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Flag case for my father in-law

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Project by FredIV posted 831 days ago 921 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this flag case for my father in-law this past summer just after he passed away. I would like to have constructed this out of oak or walnut. But sticking to his “make do with what you have” mentality, I constructed this out of scraps of pine that I had laying around my shop. I built it so that one could never remove the flag without destroying the case itself. It’s in their for good. He was one of my favorite people in the world.

-FredIV





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 831 days ago

Very nice nice flag case a fitting tribute to your father -in-law.

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cplant

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#2 posted 831 days ago

nice display case sir… sorry you had to share in this honor.

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#3 posted 831 days ago

Great looking case…..

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Reaper621

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#4 posted 830 days ago

You’ve done your father in law a great honor. Everything happens for a reason – you choosing pine rather than seeking another wood is a wonderful homage to his advice.

I built only one flag box, when my father’s best friend passed away. Since then, I’ve attempted one other, and found myself incapable of handling the emotions. I can’t do it anymore. It’s the only thing I refuse to make for my friends. This box makes me wish I could do it again.

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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roundguy

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#5 posted 829 days ago

I need to make of these. What were the dimension of where the flag goes? I’m looking for the width and height.

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FredIV

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#6 posted 822 days ago

roundguy – i don’t remember but am swinging my my mother inlaw’s today and i can give you the proper measurements.

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FredIV

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#7 posted 815 days ago

roundguy – The height is 13 inches. The two side pieces are 17” long and 4” wide. The base of the triangle is 25”. I hope this helps.

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roundguy

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#8 posted 814 days ago

Thanks!

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