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Offline Birdhunter

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Casket Flag Display
« on: September 17, 2023, 11:09 AM »
I’m making a display case for a Navy Cross medal winner.

I don’t have the flag so I am going on measurements I received from his widow. Inside lengths are 16”, 16”, and 22”. Angles are 90, 45, and 45. The depth is 4”.

I plan to use black walnut.

I’m a bit lost about how to get the glass cut and how thick it should be.
Birdhunter

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Offline WillAdams

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Re: Casket Flag Display
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2023, 12:21 PM »
Easiest thing to do is get a 16" square cut and then have it cut on the diagonal --- for the glass, source UV blocking glass --- any decent framing shop should be able to do this.


Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Casket Flag Display
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2023, 12:51 PM »
That's a good suggestion on the UV blocking glass

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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Casket Flag Display
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2023, 03:54 PM »
That's a good suggestion on the UV blocking glass

Be sure to ask for archival museum glass to best protect the flag.  A frame shop near you should be able to source it for you and cut it to your needs.  As for the flag case dimensions, the properly folded flag should fit closely, almost snugly, as though it was being held lovingly gently by the widow without allowing it to slump.   
« Last Edit: September 17, 2023, 03:59 PM by Sparktrician »
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Offline Packard

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Re: Casket Flag Display
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2023, 05:55 PM »
There are literally dozens of sites listing the display dimensions and many showing actual plans.  No guess work involved.

https://www.google.com/search?q=flaf%20display%20case%20dimensions&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1-m


The Woodworkers’ Journal has step by step plans for the case pictured below

https://www.woodworkersjournal.com/making-memorial-flag-case/




Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Casket Flag Display
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2023, 09:06 PM »
I’ve done a full scale mockup and will send it to the widow. I want to honor this hero’s memory with the best work I can do.
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Offline David

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Re: Casket Flag Display
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2023, 05:55 PM »
I'll bet you that a glass shop would contribute their best stuff free of charge, too.
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