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This project was inspired for my brother. He was deployed and coming home and I wanted to do something for him as a return gift/thank you. It took me a few weeks to think about what I wanted to do, then this flag popped into my head. I had never made one before, nor had I ever tried making something as detailed as the emblem. Everything was a learning experience as I went and of course there were plenty of mistakes. I even took it as far as to make my own red stain to use. The emblem took about 6 hours itself to make from transferring the drawing to wood and tracing and dremeling it out. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product. He loved it by the way.

-- It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.





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Fiddy

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#1 posted 07-25-2017 06:27 PM

Awesome! Looks great – I’m sure you brother was very appreciative of your efforts here.

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TravAlbright

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#2 posted 07-25-2017 06:40 PM

Thank you!

-- It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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RTV

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#3 posted 07-25-2017 08:39 PM

Beautiful!

-- Ray Vanderpool

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rtbrmb

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#4 posted 07-25-2017 10:50 PM

Amazing flag-I really like how the figured maple shows through for the white stripes. And you carved the USMC symbol with a dremel-hats off.

What are the dimensions?

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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TravAlbright

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#5 posted 07-25-2017 11:02 PM

Thank you everyone! It is 19.5×37

-- It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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DanII

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#6 posted 07-26-2017 12:40 AM

I can tell you from experience, that he REALLY appreciated it! Amazing job!!! Semper Fi!

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TravAlbright

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#7 posted 07-26-2017 01:38 AM

Thank you! God bless!

-- It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#8 posted 07-26-2017 11:29 AM

This is a very nice project and is very attractive and beautifully done. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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TravAlbright

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#9 posted 07-26-2017 11:58 AM



This is a very nice project and is very attractive and beautifully done. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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

- helluvawreck

Thank you! I appreciate it! Glad I found this group.

-- It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#10 posted 07-26-2017 12:39 PM

Well done, beautiful piece ! How did you make the red stain? And how did you make the stars?

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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TravAlbright

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#11 posted 07-26-2017 01:24 PM



Well done, beautiful piece ! How did you make the red stain? And how did you make the stars?

- Eric_S

Thank you. The stain was made from Red food coloring and rubbing alcohol and the stars I created my own pattern and cut them out and traced them, then dremeled and painted.

-- It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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GR8HUNTER

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#12 posted 07-26-2017 02:11 PM

A wonderful tribute to your brother …...please thank him from me for his service …...you did an awesome job on this flag…...GREAT JOB :<)) Welcome 2 LJ’s

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Albert

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#13 posted 07-26-2017 02:27 PM

Very nice! I can’t tell from the pic how the stars were applied, can you tell us how you did that part? Thanks.

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TravAlbright

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#14 posted 07-26-2017 03:44 PM

Thank you guys. The stars were dremeled out and then painted

-- It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#15 posted 07-26-2017 07:25 PM

Good looking flag

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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