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Project by inmysparetime posted 01-14-2011 12:25 AM 1290 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built this for one of my brothers-in-law a few months ago, but waited to give it to him for Christmas. He’s been in the National Guard for 20+ years and after already serving one tour in Iraq has decided to retire this year. This was my way of thanking him for what he’s done. I wasn’t sure whether he would want to hang it on a wall (it’s heavy) or use as a centerpiece on their dining room table so I didn’t attach any hardware to it until he saw it. After this picture was taken I mounted feet on it with a 1/2” forstner bit and round button screw caps. Size is 13” x 24.5” x 1” and made of Purpleheart, Bloodwood and Maple.

-- Mike from Mass





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rivergirl

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#1 posted 01-14-2011 12:27 AM

I bet this IS heavy! Beautiful !

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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mattjkafka

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#2 posted 01-14-2011 12:28 AM

thats awesome great work and tell your brother in-law i appreciate what he has done for us to

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 12:29 AM

a wonderful gift that will be displayed with pride, I’m sure!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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gbrown4

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 05:45 AM

Nicely done. I recently made a flag pen for my best friends son for his graduation gift. His father, my friend just retired from the Marine Corp. I wrote his son a letter explaining why the pen was given, to remind him of all the men and women who have sacrificed for our freedom including his father.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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workerinwood

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#5 posted 01-14-2011 03:34 PM

Great idea, nice job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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ghazard

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#6 posted 01-14-2011 04:43 PM

Looks AWESOME! I did one strikingly similar but with the civil war era 35 stars.

Yours is beautiful. If you felt anything like I did as I completed it…I handled it was as much care as I would an actual flag…the symbolism, at least to me, is particularly unique with an american flag built from heavy, solid wood.

Well done.

Greg

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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inmysparetime

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#7 posted 01-18-2011 07:40 AM

ghazard: I like the chamfer you put on your board. I wanted to put a profile on mine as well but got ahead of myself in the build and put the 3D stars in so I couldn’t run the router evenly around the whole piece. Did you use any pore filler, yours looks so smooth and uniform. I had a heck of a time keeping the Bloodwood from getting little pits/tearout from the planer.

-- Mike from Mass

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ghazard

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#8 posted 01-18-2011 03:50 PM

Mike,

No pore filler but I didn’t use a planer…mainly because I don’t have one! I used my router jig to flatten it, then sanded out the tool marks.

Greg

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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JerryBerry

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#9 posted 02-24-2011 01:08 AM

Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-Lute!

-- - Tell me what you want done, OR how to do it. Never both!!!! Jerry, New Bloomfield, PA

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