|Project by izod||posted 12-27-2012 08:13 PM||1282 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
I’ll consider this my first fine wood working project since high school… bout 12 years ago. My wife’s grandfather recently passed away at the age of 94 and her father received his flag. I took that opportunity to make him this case for his Christmas present out of some walnut from a local tree.
I took the design ideas from multiple pictures that i found online from the google images search. I didn’t have the flag in my possession so i just crossed my fingers and used dimensions from other projects assuming that it was a standard issued flag. The flag fit Perfectly!
I don’t have a spray gun yet so i just bough some aerosol lacquer from a local store. After using that, I hate it. I had troubles getting an even coat on the project and multiple times i would sand down too far to the bare wood, yet have spots with orange peel that needed more sanding. Next time i will borrow my dads spray gun.
All in all it was a great project to get me started. I made some mistakes that hopefully only i will notice, but then again those mistakes are the best way for me to learn for the next project.
Thanks for looking.
-- Josh - Rochester, MN