Introduction: Wooden Mini Flag Pole Gifts

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I made these and you can too!

Step 1: Rough Cut

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I rough cut wood to size so that it would fit on a circle jig I made.

Step 2: Cut Some Circles

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This can be done free hand if you need to. I built a simple jig that is simply a piece of wood with a nail where center of the circle should be. I just rotated the wood and let the scroll saw cut out an almost perfect circle

Step 3: Bevel Your Edges and Sanding

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I used a router bit with a bearing to give the edge of the wood a nice bevel. I also sanded with 220 to get the edge smooth to the touch

Step 4: Glue the Base Together

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I glued the base together and put a clamp on it. After the glue cured, I used a spade bit to create a cavity for the 3/4" dowl. I used glue for the dowel to the base and the round top to the dowel. I purchased the round top at the hardware store. I made a custom jig with a large hole in it to keep the round top in place while the glue cured.

Step 5: Apply a Sealer for the Wood

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I used wipe on poly to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. Dab a little water on the wood and it will give you a decent idea of what the wood will look like with poly on it. If the color isn't what you want, this would be the time to stain the wood. I used two coats of wipe on poly and I was happy with the results.

Step 6: Making the Flag

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I used canvas cut down to 6" x 2". This gives me the 3:2 ratio for the Texas state flag. I used Super 77 spray adhesive to glue the canvas to itself around the string. Unfortunately the bond was weak around the string so I used links from a chain to reinforce the canvas around the string. Might as well do it right

Step 7: Paint Your Flag

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I am from Texas so naturally this is what I painted. Be creative and pick whatever strikes your fancy. Make up a country! I heard Curtown has a beautiful flag. Use painters tape for crisp lines or freehand depending on your hand skills.

Step 8: Hardware Hardware Hardware

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I drilled small pilot holes for the eye hooks. I used a hemostat clamp to hold the string together while I crimped the cut off chain links. Just dig around your junk drawer and find whatever will hold the string together. Tie a knot if you can't find anything.

Step 9: Marvel at Your Creation and Enjoy!

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This is a great gift to put on a bookshelf or desk. It is a novel little toy that will last a long time.

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loompiggytutorials (author)2014-06-28

This is so cute!=D

CurtosNoirDesign (author)2014-06-18

Now you can vote if you so desire. :-) cheers!

CurtosNoirDesign (author)2014-06-18

I think its still waiting to be approved for the glue contest. Thank you for the kind words :-)

Fishyfish123 (author)2014-06-17

Love it!!
Can't vote no vote button
Please help cause I will vote cause it awesome!

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