Flag Case

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Project by shack posted 04-02-2007 03:06 PM 1831 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After my Father passed about a year ago we were given the flag that covered his coffin in a plastic zippered case. So I made this case so my mother could display it. I have made several since and sold them.

-- JohnShackleford,North Carolina

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#1 posted 04-02-2007 03:14 PM

beautiful case to hold a treasured memory.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 04-02-2007 05:38 PM

Good use of your skills!

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#3 posted 04-02-2007 06:05 PM

Shack. I’ve got 2 flags that I need to make flag cases for. I noticed that hte flags have different dimensions. Therefore the case cannot be mass produced but need to be custom made.

How did you cut the 22.5 Deg angles.

Is the glass embedded within the sides or did you use clips to hold it in. (and replace it if it gets broken?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 04-02-2007 09:08 PM

great box!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (

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#5 posted 04-03-2007 03:44 AM


Karson I used a dado blade an cut a dado on the edge. The moulding holds the glass in. I made a jig to hold the wood and cut it on my bandsaw.

-- JohnShackleford,North Carolina

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#6 posted 04-05-2007 12:08 AM

Something I wish I had of my fathers. He had numerous medals and lost 2 brother in WW2. He was 16 years old when he joined and was wounded at Remagen, they sent him home after that. He had also been through the Battle of the Bulge and the landing at Normandy. So I was pretty proud of him. Very nice tribute to your father. Todays generation does’nt know the sacrifice our parents made for us. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 04-05-2007 03:35 AM

Mike, it’s men like you father and two uncles who’s sacrifice and willingness to defend others that makes me so proud to be an American. I had two great uncles who perished in WW2.

Shack, that’s a very nice flag box. I’m sure that your mother was very pleased.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 05-05-2007 06:34 PM

Shack – very nice flag display box! When I left the Navy, I was given a display box with my medals below with a flag box above. It is a treasure that brings back fond memories.

Mike & Os – Not to get overly political, I agree with you both. Our fathers made many sacrifices.


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#9 posted 10-18-2008 10:44 PM

Thats a beautiful case.

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