|Project by Ben||posted 05-16-2011 04:43 AM||2158 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
The first one is for my grandfather’s flag and is made from cherry with walnut splines. He served our country during WWII in north Africa. The second one is for my aunt’s father’s flag and is made from bloodwood with ash splines. Both cases are lines with blue felt and in the lower box on the cherry one i put cork under the felt on the back so pictures and medals can be added. These are a gift to my uncle and aunt who have the flags.
The hardest part was cutting the 22.5 degree miters on the Bloodwood case. I made a crude jig and bolted it to my miter saw. I also made a simple miter spline jig for the table saw. I hope to make a nicer one eventually. The cherry case is stained with Minwax cherry stain. Both cases are finished with 4 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, which i just wiped on.
I would have never of thought of making something like this if I hadn’t seen similar ones on this site, so thank you for the inspiration. This site and the members are awesome.
-- Ben in Houston