Flag display cases

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Project by BurlyBob posted 09-23-2016 07:44 PM 513 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these display cases for my Dad, Father in law and neighbor. I’ve had Dad’s flag for almost 20 years. I finally knuckled down and got it done. It was, as I imagined it would be a very stressful and emotional project. I had to get it perfect for Dad and Harry. Harry served in WWII with “Merrill’s Marauders”. He was my neighbor for over 30 years, a dear man who past away at the age of 99 last winter. The regular triangle was for my Father in laws flag. These photos really don’t do Dad’s and Harry’s case justice. This is one of the few projects I’ve completed that I’m truly satisfied with the final outcome.

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#1 posted 09-23-2016 08:04 PM

Outstanding, Bob. Simply outstanding. Everything looks like it should,but seldom does: the corner meters are perfect, the finish is just right for those cases the accents are just right and I see you got the plaques finished. Good work, Mr. Bob. Very nice indeed.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#2 posted 09-23-2016 08:39 PM

Fitting displays for members of the “Greatest Generation”.

I like the panels under the triangle as placement for nameplates.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 09-23-2016 09:16 PM

Super Work…

Super Reasons…

God Bless…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 09-23-2016 09:23 PM

Well, you certainly should be satisfied. You did a fine job.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 09-23-2016 09:34 PM

Very nicely done and a great tribute to your loved ones.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 09-23-2016 10:10 PM

very nice cases and for a proud reason

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 09-23-2016 11:09 PM

Thank you all!

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#8 posted 09-23-2016 11:18 PM

Nicely done!

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#9 posted 09-23-2016 11:24 PM

Super outstanding Bob. Thanks to them for their service. May they rest in peace.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 09-24-2016 04:05 AM

Outstanding work Bob.
A beautiful way to display and honor the flag for those that fought for it!

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

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#11 posted 09-24-2016 01:25 PM

Beautiful Job my friend. You have something to be proud of.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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Rick Dennington

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#12 posted 09-24-2016 01:41 PM

Stellar job, Bob…..Once again you proved your worth to the art of woodworking. Very nice, indeed….

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#13 posted 09-24-2016 02:22 PM

what a beautiful way to honor them great guys …...... GREAT JOB


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#14 posted 09-24-2016 03:30 PM

These flag cases are nicely done and will make great gifts.

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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#15 posted 09-24-2016 04:34 PM

These are great – nice work.

-- Troy | | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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