|Project by SheriDi||posted 11-19-2009 04:40 AM||1530 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
I’ve been admiring projects by fellow woodworkers for a few months now and have decided it’s time to add a project of my own. This is a flag box for my sister’s FIL who served honorably in WWII, Korea and VietNam. He retired as a Marine Lt Col way back in the 70’s. His uniform still hangs in the closet pressed and ready, because as he told me. “you never really retire, they can call you back at any time (he’s 84 now!). It was a bit of a struggle to get him to give up his medals for a proper display case, and I hope he will appreciate my efforts. The flag was requested by our Congressman and was flown over the Capitol for a day. The Congressman was kind enough to include the certificate thanking him for his service.
The wood is Phillipine Mahogany with Walnut Splines for strength at the joints, and 4 coats of shellac.
-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor