George Vondriska prepares you for your next great woodworking project: a flag case. In these flag case plans, you’ll see how to custom build a case for any sized flag, and how to cut perfect angles for each of the three joints. You’ll learn how to find these measurements and then make the right cuts for any sized flag.

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  • Stan Bidlack

    George,
    An excellent video!
    I’m making 4 of your flag cases (for three granddaughters; one for myself) to display flags that my son sent us from Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, where they each flew. I’m using quarter-sawn red oak, and I’m wondering what finish you’d recommend.
    Thank you!

    • Customer Service

      Thank you for your comment. It’s always best to experiment with stains and top coats on scrap to look for the appearance you like. Quartersawn oak looks great under a clear coat, with no stain at all. If you want to give it more of a Mission-style look you can try a very dark stain, such as ebony, to give it that nearly black tone.

      As a top coat I typically use lacquer. Enjoy the project, and thanks to your son for his service.

      • Stan Bidlack

        Thanks million, George.
        I think I’ll go with the Mission-style look & ebony stain.
        (And, I’ll pass your appreciation for his service on to my son.)

  • Stan Bidlack

    George,
    One more question I’m not quite clear on — did you use your fine-tooth crosscut blade throughout the cutting process, or did you switch to a rip (or combination) blade before ripping the pieces of walnut to final width?

    • Customer Service

      I use the rip edge of the blade when cutting with the grain and the fine edge for crosscutting.

  • wil141

    hi George,i bought the wixey 365 angle guage it reads 90 and 45 degree but when I try to set up 22 degree it reads 68..2 I cant figure out what wrong.my saw is left tilt.

    • Customer Service

      Thank you for your comment.

      68 + 22 degrees equals 90 degrees. You’re reading the complementary angle, which is fine. If you want the blade at 22.5 you’ll read the gauge at 67.5 degrees.

  • wil141

    thanks for clearing that up for me

  • Mike Coughlin

    why can’t you make the 22.5 degree cuts the same way you make the 45 degree cuts. It seems that it would be easier to cut the wood laying flat on the table.

    • Customer Service

      Hi, Mike. It has to be done with the piece vertical in order to get the angle required. It’s a very shallow angle that can’t be achieved with the piece flat.