Flag Shadow Box - Pentagon

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Project by DamnYankee posted 08-20-2013 03:35 PM 1094 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is yet another flag case/shadow box.

This one is made for a SMSgt friend of mine for his retirement. His last assignment was the Pentagon.

It is made from Honduran Mahogany floorboards. I sanded it to 5000 grit and finished it with natural colored Dutch Oil.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#1 posted 08-20-2013 05:43 PM

Very unique design. Much better than many I’ve seen posted!!!

-- 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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#2 posted 08-20-2013 10:11 PM

Looking good Rob. You have those angles figured out for sure. Did you really sand to 5000 grit? Wow, you’ve got patience to burn.

On the pictures…..if you use Windows, right click on the thumbnail and rotate clockwise (in this case) and then post… for me.

So it should look like this:

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#3 posted 08-21-2013 12:04 PM

I like this design. Nice build

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#4 posted 08-21-2013 02:15 PM

Jeff – thanks for the pointer. I tried that and it wouldn’t take for this picture, so I just used the one you did.

Sanding it to 5000 grit was no biggy. It actually took longer at the 220 and 320 grits than any of the higher grits. Overall, running from 180, 220, 320, 500, 800, 1500, 2000, 5000 took maybe an hour total. Again, most of it at 220 and 320. I took it to my woodworking club meeting last night for show and tell and everyone was amazed at the finish. It is glass smooth. Prior to each sanding – whether same grit or change in grit – I wiped it down with denatured alchohol to clean to wood and raise the grain. Oh yeah…this was with DeWalt ROS 5” .... not a festool

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#5 posted 08-21-2013 02:40 PM

Confirmed…it turned out very nicely and will be received well. The finish is indeed “glass smooth”.

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#6 posted 08-23-2013 01:09 PM

Very nice, DY.

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#7 posted 08-23-2013 02:02 PM

great looking shadow box…

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