|Project by KnotCurser||posted 09-13-2011 02:15 AM||1573 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This was what you call a “quasi-last minute order”.
A co-worker of mine is leaving after a long tour of duty. His friend asked me if I could make this to hold a flag that was flown over a military post he spent some time in. As well, a certificate and some other mementos of his years on the job will be displayed in the shadow box underneath.
He THOUGHT he gave me well over a week to build this, but what he didn’t know is that I was away from the shop fishing all last week! I had roughly three days to design, mill the lumber, cut, assemble and finish this. Doh!
The top will hold a folded 3×5 foot flag while the bottom will display a 10×14 inch matted certificate plus a few more things underneath it. The bottom is backed by black felt – the top just plywood as it will be hidden by the flag.
Overall it measures around 14 inches wide by 19 inches high. You can see how everything fits together in the last picture (the blue is painters tape to keep the danish oil off of the glass).
Wood is walnut. Finish consists of a coat of medium walnut Danish Oil followed by four or five layers of paste wax.
Finished on time for (I hope) a happy customer – always a good thing! :-)
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