Another flag case

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Project by rickf16 posted 879 days ago 945 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This flag case was made for a friend whose father was an Air Force vet and had passed away. Her mother wanted the case a dark wood, so walnut was definitely in order. It has a maple inlay and is finished with Danish Oil and 3 coats of satin poly sanded to 400 in between coats. Comments and critiques welcomed.

-- Rick

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#1 posted 879 days ago

A very attractive design with great execution. It looks fantastic. I’m sure your friend and her mother will love this exquisite case and cherish it always. Excellent Job!!!

I like the fact that it is a unique design. Most that I have seen are a very basic triangle with minor embellishments.

I’m in the design phase of the flag case for my fathers burial flag. He too was an Air Force vet. He was responsible for maintenance during the Korean war and after that for JFK’s Air Force One. I’m designing, what I hope is a unique case. I can only hope it turns out as nice as yours.

Again, superb job!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 879 days ago

I had a customer come to me to make a similar case. They bought one over the internet for $50 and it was horrible. They gave it to me to copy. Theirs had flexible wavy plastic in the lid. It was a joke. I made a duplicate box, using glass and charged them $30. I like yours. Nice design.

-- In God We Trust

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#3 posted 877 days ago

thanks alot rick, i got your message. Will definatelyt give it a shot. I love how you did the inlay with maple. Awesome job! You have my envy!

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#4 posted 877 days ago

Thanks a lot guys. I really appreciate your compliments!
Randy, can’t wait to see yours. Your Dad had an awesome responsibility working on Air Force One. WOW!

Jim, I’d like to see what you came up with. That was really nice to only ask 30. I know you had more than that in time alone!

Mark, Thanks, the envy I’m sure will be reversed after I see what you made.

-- Rick

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#5 posted 203 days ago

Your projects, specifically shadow boxes look great. I recommend you give General Finish Arm-R-Seal Urethane Topcoat a try. Since using it the first time, I have not used anything else on most all of my projects especially the shadow boxes.

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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