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  • jllogsdon66 commented on Phil B's instructable Display Case for a Military Honors Flag10 months ago
    Display Case for a Military Honors Flag

    Those are kind words. Thanks Phil. I can't take all the credit though... the wood does a lot of the aesthetic work on its own. My next will be in walnut like yours; it's quickly becoming my favorite species.

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  • jllogsdon66 commented on Phil B's instructable Display Case for a Military Honors Flag10 months ago
    Display Case for a Military Honors Flag

    I am starting my second flag case for a friend of the family. I made my first a few months ago and also had to come up with a creative way to cut the 22.5-deg angles for the bottom corners. My miter saw has this great notch for 22.5-deg that's actually 68.5-deg from the fence, right? What I really want is to put the saw on that notch and hold the board 90-deg to the fence, but you can't just hold a board like that. I ended up creating an auxiliary fence for my miter saw that is 90-deg to the miter saw fence. I did it by screwing a scrap 1x3 on edge near the center of a piece of OSB about as big as the table on my miter saw. I would rather have used MDF or plywood, but that wasn't around at the time. With the OSB against the miter saw fence and clamped to my miter saw table, the 1x4 &quo...see more »I am starting my second flag case for a friend of the family. I made my first a few months ago and also had to come up with a creative way to cut the 22.5-deg angles for the bottom corners. My miter saw has this great notch for 22.5-deg that's actually 68.5-deg from the fence, right? What I really want is to put the saw on that notch and hold the board 90-deg to the fence, but you can't just hold a board like that. I ended up creating an auxiliary fence for my miter saw that is 90-deg to the miter saw fence. I did it by screwing a scrap 1x3 on edge near the center of a piece of OSB about as big as the table on my miter saw. I would rather have used MDF or plywood, but that wasn't around at the time. With the OSB against the miter saw fence and clamped to my miter saw table, the 1x4 "fence" allows me to safely (don't quote me on this) hold my work in an orientation that makes the 22.5-deg notch on my miter saw work. If everything is dead square, you can manage a good cut. A lot of things could be done to make this jig better, but this quick, two-board version will help with those corners. (I shared my case also to show the results. The person it was for asked for a professional backing, so those are the cases leaving the framer's.)

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