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Project by DamnYankee posted 246 days ago 687 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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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 246 days ago

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 procratination a bad thing?

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JL7

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#2 posted 246 days ago

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…...works for me.

So it should look like this:

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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Roger

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#3 posted 245 days ago

I like this design. Nice build

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DamnYankee

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#4 posted 245 days ago

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

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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ratchet

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#5 posted 245 days ago

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

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Gene Howe

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#6 posted 243 days ago

Very nice, DY.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Mainiac Matt

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#7 posted 243 days ago

great looking shadow box…

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