Wood USA Flag

About: industrial designer, fan of the old style Japanese movies and toys,

Howdy Y'all

Today we going to learn how to make a flag using spare material.

BUT not any kind of flag "HELL NO" we'll gonna do the most chingona flag in this beautiful country.

Supplies:

---And what do we going to need.

*spare wood

*a drill

*Table saw

*miter saw

*drywall screws 6 x 1 1/4

*gloves

*wood glue ( damn I found this one with one gorilla in the label … not sure if they used gorillas instead of horses to made it but looks great)

*wood shape stars ( from the hobby lobby)

*wood stain

*sand paper No 80 & 400

*Polyurethane Clear gloss (optional)

*Beer ( optional if you're under 21)

*AND YOUR MITTS

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Step 1: Lets Get the Plans

He he he....

Acot. cm

Metric system.

Step 2: Let's Cut the Pieces

-FRONT

*1pc

39.5cm x 31.5 cm

*6 pc
100 cm x 4.5 cm

*7 pc

60.5 cm x 4.5 cm

-BACK

*2 pc (sides)

58 cm x 4.5 cm

*2 pc (angles)
55 cm x 4.5 cm

*2 pc (angles)

105.5 cm x 4.5 cm

*1 pc (angle)

15 cm x 4.5 cm

Step 3: Trace the Position of the Stars in the Big Square

SQUARE

39.5 cm X 31.5 cm

***39.5 cm SIDE

trace 12 LINES

3.3 cm between each one

***31.5 cm SIDE

trace 10 LINES

3.1 cm between each one

And we going to have a map with many squares. check the second and third images to see correct distribution.

MARK EACH PLACE WITH THE DRILL AND SAND IT TO CLEAN THE SURFACE

Step 4: Sand the Pieces

Use sand paper No 80

Step 5: Stain Then

***Pieces to stain.

4 short stripes (60.5 cm x 4.5 cm)

3 long stripes ( 100 cm x 4.5 cm )

1 big square. (39.5 x 31.5 cm )

recommend use gloves

Step 6: Start the Assemble

Distribution:

start with one short stain stripe and then one clear ( like the second image)

use glue to attach them with each other.

*screw the 2 pieces ( 58.5cm X 4.5 cm) on the short sides ( image 6 - 8)

*screw the pieces

*2 pc (angles) 55 cm x 4.5 cm

*2 pc (angles) 105.5 cm x 4.5 cm

*1 pc (angle) 15 cm x 4.5 cm

like the image 11

( I know... it could be better and nicer but this was my first project of this kind)

Step 7: Time to See the Stars.

use painters tape to hold the stars

apply the Polyurethane Clear gloss

wait "till get dry

use the sand paper ( No 400) to fix the surface

take the glue and put each star on the marks of the big square.

Step 8: OPTIONAL.

Get an attachment accessory and attach it on the back of your flag.

and voilà your flag is ready.

enjoy it.

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