|Project by GrandsonOfRue||posted 01-07-2010 05:06 AM||1437 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
I purchased two of these cases following the death of my father. The second one was for my grandfather’s flag who was a WWII vet. I love the design. So much richer in than the basic triangle with no demeanor. I was very disappointed in the finish of the purchased cases. Rough to the touch and the backs were literally splintered scrap from the shop. I just feel that for the money and for what they are for this is one project that deserves incredible attention.
My very close friend lost his father who was a WWII vet. He was buried at a National Cemetary with honors and it was a very very moving experience for me. I was asked to build these and it will be a very very special project I will never forget. I was able to hone some skills during construction and it goes to show that an individual can affect someone and help someone grow even in death.
There are slight differences in the frames. The originals I had purchased were constructed first then routered which left odd effects at the point the router would not get down into the joint. I chose to rout the interior frame to stop points then put it together. This gave a nice flow to the profile.
If you sit these back to back they are within a 16th of an inch in exact match to each other which I was pleased with considering I did construct them in two separate processes. Part of my issue with the ones purchased was sloppy fit and finish. The glass was not exact nor the back. I took extra care and the glass fits so close that you have to follow a precise method of install. The back also fits nice and snug.
The biggest challenge was getting the 45 angles to match exactly and to get the frame to match exactly to the sides of the case at the same angle.
A very satisfying project. As soon as possible I hope to add a picture with the flags in the cases.