Flag Box – Episode 05
With a reverent nod to Veteran’s Day, this episode of Rough Cut features Tommy building a Flag Box, commonly used for housing the American flag. As a special feature in this episode, Tommy welcomes five retired members of the military into the shop to help him properly fold the flag for the box. In true Rough Cut fashion, the box itself features splines made from live oak taken from the USS Constitution. Throughout the episode, Tommy provides detailed instructions for crafting the flag box, highlighting the techniques for achieving successful splined miter joints. Tommy also goes on location to the USS Constitution to speak with naval historian Margherita Desy and is paid an in-studio visit by fellow woodworker Al D’Attanasio.