Wavey American Flag From 2x4s

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Determine how long and wide you want your flag then cut a template using a rounded edge over at the bandsaw. Once you have your template mark the waves on your 2x4s moving down the template an inch after each 2x4. This way you will get a wavy look and will help cut down on sanding.

Step 1: Flag Taking Shape

Once all 13 2x4s are cut you now have something that looks like a wavy flag. Let's move on...

Step 2: Carving Your Flag.

I HIGHLY advise you to do this outside your shop. I used the arborthech turbo plane and it did fast work on the carving. Just be careful and make sure you know how to use it. Practice on some scrap wood first for sure because if you apply to much pressure then you will eat to deep into the wood. Let the tool do the work! Once done with the turbo plane I went back with a palm sander and work up to 220 then used a small hand sander that was 400.

Step 3: Taping and Staining

This is the longest step for sure because you have to tape each strip twice. Just take your time and make sure the tape sticks over the humps. I used frog tape and Min-Wax stain. There was small amounts of bleed through but I went back with a dermal tool and touch it all up.

Step 4: Choose Your Finish

Here you can see the glossy finish. Thanks for looking and be sure to ask any questions you might have. God Bless America!

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    stanwitham

    7 days ago on Step 3

    For the wavy base, a person might be able to use the strips of wood used in roofing. the kind used for wavy plastic roofs.

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    TomH218RicardoB11

    Reply 23 days ago

    America is indeed a continent. But we do live in the United States of America, we call ourselves Americans and we call our flag the American Flag. So MoodyM was correct in what he called it.

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    MoodyMBodypeersur

    Answer 24 days ago

    No I used a template and then carved them out with a dreaml tool

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    ZacWolfMoodyM

    Reply 24 days ago

    THANKS!!! Great project!

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    MoodyMlogwolf

    Reply 24 days ago

    Yep I watched Fishers video I will say I used the same technique he used on the stripes and he prolly does explain it a lot better than I haha

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    Papa_whiskylogwolf

    Reply 24 days ago

    Have to agree with you, watched Fisher's Shop video a few months back . . . he has more detail on how he made his including the stars

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    rgmauer

    Question 24 days ago on Introduction

    You say 'determine how long and wide'. 13 2X4's would make it approximately 20" wide but how long would you suggest it be made to look proportionally correct?

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    AKOldman

    Question 24 days ago

    Same question as the others, how did you do the stars?

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