American Flag

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Project by ronstar posted 09-11-2016 02:30 AM 919 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this American flag from scrap 2×4’s. 19.5” x 37”. Painted and distressed with sandpaper and a torch. Moved it to my workshop for wall art.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 09-11-2016 07:18 AM

Beautiful Ron, I’m proud to be an American. This is the greatest country in the world.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 09-11-2016 12:00 PM

Thanks, Jerry. I’m proud and happy to be an American as well.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#3 posted 09-11-2016 07:35 PM

Very nice. I love and and have tons of respect for anyone that has served our country. Thank you to all the veterans here.

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#4 posted 09-11-2016 09:42 PM

Ron, this is very impressive and sure makes a big statement.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 09-11-2016 10:24 PM

Bet no one sits for this flag!
Love the distressed look!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 09-11-2016 11:50 PM

Outstanding-I like everything about it.

How did you make the stars?

My father served in Korea and Vietnam in the USAF-Old Glory flies every day and night (under light) at my house.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#7 posted 09-12-2016 11:30 AM

Thanks everyone.

Bill – I made the stars by:

1. I found flag specs at From flag graphics on this and other sites, I brought the star area into a CAD program and traced half of them (left or right) zoomed to a size that fit on an 8.5”x11” sheet of paper.
2. The union on my flag is 10.5” tall x 14.80” wide. Using the dimensions on the website, I zoomed the star pattern until the top and bottom stars were centered 1.3” from the top and bottom of the sheet. I traced the stars in CAD and printed them on an 8.5”x11” sheet.
3. Then I cut the stars out of the sheet with an xacto knife.
4. Then masking taped the entire 10.5”x14.80” union area of my flag that I already had painted blue.
5. Then traced the outline of the stars from my letter sized paper template on the union. 2 halves – left and right to cover the whole union since the template was only a little bit bigger than half the width of the union.
6. Then I cut out the masking tape from the traced star areas.
7. Then spray painted the union area white and removed the remaining making tape

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#8 posted 09-12-2016 06:10 PM

Love it! Battleworn and lookin’ good!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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