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Project by sulphurcreekcustoms posted 02-28-2017 06:00 PM 708 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Reclaimed barn lumber and oak boarder with handcut stars. 40”x24”

-- Chad Smith, SULPHUR CREEK CUSTOMS-Kettle, KY





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papadan

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#1 posted 02-28-2017 06:09 PM

Great work as usual Chad.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#2 posted 02-28-2017 08:33 PM

NICE!

-- just rjR

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#3 posted 02-28-2017 09:07 PM

Always in demand.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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rtbrmb

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#4 posted 02-28-2017 09:28 PM

Your portfolio of work is impressive.

What do you do to achieve the paint effect in this project (& your other flag projects)?

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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Desert_Woodworker

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#5 posted 03-01-2017 03:38 AM

Patriotism at its finest! Since this flag has 44 stars- I found an interesting link that relates to the “44” http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us-1891.html

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#6 posted 03-01-2017 04:14 AM

For the effect…I just use whatever red white and blue …and black paint I have around that is water based. I water it wayyyyyy down and brush each board sloppily. Then put them together with slats on the back then paint in the blue field. For the blue, I use more black and sometimes some dark grey than blue, or at least just as much. Then hot glue the stars in place. Then frame it. Then usually wore brush a bit before using the propane torch to “torch” it in key areas. ( corners, ends, star points, and a little bit along the lines where each board meets its neighbor. ) Last is a very heavy coat of poly. Very heavy. No two are ever the same and your first one will look as good as this one does. Oh, I just used barn lumber and planed one side for even thickness. More knots and deeper weathering the better. Hope this answers your question about my “technique”. But technique I would say is a bit of a stretch.

-- Chad Smith, SULPHUR CREEK CUSTOMS-Kettle, KY

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sulphurcreekcustoms

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#7 posted 03-01-2017 04:16 AM

About the 44 stars…
I’m a dumb a—

-- Chad Smith, SULPHUR CREEK CUSTOMS-Kettle, KY

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sulphurcreekcustoms

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#8 posted 03-01-2017 04:17 AM

Seriously guys….thanks so much for the compliments. I always appreciate them all very very much.

-- Chad Smith, SULPHUR CREEK CUSTOMS-Kettle, KY

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Desert_Woodworker

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#9 posted 03-01-2017 05:10 PM



About the 44 stars…
I m a dumb a—

- sulphurcreekcustoms


No you are not dumb- I like the the idea of 44 stars,for I learned why there was a 44th star added. You project made me think more about the American flag. Interesting project.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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sulphurcreekcustoms

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#10 posted 03-01-2017 07:21 PM

I say that because I made sure to count 50 stars as I cut them and again as I put them on the flag. It is crazy that no one noticed until you on this site on my personal fb and my business fb! Observant you are and I’m glad. It let me correct it before delivery

-- Chad Smith, SULPHUR CREEK CUSTOMS-Kettle, KY

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Skylark53

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#11 posted 03-04-2017 01:29 AM

You hand cut all the stars? Wow. I’ve made several similar to this, but used manufactured stars. You have my respect. As for the 44, you aren’t an accountant are you? LOL. Thank you for sharing this very well done and very worthwhile project. Keep up the good work and keep sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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sulphurcreekcustoms

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#12 posted 03-04-2017 01:36 AM

Cut the stars 10 at a time craft wood.

-- Chad Smith, SULPHUR CREEK CUSTOMS-Kettle, KY

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 03-04-2017 08:01 PM

This is a beautiful rustic flag. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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