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Jim Seyfried
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Flag Case

Post by Jim Seyfried » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:24 pm

This flag case is a gift for my mom in memory of my dad.
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I got the plans for this from the Diablo Woodworkers. They rock and made 160 cases for families of 9/11 victims.
http://www.diablowoodworkers.com/flagcases.html

A few years ago I got a couple of decent size walnut logs that were cut down from my mother-in-law's house. The tree was planted years ago by my brother-in-law from a seedling from his grandma's house. A lot of the wood I have used for bowls and vessels. I also band sawed some into slabs along with some 2x2, 3x3, and 4x4 stock.

I made a sled to cut the slabs. It will hold a little over a 3' piece.
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There is a 1/8" grove for the glass and 1/4" rabbit for the back.
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I practiced with some scrap wood to get the 67.5 degree miters accurate. I used the recommended method of angling the blade and using a tenoning jig.
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I made a couple of fixtures to make the cut for the splines.
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I went with Ebony splines and epoxied them in. They were planed flush; the face was routed with a Roman Ogee bit and a grove routed to put the glass in.
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I finished it with Danish oil. The Ebony feet hold in the filler strip and glass. There is also buttons in each corner so that the brass clips won't scratch surfaces if the case is laid on it's back.
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I had fun doing this project and it was good to use some tools that have mostly been collecting dust.
Thanks for looking!
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Re: Flag Case

Post by Bob Rotche » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:10 am

Beautiful work. Your mom will surely treasure it. Thanks for sharing your technique and the WIP pics
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Re: Flag Case

Post by Steve Schlumpf » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:16 am

Exceptionally nice work Jim! Very clean! Thanks for the link - I still have to make a case for my Dad's flag. One of those things that I promised myself that I would do but have yet to get it done.
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Re: Flag Case

Post by Curt Fuller » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:09 pm

Jim, that's such a nice case. I bought one of those simulated wood grain particle board cases from Michaels and it looks like, well a simulated wood grain particle board case. Thanks for the how to and the link. You've inspired me to try and make a respectable case for my dad's flag.

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Re: Flag Case

Post by Jim Seyfried » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:13 pm

Thanks for the comments.

Steve and Curt, I think they did a nice job with the instructions. Rocker had the parts, but they are different numbers now. I did end up putting brass clips in each corner because with the flag in they bulged out a bit.
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Re: Flag Case

Post by Marc Himes » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:15 am

A very excellent job with special wood for special people. I have one for my dad and although it wasn't one I made, I still cherish it. Looks like you have a great shop and some topnotch flatwork skills to go along with your topnotch woodturning skills. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

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Re: Flag Case

Post by Tom Sherman » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:53 am

Well done Jim.

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Re: Flag Case

Post by Terry Quiram » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:24 pm

Very nice Jim. I need to make a couple. One for my son and one for myself. Eventually they will be needed.

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