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Rustic American/Honduran flag

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Project by mchapman87 posted 07-21-2017 04:23 PM 356 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece that I did for a very old friend of mine. Her husband’s birthday is coming up and she commissioned me to make a flag combining her nationality with her husbands.

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes!





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majuvla

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#1 posted 07-22-2017 09:57 AM

You realy nailed that rustic look.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-22-2017 02:20 PM

This turned out to be a beautiful project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#3 posted 07-22-2017 07:45 PM

Thanks! When I first started making these I had no idea what I was going to use for the color. I couldn’t find a proper stain the colors I wanted without having to spend a ton of extra money and wait for them to arrive. I did a little research and saw people were dyeing wood with RIT clothing dye. I figured this stuff was rather inexpensive I’ll give it a shot. Well I didn’t get the shade I wanted right off so I looked for another solution. Thinking I just needed something concentrated to mix with the dye to enrich the colors and bring them to the shade I desired. Low and behold there was, a box of food coloring in the kitchen cabinets. A few drops of blue, and some red and yellow and BOOM the perfect shade of colors that I wanted.

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes!

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