For the Reddit r/woodworking Dovetail challenge, I decided to finally tackle a project I’ve been meaning to work on for a few months: a memorial case for the flag my family was presented at my grandfather’s funeral in November. My grandfather grew up during the Great Depression, served in the military until retirement, and raised a large and loving family. To honor his roots and the connection we have to our family, I built the case completely out of cypress taken from our family’s land there.
If you’re looking for perfect dovetails, this won’t be for you. But, it’s a special wood (in rarity and in sentiment) and I wanted to think outside the (90 degree) box (literally and figuratively) when contemplating a way to incorporate dovetails. This was really something I did for my family and myself, but I also know my grandfather would be proud to know that I made this and would want me to share the process as well.