usmc flag display and shadow box

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Project by WOODTAKERS posted 03-19-2013 12:30 PM 1858 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My uncle’s shadow box I did for him

-- Stephen, WoodTakers

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#1 posted 03-19-2013 08:06 PM

very sharp i like your unique designs also forgot to ask what your rank so know rather to address u as sir lol

-- greg indiana

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#2 posted 03-19-2013 08:32 PM

Sgt. But I’m good with Stephen man.

-- Stephen, WoodTakers

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#3 posted 03-20-2013 01:11 PM

That is real nice flag box I like the looks of it .
I got to make one for my some one in my wife’s family and have been looking at alot of them and some one show this Info I like it so I’m just passing it .
seen some like this and been thanking of making one like it how many board feet did it take ? knowing this would help me out a lot .


The 21 gun salute at military funerals stands for the sum of the numbers in the year – 1776

The honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the American flag 13 times:

1st fold is a symbol of life.

2nd fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.

3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.

4th fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.

5th fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decaur, “Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong”.

6th fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and the Republic for which it stands, on Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

7th fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.

8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.

9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of men and women who have made this country great has been molded.

10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since they were first born.

11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrew’ eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians’ eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.

13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our nation’s motto, “In God We Trust.”

After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and the Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who we were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for us the rights, privileges and freedoms we enjoy today.

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#4 posted 03-20-2013 03:08 PM

Hey joe its just a standard 1×4x10 red oak from lowes. everything can be cut from this one piece. just joined the edges so that everything lined up good, and some other little details. and used 1/2 oak plywood for the back.

-- Stephen, WoodTakers

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#5 posted 03-22-2013 10:40 AM

ok thank you vary much

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#6 posted 04-08-2013 10:36 PM

Shadow boxes are a true passion of mine. This is a very fine design and I am sure it will be treasured by your uncle.

-- MonkeyMonk

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