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Project by DRMarston posted 311 days ago 795 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 **

-- Never hold in farts, they travel up your spine to your brain, and that's where shitty ideas come from





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 311 days ago

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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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 311 days ago

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 procratination a bad thing?

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JL7

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#3 posted 311 days ago

Very nice – a great memorial for sure…

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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ASUAlumni02

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#4 posted 311 days ago

Great job!

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Tooch

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#5 posted 310 days ago

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!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Kaleb the Swede

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#6 posted 310 days ago

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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Monkman

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#7 posted 308 days ago

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

-- MonkeyMonk

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rtbrmb

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#8 posted 288 days ago

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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