Introduction: Memorial Flag Shadow Box With Chisel Storage
With Veterans day right around the corner i thought this would be a great project. My Grandfather passed away some time ago and since I was in the Military my grandma gave me his flag. Like everyone else my skills have gotten better and it was time to redo the case I had for the flag. I was also given his Chisels and I wanted to incorporate that into the design. so here it is
- table saw
- cross cut sled
- spline jig
- hot glue gun
- wood glue
- tape measure
- Wood (i choose maple since this was a favorite of my grandpas) also added padauk for contrasting color
- flocking for the backing
- 1/4 inch ply
Step 1: Mill Wood
Mill up all the wood to length
dimensions was 25 by 32
the memorial flag needs a 25 by 16 3/4 by 3 inches
for the section holding the chisels cut a 1/2 inch dado down the center of the wood
then cut 2 dados for the center divider
Step 2: Sanding
this may sound like to early to sand but you will thank me later sanding before you put it together is so much easier. I made 2 frames for 2 pictures of my grandpa in uniform and added splines to them as well this makes for a very strong joint.
Step 3: Assemble
using glue assemble the box and clamp verify everything is squared up. and let sit overnight
set up the spline jig (look it up easy to make) i added 2 spline to each corner using padauk for the splines to add some color contrast
Step 4: Plywood Backing
i used the 1/4 inch rabbit bit in my router to add a rabbit to the back of the box then cut the plywood to size i used maple for the chisel compartment and then Flocked the area that contained the picture and left the flag area blank.
Step 5: Face Frame
for the face frame i cut the wood using 45s then added a 1/4 inch rabbit to accept the glass.
Step 6: Chisel Storage
Drill holes for the chisel in a separate piece of wood
using a contrasting color i laid out all the chisels and drilled holes according to the size of the chisel.
Step 7: Finishing
I used a wipe on water lox to finish the project and added a French cleat to the back for easy mounting
then drilled a hole the size of the led lights in the top right hand corner of the dado slot and added lights cut them down to length
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