Memorial flag case

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Project by DRMarston posted 09-16-2013 08:29 PM 1529 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A memorial flag case for a friend. Made from reclaimed Cedar (by request), with walnut splines and “legs”. The back is a piece of hardwood ply, recessed and held on with brass screws.
All in all, I can’t say I’m extremely pleased with how it turned out. As you all know, Cedar is a VERY soft wood, so it has a few dings in it just from moving it around my shop. Also, being reclaimed wood, it was VERY dry and wanted to chip out something fierce. I would have liked to spend more time with it, but it was also a rush job, as she is moving overseas next week and wanted to take it with her.
  • I also need to work on my photography skills :P **

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 09:02 PM

Looks good to me—hope your friend appreciates your work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 09:32 PM

A fine looking case!

One of these will be coming out of my shop soon, a Christmas gift for my mother, to showcase my dad’s burial flag.

I’m sure your efforts and craftsmanship will be treasured for years to come!!!

-- 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 09-16-2013 11:50 PM

Very nice – a great memorial for sure…

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#4 posted 09-17-2013 03:00 AM

Great job!


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#5 posted 09-17-2013 09:41 AM

I like it, and the feet add a nice touch. I always get a little choked up seeing these…

As for the photography aspect- these don’t look bad! taking pictures of items with glass//shiny hardware is tough, make sure you have enough light in the room and leave the flash off. Also, check your White Balance to make sure your camera is picking up the “right” kind of light (Sunlight, fluorescent, incandescent, etc.) it will make your colors more true, especially if you are using a white sheet as a back drop.

again, very nice job on the case!

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#6 posted 09-17-2013 10:45 AM

Beautiful work. I’m sure your friend will appreciate it. Cedar is one of the most beautiful woods, you did it justice. Great job

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#7 posted 09-19-2013 07:57 PM

Very nice indeed. I have made a couple of these and each time I have a new learning curve. Great Job!

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#8 posted 10-09-2013 03:02 PM

This turned out awesome, I hope your friend likes it. I have never seen one done in Cedar & the grain goes really well with the walnut splines and legs.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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