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post #1 of 11 Old 11-06-2019, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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This is the first project i made in about 10 years beside cornhole boards. Made out of ash. Burned slightly to obtain the slight charred look stained and hand carved all 50 stars with a dremel tool. Coated with polyurathane. Let me know what you think amd maybe what you would sell it for if you were to sell it.



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Rich - nice job !!
it would help with your feedback by sharing your location.
also, what size is the flag and how will it be displayed.
I have noticed that lately the market is flooded with flags of all sorts
being made out of reclaimed wood - which affects the price accordingly.
look on Craigslist, Etsy, etc. in your area for similar work that you do
for pricing ideas. other than that, it is very hard to suggest a price.
and welcome to the forum.

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I like it.

Can you share more details about the stars? Did you carve the outlines and then paint them, or are they separate pieces, fully inset (really hard to do)?
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Rich, Beautiful Workmanship! Priceless! Have you thought about donating to your local VFW? I can't think of a better use.

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Very nice, Rich! Add your location to your profile so it shows in the side panel.

I have been wanting to make some of those but can't seem to find the time. They're all over Etsy from $50 up to $300+ depending on size, materials, and what the seller thinks he wants for them. I have no idea how they sell or what actually sell for, though. And there are hundreds on Pinterest and Instagram, as well. Many have been carved to simulate the flag waving and those look cool but I'm sure a lot of work.

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Looks really nice, and I think the suggestion of donating it to the VFW is nice, yet it is obviously up to you what you want to do with this beautiful piece.

I think you should check out Etsy, to see what similar pieces are sold for, if you wish to sell it.
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Nice job. I make these and sell them to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (My daughter has CF). I get $150.00 for them. I think the profit all going to charity helps me pull a few extra dollars for them though. I also get the unions done by a company which saves me time and creates a product that looks nicer than my skills would allow. Yours looks great.
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I like it.



Can you share more details about the stars? Did you carve the outlines and then paint them, or are they separate pieces, fully inset (really hard to do)?
The stars are all hand carved out with a dremel tool.

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Rich - nice job !!

it would help with your feedback by sharing your location.

also, what size is the flag and how will it be displayed.

I have noticed that lately the market is flooded with flags of all sorts

being made out of reclaimed wood - which affects the price accordingly.

look on Craigslist, Etsy, etc. in your area for similar work that you do

for pricing ideas. other than that, it is very hard to suggest a price.

and welcome to the forum.



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The size is 37x17.5 all stars are hand carved and im from northern illinois. The stars are the natural wood color using ash for the wood. And they are planned to be displayed as a picture on a wall. Every one that i make will come with a wall hanger unless if they state otherwise

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I ended up selling it for $100 the other day. Hope i get more orders because they arw fun to make a pretty simple. Not a huge profit margin but i am hoping to be able to raise my pruces a little once i get established. I just started this business so its been slow going.

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Cool. Iím impressed with your hand carved stars. Like many I have made a flag out of reclaimed and left over wood pieces. They are fun to make and who doesnít want to show their patriotism. My stars were wood but I bought them pre-made.
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