|Project by lumberjuniorvarsity||posted 09-13-2016 01:30 PM||393 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
My grandfather passed away two years ago this Saturday, and I made this flag case for his interment flag. He flew Spitfires in WWII in the US Army Air Corps with one confirmed kill (Fw 190).
The case is made out of walnut, and I elected to take the ‘easy’ route by not dealing with 22.5 degree miters. The 45s were tricky enough for me. Finished with GF Arm-R-Seal in satin. This is the first piece I’ve made w/out hardware for joinery (splines for joints), and other than the joint at the top it turned out pretty good.
My grandpa was an amazing man and a wonderful grandpa, so it was a pretty meaningful project for me.
It’s on the way to my grandma right now, should be there on Thursday.