January 16, 2014
I’ve been steadily working on this flag case and accompanying medal case for the last couple of months after volunteering with an organization called Freedom Flag Cases which consists of volunteer craftsmen that try to give back to our fallen heroes by providing a hand crafted flag case to display and honor their burial flag. This project was a special treat for me and really hits home as you get to know the family through email conversations.
I made the case from quarter sawn cherry and finished the interior with navy satin which I thought looked really great together. I also wanted to thank Cookeville Glass and Mirror in Cookeville, Tn for providing all the glass work free of charge.
Thank you to all of our military men, women, and families.
January 10, 2014
Well, as usual my documentation skill have been lacking. I finished the bourbon cabinet up in early November. Actually, I did the final assembly the morning of the show I was preparing for. Several folks commented on how they liked the smell. I didn’t have the heart to tell them that what they were smelling was residual oil smell from the finish still completely curing. I still need to get some professional photography done, but I thought I share some shop shots of the finished product. I’m pretty happy how this one turned out.