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Project by Jesse.R posted 12-23-2010 03:59 AM 1828 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my mother asked me to make this flag box for a friend of hers who recently passed. i never had the honor of knowing the man so i dont have any stories to go with it. im just glad to have gotten it done before christmas. the wood is all cherry with cherry stain to darken the tone. all the joints save the top are reinforced with dowels. she didnt ask for anything fancy she was just expecting a triangle so i thought itd be nice to add the carving.

-- jesse

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#1 posted 12-23-2010 04:02 AM

I like it. Great job.

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#2 posted 12-23-2010 04:11 AM

Cherry is a hard wood to do lettering. You did a beautiful job. I know it will be appreciated. All our WWII vets are heros in my eyes. They did amazing things for us and our country.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#3 posted 12-23-2010 04:26 AM

Very nice. The lettering is a nice touch!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 12-23-2010 03:22 PM

You did a great job.

-- Yes dear, I know I already have one...but it's on sale.

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#5 posted 12-23-2010 04:16 PM

Nice work! Always important to recognize honorable Americans who preserved the freedom we enjoy and seldom think about. That freedom enables such wonderful things. When you offer the box to your mother’s friend you might consider acknowledging that the honored Sailor made it all possible through his own sacrifice. Thanks for sharing.
CDR Maxwell, USN

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#6 posted 12-25-2010 11:27 PM

Nice job.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#7 posted 12-30-2010 03:35 AM

beautiful job

-- Jim in Cushing Oklahoma

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#8 posted 04-04-2011 01:15 AM

first off i would like to say that that is an amazing display case. i am actually trying to make one myself for my father do you have any hints or tips to make this task easier? and what degree were the angles if you dont mind me asking? thanks and once again what a great case.

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