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Project by AEdad posted 11-08-2012 05:23 PM 1452 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built this case for one of my students who lost their father at the end of last school year. The entire case is made of pine, that was later stained. I would say those 22.5 degree miter cuts are far tricker than I thought they would be. All in all I’m pleased with the results and look forward to giving this gift.

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#1 posted 11-08-2012 11:12 PM

How did you make te cuts? I’ve been thinking of making a couple of similar cases (I have three flags that deserve displays) but short of making a modified tennoning jig for the table saw, I haven’t figured out a decent or safe way to get them done.

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#2 posted 11-08-2012 11:15 PM

I’m sure this gift will be greatly appreciated!!!

I will soon be learning just how challenging those miter cuts are. I need to make a flag case for my father’s burial flag, as a gift for my mother.

Nice work and gesture!!!

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

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#3 posted 11-08-2012 11:49 PM

Very honorable thing you are doing, I like to read stories such as yours!

As far as the box goes, very well constructed and the finished looks flawless.

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#4 posted 11-09-2012 03:40 AM

I ended up making the 27.5 degree miter cuts by hand. I hand a heck of a time getting them to fit right. I measured one out, cut it and then measured the adjacent cut with an angle gauge. Transferred the measurement and cut the second piece.

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#5 posted 11-09-2012 08:58 PM

Very nice work. Not to be critical, but try 22.5 degrees. 45/2 = 22.5. I think it may work out better for you.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#6 posted 11-10-2012 12:32 AM

I’m a dummy. I meant 22.5 degrees. Disregard the 27.5.

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