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Flag & Medal Display Case

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Project by BArnold posted 04-15-2014 11:58 PM 545 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I’ve been working on other items, I also designed and built a display case for a veteran’s burial flag and medals for my FIL. He had admired a few of them at the funeral home when my wife’s grandmother died three years ago, but didn’t like their prices. At the time, I volunteered to build one for him, but he wasn’t ready to commit, I think because it made him feel the inevitable was closer. In any event, during our last visit to their home about six months ago, he mentioned a display case again, so I got busy on it when we returned home. We drove to their home near Birmingham last week and I presented him with the completed case.

Stupid me…I forgot to take some good photos of the completed case before we left home, so I had to make do. Here’s a fairly decent photo of the case. I also included a photo of the parts before final assembly. Primary wood is black walnut from Michigan. The finish is a couple of hand-rubbed coats of tung oil (the real stuff), followed by two coats of 1/1/1 tung oil, naphtha, satin poly. I top-coated it with three coats of satin WOP.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA





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jtrill

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#1 posted 04-17-2014 05:00 PM

Nice looking case. I am having my woodworking class start to make some flag cases to donate to the local American legion.

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BArnold

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#2 posted 04-18-2014 01:46 PM

That would be a great project for your students. A case for a flag only would be simple enough, yet it can contain enough challenges to keep their attention.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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