|Project by Mark Emerson||posted 05-12-2011 03:39 AM||1361 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
When my father-in-law passed away I thought of doing something special for my wife, something that involved the burial flag presented to her at father’s funeral. This is what I came up with and she absolutely loved it.
The case is made of African Blood Wood and the two pillars are made of Walnut. 18 of the 21 shell casings are polished, coated, and set with a black felt powder coating in the background. The other three casings are in the fold of the flag. The pictures are from his days in the Air Force, taking alongside his wife on the day they were married. The plane in the picture is the one he worked on in the Air Force. The pictures are set about 1/4 inch from the back and the background is also coated with powdered felt along with the individual 1/4” raised parts that the pictures are affixed too. The flag, casings, and pictures are viewed through 1/4” Plexiglas.
-- Mark, Pueblo, CO. >>> A few pieces of wood and an Idea is all it takes to get me in trouble :)