Memorial Flag Case for my Dad

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Project by sully3 posted 229 days ago 671 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all, this is a memorial flag case I built for my dad to give to my mom for Christmas. I first got the idea while visiting her back in early October and found it in a draw wrapped in plastic. So not happy about that, I set out to find a proper home for it. After looking online at mass produced cases, I decided to try to build one myself. So I got out my old table saw, built a table for it, put a few ideas together and came up with this. My Dad kept a log of all the ports he visited and my wife suggested I build a draw for it underneath the flag. It turned out better than I could ever have expected.

-- sully

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#1 posted 229 days ago

This was nicely done and a great memorial to your father and gift to your mother. I’m sure that she must have been well pleased.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 229 days ago

Excellent job! I like the choice of buttons and hardware to give a little more interest.

-- -MDWhite

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#3 posted 229 days ago

Very nice. I need to make one of these.

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#4 posted 229 days ago

Very nice, this is beautiful. I am go to add this to my favorites. I need to make one for my dad’s flag.

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#5 posted 229 days ago

Very nicely done—that really did turn out quite well!

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

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#6 posted 229 days ago

Well done, love the drawer idea.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 229 days ago

Best homemade one I’ve ever seen.

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#8 posted 228 days ago

You did a service to your dad. He’d be proud. Thank you for honoring him. I sure wish I’d kept a log of my 31 years. A BM2 was part of the “real” hands-on Navy back then.

-- DonB

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#9 posted 228 days ago

Thanks to you all for your comments, very much appreciated. This is my first true woodworking project and looking forward to many more. Dad loved woodworking, hope he’s smiling.

-- sully

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