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    Flag Case - Need Pics!

    This past week my wifes stepfather was called home and the service was held yesterday. It was very nicely done and the American Legion provided Honor Guard service for a man who served and loved his country.

    I would like some ideas for a flag case that I can present to my MIL. So, please show some pics!

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    Wood Magazine published plans for this one a few years ago - I probably still have the issue.
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    Hi Ed ,
    This is a good project.
    First get the flag dimensions, add the needed fudge factor, rip one long board. Figure an inset bottom, and a groove for glass in the lid with room for glass bead to hold the glass in (thus groove equals the size of the bead+the thickness of the glass +the saw kerf when you rip the long board to seperate the lid from the body). All of the box grooves can be done on the long board, except the mortise for the tiny butt hinges.
    You can figure this through, however, sometimes a trusted plan works too.
    6- 60° cuts .
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    Hi Rennie! Thanks!

    Hi Shaz! I'm not really looking for plans, just some design ideas. The basic triangle is good, but I think I want to add a display area for any medals he had. The Honor Guard also collected the casings from the 21 gun salute and presented them to my MIL. I'd like to incorporate them some how also. Originally I thought of placing them in the display area, but had a brainstorming idea from friends and family to possibly use the casings as studs around the frame. Thought I'd see what some of the guys here may have done for some inspirational ideas!

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    Ed, look at this one:


    http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/showt...highlight=flag

    Since it's not against the rules to post links to other forums on FWW, here's a link to yet another WW forum and a case that a guy recently made. It's a great design, and the video is awesome.
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    Thanks Nancy! I love those dovetail keys!

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    just searched over on woodworking.org and found this:

    flag case instructions from WWA

    flag case and shadow box

    dug around a little further and found this link as well, which has some pretty cool ideas.
    shadowplaque.com

    and a good set of instructions here:
    http://www.diablowoodworkers.com/flagconst.html

    hope those help.
    Last edited by Ned Bulken; 06-15-2008 at 12:44 PM.
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    Hi Ned ,
    That was nice of you to chase those down for Ed! I know he'll appreciate that.
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    Hey Ned, thanks for the links! Thanks for going to the effort of looking those up for me!

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    I was in a dear sweet lady's home last week and she had displayed her departed husbands WWII Medals and his flag in a Triangle case like Rennie showed but it also had an extension to the triangle providing additional space for the medals (he had quite a few)

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