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Project by WoodSimplyMade posted 11-13-2010 01:03 AM 1416 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this flag box today for my wife’s grandfather who passed away a few months ago. It is made from solid 3/4” Oak and finished in Red Oak stain and Deft Clear Coat lacquer.

I have made shadow boxes before but this is my first triangular flag box. I am pleased with how it turned out.

Thanks for looking.

Mike

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com





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MayflowerDescendant

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#1 posted 11-13-2010 01:22 AM

Great piece. Sorry to hear of your loss. Saluting all currently serving members of our military and veterans …

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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WoodSimplyMade

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#2 posted 11-13-2010 01:31 AM

Thank you Glen!

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com

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RiverWood

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#3 posted 11-13-2010 02:26 AM

I am sure you meant the best,but please realign the flag in the frame. I know your grandfather would be VERY proud of your work. As a vet I am proud as well. Thank you for your thoughts. BTW great job!

-- My favorite projects were firewood bound

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Mike H

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#4 posted 11-13-2010 04:08 AM

Nice job

-- Mike H. U.S. Navy Retired

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WoodSimplyMade

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#5 posted 11-13-2010 04:39 AM

River Wood,
The flag was purposely left the way it was, as this was how it was folded for him at his funeral and given to the family. I am also a vet and feel that if I tamper with it, that it is a sort of disrespect as this is the flag that was folded for him. I really wanted the stars to align properly but can’t bring myself to undo the fold. I don’t know if this makes any sense to you.

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com

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RiverWood

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#6 posted 11-13-2010 03:42 PM

Yes Mike it does, I feel the same way. Once again great job and thanks for your service as well

-- My favorite projects were firewood bound

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mranum

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#7 posted 01-12-2011 11:17 PM

Nice job, and I like the look with the pedestals under it. I’m in the process of designing one for my Dad and the stars don’t square up like I would like them too, but thats the way they folded it at the cemetery and thats the way it will stay.

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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lcpl fogle

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#8 posted 04-04-2011 01:39 AM

excelent job mike. im actually looking for a good display case to build for my father. he is prior enlisted in the usmc and im currently enlisted. in kinda new to the whole woodworkind game but im willing to learn. with that said ive got a few questions… what were the angles you used and how can i make 2×4’s look as good as possible? ll i know it sounds weird but i dont have much to work with im currently in afghanistan and planning on presenting it to him when i get off the plane. thanks for ant hints or tips you might be able to help me with. and once again great piece of work.

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