Flag & Memorabilia Display Case

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Project by Owlcroft posted 03-09-2011 03:57 AM 2030 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been building Burial Flags cases for families of friends. The latest one is unique, it is for the family of a special friend that passed away recently. It includes a Flag Case and Memorabilia display case in a single unit. As you can see the method I use makes it easy to mount the contents and change the glass if it gets damaged.

That is if I used glass. After the hassle and expense of trying to get the glass cut to fit I started using a product called Optix Acrylic sheets. It is as good as glass, stronger, safer and I can cut it to size on my band saw.

In a way this project brought me full circle. I start using this method to build shadow boxes, then used it to make Flag cases; and finally I combined the 2 into a Flag/Shadow box case.

The 1st picture is the finished product; the 2nd show the pieces that make up the case; the 3rd and 4th are side views showing the inlays I use in the corners for strength and show; the 5th is the back of the case; and the 6th shows the 2 slots in the top of the bottom memorabilia case used to make mounting a breeze.

Note: The Flag case is 3” deep to accommodate the flag, the Memorabilia case is 2” deep. This allowed me to place a 1/2 inch thick piece of foam behind the felt lining of the memorabilia case to make it easy to mount the rank, medals and other memorabilia.

-- Owlcroft

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#1 posted 03-09-2011 02:48 PM

Great job, I make a lot of flag cases and I get a lot of new ideas from LJ.

-- Don, northern Maine

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#2 posted 03-09-2011 04:28 PM

I apologize to all for the poor quality of the photos. I am a woodworker not a photographer. Unfortunately I have mailed the case to the recipient. I will try to do better next time.

-- Owlcroft

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bill merritt

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#3 posted 03-09-2011 05:48 PM

Good job on a tough project—nice fit and finish on those corners. I bet the families really like these. Well done.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#4 posted 07-16-2012 05:33 AM

Great looking case. It looks identical to the one that John Nixon makes in his video tutorial from Eagle Lake Woodworking. He also used the dovetail keys in the mitered corners.

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