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Walnut Flag Display Case

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Project by Chad posted 08-18-2018 02:56 AM 642 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this case has a lot of meaning to it. My grandfather recently passed away and my dad asked me to make his military flag display case. My grandpa was a woodworker as well and I grew up watching him. He passed down some wood and tools to me, and so I used all I could from him to make this flag case. I only had one board of walnut, so I was terrified to mess it up! To cut the 22.5 degree cuts, I ended up taking six hours to make a jig that cut the pieces in 20 seconds…. shesh. The things we do!

In the end, I think it turned out quite well. My dad was very pleased and even got a few tears out of it. I hope all of you enjoy it and maybe get a few ideas on how to do your display case.





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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#1 posted 08-18-2018 04:48 AM

Really nice job and your grandfather would be proud that you put to use all he thought… I too lost a uncle that was a serviceman and I want to do the same

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#2 posted 08-18-2018 02:01 PM

Really beautiful work and so meaningful. You know your grandfather is proud of you for your workmanship and thoughtfulness!

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#3 posted 08-18-2018 04:16 PM

Very well done. It will surely become a great source of family pride.

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#4 posted 08-18-2018 06:38 PM

This is a beautiful flag case and will be a great memorial of your grandfather and I’m sure that your father and other family members will cherish it.

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

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#5 posted 08-18-2018 07:36 PM

Great work for a special purpose.

-- Gary, Florida

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#6 posted 08-18-2018 08:51 PM

Smooth Seas, sailor.

Great tribute.

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