mine is inadequate. JK Our skills are at different levels. Great Job

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#12 posted 09-25-2009 12:25 AM

I love the design on this case… it’s hard to add anything to such a small object without obstructing the material being presented or distracting from it… you did an excellent job.

-- San Diego, CA

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#13 posted 09-25-2009 01:03 AM

verry nice and well thought out 2 thumbs up

-- Randy I have the right to remain silent, just not the ability ; )

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#14 posted 09-25-2009 04:04 AM

This is truly a super Tribute piece to your Grandfather and Veteran. I would be humbled if anyone would remember/honor me like this. Your skills are way beyond my world. Superb job.

Oh by the way, I’m a USN Vet and anyone who Honors a Veteran, past, present or future, is A-1 in my book!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#15 posted 09-25-2009 05:12 AM

Absolutely gorgeous! I have never seen one like it. Very unique.

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood, only smaller projects.

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