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Project by Brad_Nailor posted 10-10-2007 04:03 AM 20303 views 15 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a project I put aside to do the virtual table challenge so I picked it back up and finished the planning stage. This is for my mother in law who passed a few years ago and was a WAC in WW2. This version has finger jointed corners and is made of cherry. I am now thinking I might go with miters on the corners and quarter sawn white oak, mainly because I have yet to purchase anything to make finger joints, and I have some nice qs oak sitting in my basement waiting to be something! Next I have to do a measured drawing in AutoCAD based on the Sketchup model.

After seeing that animated pic of the saw blade holder I was inspired to create this little animation of the rendered case assembly
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#1 posted 10-10-2007 04:07 AM

Very nice David. The animation is very interesting. Looking forward to seeing this when finished.

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#2 posted 10-10-2007 04:29 AM

Great Memorial case.

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#3 posted 10-10-2007 05:37 AM

Wonderful case. Artistic computer design/animation.

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#4 posted 10-10-2007 05:48 AM

great case brad … anyway yo could email me the model ? I have one of these to make for my nephew.

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#5 posted 10-10-2007 05:53 AM

It’s very nice David. Pardon my question but the flag in the case seems to be a lot smaller than the one my father received. Is that right? If it is that’s just wrong. I hope I’m wrong. My Dad was a seargent twice and a corporeal three times (had a wild streek in him) so it’s not like he did anything different than another non-com would have done. (Despite the varying opinions about roles in war and combat.)

All that nonsense aside, I really like the “shadow box” style of display – it adds personality to the symbol. What method did you use to attach the photos and medals?

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#6 posted 10-10-2007 08:45 AM

Very nice tribute to one of our National Heroes. It is sad, but our WWII vets are slowly “going home”. My Father-in-Law was a WWII Vet, we lost him a couple of years ago.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#7 posted 10-10-2007 09:43 PM

These are very nice projects. I’ve built two now and it is amazing the reaction you get for something that is relatively easy for a woodworker to do. Thanks for putting this together!

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#8 posted 10-11-2007 03:05 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone!
Betsy - As far as I know that’s a standard flag for a veteran...although she wasn't in combat so maybe that makes a difference. I took the measurements right off the folded flag. As far as attaching the medals. I was thinking of using dots of hot glue on the backs of the objects…enough to hold them in place but not permanent.
Dan – I am still tweaking a little, and this is just my design model…no dimensions or anything. I am doing a measured AutoCAD drawing based on my final version and I will definitely share it with you or anyone who would like a copy!

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#9 posted 10-11-2007 04:20 AM

Very nice! I love the animation!

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#10 posted 10-11-2007 05:25 AM

David – I’d like a set of those plans when you get them done. I do know that hot glue is not the best option to hang the medals. My brother had some put into a shadow box and they used a very fine fishing line that was barely noticable. It was done very well and unless you were an inch away from the medals you would have never known how they were attached. The wire will also keep them in good condition should you decide to do something else with them.

Once again – great project—- I hope that I can make one as nice.

Betsy

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#11 posted 10-12-2007 03:09 AM

Impressive! Having made a few flag cases, and display cases as well, it’s always interesting to see what other folks come up with.

-- Fletch, Texas

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#12 posted 10-14-2007 02:25 PM

I love the concept you show here. I have three cases to build for various family members. Did you design this yourself or is there a plan available?
I fought the finger joint problem for a couple of years (trying several jigs and techniques) I finally saw the router table method used by Bob and Rick on the router work shop. The jig can be purchased relatively inexpensavitly, or once you see it its is easy to build.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Brad,--"The way to eat an eliphant is one bite at a time"

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#13 posted 10-26-2007 07:08 PM

HEY NAILER, I’LL TRADE YOU PLANS FOR A FINGER JOINT JIG FOR THE PLANS MEM. FLAG CASE. I DAD SERVED IN WWII AND I HAVE HIS FLAG. I WOULD LOVE TO DO THE GREAT IDEA FOR MY MOM.
LET ME KNOW.
SARGE

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Brad_Nailor

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#14 posted 10-27-2007 12:42 AM

Sarge…Thanks for the offer I could actually use a good finger joint jig. As a matter of fact I am working on the plans as we speak and hopefully will be able to post them for download in PDF form hopefully soon for you and anyone else who would like them. Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

David

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#15 posted 10-26-2008 06:14 PM

Hey All-
I’m a retired Marine MSgt and have put a few shadow boxes together in my day. A suggestion for adhering medals, ribbons, badges, etc.; cut a sheet of laminated foam board to the i.d. of your display case. Use a piece of chrushed velvet material, of your color choice, from your local sewing store. Glue the cloth to the foam board with a LIGHT COAT (or it will bleed through) of spray adhesive. The medals, ribbons, badges, etc. will have pins on the back of them. Once your spray adhesive has cured, push the display items with pins through the cloth and into the foam board, them remove them, you’ll now have holes in the appropriate locations. Use a small dap or two (depending on size/weight of item) of Elmers on the back of the items and put them back on the board, with pins pushed into the holes you’ve pre-made. If you use a little too much glue, it’s alright, Elmers glue dries clear. Do not use Super glue as it will dry to an opaque color and is very visible. If you have items such as name tags, hash marks or cloth rank insignia, just glue them directly to the cloth covered foam board, not holes needed. Allow the assembly to cure for several hours before placing it into your shadow box.

Hope this helps!!

Colin

-- Night Train rider

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