Sunday, December 14, 2008

Flag Case - Exotic Wood

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Flag Case - Exotic Wood:

I happened across an Exotic Wood called "Padauk" (photo to be incerted later). It is an Orange based wood with brown tones to it. The special thing about this piece was its grain pattern. Now with most woods that I purchase, I purchase for the looks of the grain patterns. You can buy Padauk, Wenge, Purple Heart and some others "All day long" but if the grain isnt saying something or doing something interesting, why buy it? This is one of the reasons why my custom Flag Cases stand out from all others. I truly do care what I am putting out. If its not what I would want my family members burial flag in, its pretty much just fire wood.
Come see what I have available and if you want Rare woods that are hard to get,I can probably get it! Come see what I can do.
Thanks for your time;
Richard (MFDC)

Flag Case

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Flag Case:
I am planning on placing alot of photos of MFDC's that has been made for customers onto Youtube,Break and Flickr. This should be complete within 7 days of this posting. I am trying my best to get out new styles for you to view in between filling orders. If you have any question, please ask.
Thank you;
Richard (MFDC)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Marble Wood "Exotic Wood"

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Marblewood is an exotic wood that comes from South America. Here is what "" has to say about it, and he deals with Exotic woods all the time.

Zygia racemosa

Zygia racemosa (syn. Marmaroxylon racemosum, Pithecellobium racemosum) of the family Leguminosae (subfamily Mimosoideae), the legume or pea family

NOTE: there are numerous woods that have the common name "marblewood" (notably East Indian Ebony but many others as well), but this is what should really be meant when using that term. It is very distinctive, rare, and expensive. It is a South American wood and looks somewhat like zebrawood but with a wider spacing of the light/dark stripes.

The Marblewood Exotic flag case that I am working on should be on my site by Dec. 1, 2008. Please stop by and do tell a friend to have a look as well.
Thanks, Richard (MFDC)

Wenge Wood "Exotic Wood"

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Hello this is Richard! I have just completed my newest style of Exotic MFDC (flag case). The wood is called "Wenge" wood, it comes from Central Africa (Tanzinia and Mozambique). Its colors are brown tones, from light to dark. You have to see it to just get a taste of its beauty. Seeing it in person says it all.

This MFDC is 5" (inches) in width and hand crafted "stoppers" are attached to the inside of the flag case so that the burial flag does not move around. The Wenge MFDC is litely decorated on the front, but the Exotic wood is the main attraction.
Please visit my site and look at all the others that I have created. If you have any questions, just ask. You can email me from my "Contact" page. I love answering any and all questions about my craft.
Have a Blessed day!
Richard (MFDC)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Exotic Wood, Bolivian Rosewood

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Hello all! I have purchased some Bolivian Rosewood. I have a photo on the site right now, but the peices I have purchased are nicer. I will have the photos up later today. Come take a look. If you have any questions, email me from my site.
Richard MFDC

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Flag Case Questions?

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Hello All! I check to see which keywords are used to get to my site all the time. There are alot of you out there that get to my site by entering the following:
*How to stain Oak or Poplar wood.
*Wood uneven color.
*Which wood brings out the best stain color?
*How do I get find my angles (for making a flag case)
*Exotic Woods
*What type of wood is best for a flag case?
The list goes on and on. The one thing that I don't see is the Emails asking me additional questions. I know that my site does not cover all your questions, and I am working on that. There are just too many varieables to write about.
Do me this favor. If you have a question that my site does not cover, ask me. I am not saying that I will know all the answers, but what I don't know I can find out. I can then write an article about Questions & Answers, that will help someone else out.
Thank you for your time. Please tell a friend about my work.
Richard (MFDC)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Come and Visit my Website-Tell a Friend.

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Hello everyone. I bet everyone who is reading this knows a veteran who has passed away. Why don't you take a momment and take a look at my site. Once you see what I have to offer I know that you will send to or tell them that I have a website.
I do spend alot of time with each one of my Flag Cases that I craft, and my attention to detail is very present. Please take a look and bookmark the site.
Thanks for your time;
Richard (MFDC)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Curly Maple Flag Case

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Curly Maple (exotic wood) Flag case
I am in the process of crafting a very beautiful Curly Maple Flag Display Case. The wood is more exquisite than I thought it would be. The pictures you see of the wood are close, but when you see it up close you find yourself wanting to touch it. This Exotic Wood looks 3D but is flat and smooth.
I am making two MFDC "Curly Maples" right now. One for a customer and one for the website (for sale). The MFDC for the site will not be stained any color, I will craft this so that its own Natural Beauty comes alive. I believe you will like it.
Come back and visit this blog (Add to favorites), and my website to see the Curly Maple MFDC in a week or so.
Thanks for reading!
Richard (MFDC)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Purple Heart Flag Case

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Here is the Purple Heart (Exotic Wood) that I referred to in my earlier publishings. This is the actual color of the wood. The turn around time for this order is about 4 weeks, due to ordering and building of the MFDC.
The next Exotic Wood MFDC (that I am working on) will be made of Curly Maple. It should be done in 2 weeks.
Thank you;

Monday, July 14, 2008

Building Your Own Flag Display Case (Video)

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Building your Own Flag Display Case Video:

Hello All. I have had many people visit my site looking for information on "How to build a flag case". Well the information is there, but now (on or before 7-21-08) there will be a video as well. The Flag Display Case that I show you how to build on the video is made of Solid Oak.
We go through the measuring of the flag, the cutting of the wood, staining and assembly of the frame and base. This is a well crafted Burial Flag Case. Better than anything you will ever buy in a store. It will mean so much more because you will make it for your loved one or friend.
The video is 1:50 in length and has 25 segments (short ones), this way you can always refer back if you have questions about anything. You may contact me through my website if something isn't quite clear.
Again, the "Build Your Own Flag Display Case Video" will be available on or before 7-21-08, come visit my site and check it out.
Thank you; Richard (MFDC)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Purple Heart/Red Oak/Poplar

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I have decided to start making another line of MFDCs. These will be made of Rare Woods, Exotic Woods and Hardwoods. The prices will varie. They will not be as decorative as the Original MFDCs, but still hold the Highest Quality Craftsmanship available.
As of this posting you should be able to visit my website in 10 days and see the new line of MFDCs. If you have any questions please email me from my site.
Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.
Richard (MFDC)

Monday, April 7, 2008

Hero's Song

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Take a minute and listen to this song. Brendan James wrote and sings this song. He said that he wanted to write a song, but did not want to be bias one way or the other. "It just came pouring out of me". What a wonderful job he did!
YouTube/Brendan James

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Tennessee People

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I just received this email from a life time friend out in Oregon:

Tears are rolling down my checks as I forward this to all of you.

This has been around before, but it bears repeating. Remember to pray for our troops. Phyllis

In Tennessee we really do pull off the road and stop for funerals......nobody moves until the last car has gone by.

What follows is a message from Vicki Pierce about her nephew James' funeral (he was serving our country in Iraq ):

However, the most incredible thing was what happened following the service on the way to the cemetery. We went to our cars and drove to the cemetery escorted by at least 10 police cars with lights flashing and some other emergency vehicles, with Tennessee police handling traffic. Everyone on the road who was not in the procession, pulled over, got out of their cars, and stood silently and respectfully, some put their hands over their hearts.

When we turned off the highway suddenly there were teenage boys along both sides of the street about every 20 feet or so, all holding large American flags on long flag poles, and again with their hands on their hearts. We thought at first it was the Boy Scouts or 4H club or something, but it continued for two and a half miles. Hundreds of young people, standing silently on the side of the road with flags. At one point we passed an elementary school, and all the children were outside, shoulder to shoulder holding flags kindergartners, handicapped, teachers, staff, everyone. Some held signs of love and support. Then came teenage girls and younger boys, all holding flags. Then adults. Then families. All standing silently on the side of the road. No one spoke, not even the very young children.
The military presence, at least two generals, a fist full of colonels, and representatives from every branch of the service, plus the color guard who attended James, and some who served with him were very impressive and respectful. But the love and pride from this community who had lost one of their own was the most amazing thing I've ever been privileged to witness.
I've attached some pictures, some are blurry (we were moving), but you can get a small idea of what this was like.

These photos are awesome.


Chain for our Military...please don't break it

Please send this on.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The "Patriot"

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Well, it is finally finished. The Patriot is complete. It has taken longer than expected but that is fine with me, I had to make sure it was not too complicated to get the medals and photo's in and still attach the back properly.
Hope you all enjoy it.

Richard (MFDC)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hello Everyone

Just wanted to say hello. Any questions?
I have a rain day.(no outside work) I will be working on MFDC' inside. Should complete newest case soon. I am working on the backing today,(where the Medals and Photo will be placed) should be a real treat! I will then place it on my site . It is really something. Make sure you take a look at it.
The cost of this MFDC is higher than the rest. Due to the time and design of this case. You will either love it or you won't. This is and will be the Only one like it in the world! It will not ever be made again.
I may make different designs of that MFDC Combo. but this pattern will not be repeated.
Thanks Richard.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Residential Construction Articles

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I plan on writting some articles about;
*building decks, Outside walls, Inside partitions, setting windows, setting doors, setting truss', building a roofing system, Cutting rafter's, Putting you floor system down, putting your subfloor down, Interior baseboard and trim, Dry wall or sheetrock applications.

That is just a few of the articles I plan on writting. What do you think? Would you be interested in knowing this information?

I could write about "Replacing kitchen or Bathroom floors" Due to water damage.
Exciting stuff, I know. But its what I know. Let me know what you think. If there is something at your house that "needs a fixin", write me (comments) and I will write an article about it. If I dont know how to fix it, I bet I know someone who does!
Take care and dont be a stranger.
Richard (MFDC)

Monday, February 4, 2008

A couple links to photos and gblog for articles

This goes to where you will see some of my remodeling work and of course some of my flag cases.
flickr photos
To view MFDC Articles, click on the "view complete profile" at bottom of this page. Then click on the MFDC Articles link. Thanks!

If you have not been to my site yet, here is the link;
Military Flag Display Case

I am also a fan of StumbleUpon.Com and Visit them if you get the chance.

New Flag Case Styles

As of right now 2/4/08 I have 9 unique styles available. I need some new ideas. If you have something in mind let me know.
I was thinking about Making a standard (no decoration on wood) flag case, but the stain will be in Camouflage. What do you think?

I am almost finished with my newest style. It is a combination "flag case and shadow box" set. Quite large, but very beautiful. It should be on the site in two weeks.


MFDC If you did'nt know this yet. That stands for Military Flag Display Case.

I will, quite often be blogging about what is happening with the site or just going on about whatever. You are most than welcome to post "just" about whatever you like.
Thanks for reading.
Richard (MFDC)