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Offline Don Corleone

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American Flag
« on: February 08, 2020, 10:28 AM »
Finished this up a month ago.It's ash with a cherry frame that has a birdseye inlay and dt joints.

If that's not enough for you, check out this clip from Fletch.

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Offline jobsworth

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Re: American Flag
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 10:51 AM »
very nice, well done

Offline rmhinden

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Re: American Flag
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 10:54 AM »
Very nice!

Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: American Flag
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 10:56 AM »
Love it!  Can you take us through the build process?

Offline Rob Z

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Re: American Flag
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2020, 02:59 PM »
WOW! I would be interested to read about how you sculpted the ripples in the flag.  Very nice.

Offline Don T

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Re: American Flag
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 05:34 PM »
Very nice!
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Offline Don Corleone

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Re: American Flag
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2020, 09:12 AM »
I start out with 13 sticks of ash 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 37 long. Clamp them together and then start carving. You can use chisel, power chisel, a planing wheel, or a carbide disk. Create whatever pattern you want. After that, sand, sand, sand. Hand sanding and power sanding until all the scars are gone. Next stain the red stripes red and reassemble with glue. Once that is done, mask off the stars and apply the blue on the union.

This guy does some beautiful, beautiful work. His flags are more rippled than mine. Mine are more of a quilted look.

Offline Cheese

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Re: American Flag
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2020, 10:08 AM »
Nice...very nice.  [smile]

Did you have the masks for the stars die cut?