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Here is a 49ers box that I made for a fellow Chief that retired. Had a great time making this box and I think it came out pretty good.
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#1 posted 02-18-2014 05:37 PM
The box looks good, but as a Veteran the way that flag is folded (improperly) kind of ruffles my feathers a tad. I would have to say that it’s a bit disrespectful – you seem to be using our national symbol as a decoration and not honoring it the way it should be honored.
A proper flag box honors our nation’s symbol by displaying it the way it should be folded.
Just my two cents.
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#2 posted 02-18-2014 07:01 PM
As a veteran and fellow shadow box maker, I disagree to a point. First of all, the flags are not “folded” so there is no rule being broken there and secondly, the veteran should have the say in what he wants his shadow box to look like. I think u sir are the one being disrespectful. This guy only posted a pic of what he done for a fellow veteran to get praised not ridiculed. You sound like the person that ridiculed the pilot a few years ago in Desert Storm who had a flag not folded stuck down between him and the cockpit window. He was flying it for his mother. By the way, flags don’t come folded in a triangle either. The reason I agree with you some, is the rule is once a flag has been ceremonially folded or “cased”, then it is not suppose to be unfolded unless it is being refolded. So if by chance this flag was folded before it was put in the case, then that is wrong. Also, great job on the shadow box. Check out some of my designs too.
-- I cut three boards and all four were too short. www.jrcustomwoodworks.com
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#3 posted 02-19-2014 06:34 AM
I like the helmet but who are the 49ers?Do they play football in the NFL or CFL?
Just kidding, I live in San Jose California, about 15 minutes from their new stadium in Santa Clara.
I like sports memorabilia when done in wood as the plastic ones always look cheap.
-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"
#4 posted 02-19-2014 05:48 PM
Thanks for your opinion Bob, I will file that in the scrap bin, with the other things that have no use in my shop. There was no disrespect intended and I am sorry you feel that way, but I build boxes for shipmates and they are built the way they want them built.
#5 posted 02-20-2014 12:12 PM
Every shop needs a scrap bin….just saying.
#6 posted 02-20-2014 12:14 PM
Also had a question for you Chulwanna. Do you use glass or plexi for your boxes?
#7 posted 02-20-2014 07:29 PM
I use plexi for most boxes, because of the weird shapes. If I do something that is straight lines, I would love to use glass…..it’s cheaper!
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