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post #1 of 9 Old 06-30-2011, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Question Hello there. Introduction (I hope)

Hi I new to this forum but I have been involved in wood working off and on for aobut 15 years. I live in Waldorf MD and am 66 years old.

Right now I have an immediate need for some information. My dad passed away last Friday (even at this age, it is rough). He had a full military funeral and we were given The Flag (you know the one). And now I want/need/have the honor to make the display case for it. I have available any number of wood types (Oak,walnut,maple,cherry) in my stockpile. I also have a lot of Oak from an old honored tree that has been air drying for four years (not kiln dried-it sure would be nice to use that). The case will not only have the flag but his discharge papers. I need to know what to do to the wood, they type of glass or Lexan, type of sealant and type of varnish (or finfish)that any of you can recommend (or internet site with that info) prevent any deterioration of those papers and the flag.

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hello ray
have you tried looking up shadow boxes.
this guy does some really nice work http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/membe...uttn-wud-2215/
maybe you should check with him for some ideas.
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There are several threads on flag cases, display cases. Try a forum search.









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Welcome. Sound like a wonderful tribute.
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Thank You. that sure helps. I think that I will have a design worked out in short order. I am surprised at the variety of designs.
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Welcome Ray. Remember pictures we like pictures.
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Yep, Scotty. Most of the stuff I have built has not come from plans. I'm not real good at following them. Neither was my Dad so I come by it legitimately. I'll fill you in about myself later.
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I'll try to learn to post pictures later. I have a few. I even made something for a Marine (he has since gone Home) who I veiwed as the most dedicated Christian that I ever met. I'll try to get a picture of that too.
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