|Project by Dan M||posted 11-12-2011 05:18 AM||1577 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
Earlier this year my cousin Paul lost his battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and, unfortunately, I was not able to attend any of the services held for him. When my mother got back she asked me if I would like to do anything special and I offered to build the case for his flag.
Never having done anything like this before I took to the Internet and did as much research as I could .. of course I spent a lot of time searching the LumberJocks archives looking for ideas and finally settled on the design you see in the first drawing.
Like anything I do the final product is never 100% like what I set out to build.. I would say things always turn out as they should and maybe not how I had intended ;-)
Long story short.. the case is constructed from mahogany with a walnut trim. The base is also mahogany with a walnut trim and, as you can see, I thought it would be nice to provide a spot for a special 4×6 photo.
I am happy to say that my Uncle (pictured holding the case) said that the flag ‘fit like a glove’ and he and my aunt couldn’t be happier.
To the memory of my cousin Paul, and my aunt Charolette (also lost to ALS) – and in thanks of all our service men and women who write a blank check to the United States for any amount up to, and including, their lives.
-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL