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Project by ryno posted 09-11-2008 06:58 AM 1585 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a flag box for a friend whose dad passed away. This is actually my 2nd flag box. But I’m posting this one first. It is made of Oak with curly maple trim. One thing I paid attention to on this box was the continuing grain across the top of the box. The finish is 2 coats of Dark Walnut stain followed by 4 coats of wipe-on poly and then 2 coats of wax. Any comments?? Fire away….

Thanks

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.





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SteveKorz

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#1 posted 09-11-2008 07:12 AM

Very nice! The continuous grain is a nice show of craftsmanship… I like the curly maple, really sets it off. Great job!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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RickL

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#2 posted 09-11-2008 12:27 PM

Great job ryno – I agree with Steve that continuous grain really looks nice

-- Rick, Union,KY firstlightwoodworking.blogspot.com

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CaptainSkully

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#3 posted 09-11-2008 06:10 PM

It is so perfect that I thought it was another Google SketchUp drawing. Nice! I’m making one for my Grandpa-in-law’s 91st B-day. We’re going to the USS Missouri for Pearl Harbor Day with him. I like the two-tone. Nice touch.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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ryno101

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#4 posted 09-11-2008 06:47 PM

Really nice, Ryno…

Is that a glass top, or is it open?

Fantastic craftsmanship, those joints look great!

-- Ryno

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ryno

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#5 posted 09-11-2008 10:32 PM

It has a glass front and the flag goes in from the back. I took some advice and edited all the background from the pictures. It was a little too much work though, just to put the pics on. Thanks for the great compliments.

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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Cov

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#6 posted 09-12-2008 03:52 AM

Beautiful job, I need to make one of these too! I’ve been putting it off for some time now… I think I will follow your lead.

-- Cov, Loomis, CA, http://www.covingtonwoodworks.com

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gizmodyne

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#7 posted 09-13-2008 06:34 PM

Did you follow any plans? I need to make one of these.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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ryno

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#8 posted 09-14-2008 07:06 PM

gizmodyne, I did find a set of plans on a site but I didn’t like the way it was made so I just took the rough measurements off of that one and made the rest mine. There are several different sizes of flags so you have to be careful on measurements.

http://eastmanpublishing.com/library/freeflagplan.htm

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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rikkor

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#9 posted 09-14-2008 07:11 PM

It’s beautiful. Very nice work.

I need to make one, too. After 9-11 I wrote a congressman to request a flag be flown over the Capitol to honor the Police and Firefighters that lost their lives. It is just sitting in a box now, and I’d like to display it with its certificate.

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ryno

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#10 posted 09-15-2008 12:19 AM

That would be a great story about the flag to go along with your flag box. I hope it turns out good.

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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