|Project by bigfish_95008||posted 10-27-2012 03:39 PM||955 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
I haven’t posted a project in a while, of course I haven’t had anything new to “say” of late. This flag case was a long time from need to completion – a lot of life kept getting in the way. This will live in the foyer of my church. I just thought there was something really wrong about having a flag case made in China and set out to right this wrong. It was a piece of junk also. This one has the upper flag case and a lower section for photos of loved one in service to our country or church. I originally thought it would look great in quarter sawn sycamore, but the wife pointed out that all the accents in the foyer were black, so this is walnut dyed black. I will never make a project again that has 22 1/2 degree miters, also, having the glass captured in the frame made it necessary to pre finish the parts – I have never had to fix finish so many times! All the corners are re enforces with biscuits. I learned a lot on this project – mostly what I never want to do again, but overall it was a lot of fun. Can’t wait to see it sitting in it’s new home.
-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh