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Blog entry by wofowood posted 09-27-2012 01:10 AM 801 reads 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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1. Beginning of the project… getting the 26 oak boards identical and laid out and glued up.





2. After a few hours of carving and shaping, with the star field cut (to scale of the overall dimensions). Still no glue-up at this time… Used my angle grinder with King Arthur and Arbortech wheels…




3. Used clear stain with dye added… took a few coats to get what I was wanting but it turned out well.



4. Glue up completed nothing left but the field of stars and a final finish coat.



5. Final with a clear coat gloss finish and heavy duty hangers on the back for wall mounting.

-- If my work inspires you, please share your creation with me.



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woodshaver

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#1 posted 09-27-2012 01:27 AM

Fantastic explanation of your work! This is so different than the usual work you see here. You bring some interesting techniques to the table.
Thanks for taking the time to share this.

Tony

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 09-27-2012 02:07 AM

Thank You for sharing the Step-by-Step blog.

Once again She’s a Beauty, in all Her Glory.

Work Safely and have Fun. Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#3 posted 09-27-2012 02:28 AM

Super project!
Larry

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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wofowood

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#4 posted 09-27-2012 12:05 PM

Thanks for the great feedback and comments.

-- If my work inspires you, please share your creation with me.

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#5 posted 09-27-2012 12:53 PM

That’s a beautiful flag project! I love the curves and that’s for showing how it was created. A local artist who taught art at our high school, created a tribute to our wounded and fallen heroes with a flag theme. He created his artistic flowing flag as part of a brick wall. He went to the brick factory and picked up a load of green bricks, placed them in position with plywood spaces to hold the position the mortar would occupy, then he carved the design in the bricks. After he was finished, the green bricks were carefully hauled back to the brick factory and fired. The wall is very impressive. I know it’s not woodworking, but here's a link to the monument.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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wofowood

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#6 posted 09-27-2012 02:42 PM

Hal, that is wonderful !!! Thank you for sharing that link.

-- If my work inspires you, please share your creation with me.

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#7 posted 10-02-2012 04:58 PM

Excellent!

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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#8 posted 11-28-2012 07:47 PM

Well done. I really appreciate your taking the time to blog about the procedure.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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#9 posted 11-28-2012 07:57 PM

thats a great project, and very well done!

thanks for posting this.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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wofowood

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#10 posted 11-29-2012 12:51 PM

BGW and PurpLev, thank you glad you liked… Hoping for some warmer weather to get back out into the shop.

-- If my work inspires you, please share your creation with me.

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