American Flag Concealed gun compartment that hangs on wall

American Flag Concealed gun compartment that hangs on wall

Last year I was doing weekend craft shows
around miami. Making things is one thing. but in order to
get your eggs in a row, for a show, you have to work that much more. You have to sit and price your work proper and be open to price adjustment. Sometimes you go to a show and the people are window shoppers more than anything.
They may look and love your pieces but rather spend the cash on food, or beer.
Other times you go over well and make great Other times you go over well and make great sales.
you also have to have a pop up tent, you have to pay money for your spot/space
at the show and box and transport your items there. I’ve done well and at times not so well, it’s hit or miss.
Doing shows is a good experience and ups your game quite a bit. There are lots of good lessons to learn from doing new things and putting yourself out
there. In the middle of 2015, my girlfriend said
we shoud do the flea market in homestead here in south florida.
It’s a bit of a drive from where I’m at but you won’t grow or gather new possibilities
if you don’t try new things. So we started going to the redland market
village every other weekend. now, sometimes we’d sell well and other times
it was a big bust. That’s the name of the game.
one thing did happen though. I gave out a bunch of business cards everytime
we went. from that, I got a lot of handyman jobs and
furniture commisions too. In fact, I got about 5 repeat customers that would call me once
a month for new projects, they wanted made. With that and the customers I already had,
I was able to keep my one man operation afloat. On one of my flea market shows,
down in homestead, I met a cool cat.
we talked a bit at the end of a long day. He was a tile guy among other things.
I gave him the link to my facebook page and exchanged numbers. He called me up a few weeks later.
He sent me a picture of an American flag that you hang on the wall, with a concealed compartment.
Asked me if I could make him one. So, I took him up on the challenge. When starting a project from scratch or from
a photo, there are a series of obstacles you have to
overcome. With this piece, I had to get the dimensions
right, so that the stars and stripes would look right
and so that the compartment would fit the firearm. Also, I needed to make a template for the stars. anyways, the Flag has become one of my favorite
projects to work on, people really like them. I get a lot of people inquiring about buying
them on facebook via private message. well, I hope you enjoyed this episode. subscribe,
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55 thoughts on “American Flag Concealed gun compartment that hangs on wall

  1. Nice work buddy it looks Amazing. I really like your pull out chop saw very cool 🙂 . Brilliant build and the end picture says it all. 🙂 Thank you for sharing..

  2. okay, i like this version of the video!! but the other version is definitely more "rock and roll". the commentary is dead on! i have done several shows in coral gables…i would not want to do that again!

  3. That's awesome sir I got one question where do u pull or how do you open the concealed compartment

  4. I was thinking about doing this very project. Except I have no tools, no skills and I lack the patience for constant measuring. Great job!!

  5. Very nice project. I enjoyed the voice over too as you told the story. Craft shows are tough, no way to judge what will sell. One time i sold all my cutting boards, the next show, well stocked with cutting boards, I sold bottle openers. go figure. Take what you can get i suppose. (Rowdy Penguin) <(")

  6. good job, i make these as a side job and they started my buisness here in Texas. during Christmas is when everyone wants them, ive even shipped a few to other states ive made larger ones for larger guns and have 3 compartments, and it has ventured into building other things as well.. search t&l custom woodwork on fb and take a look. ill be making a gun table shortly for a few friends.

  7. excellent! spring loaded hinges, instead of magnetic locks. brilliant! agree about the miter saw on the pivot.

  8. I like it but it's been done to the point where it's probably obvious. I know that if you are a patriot or a veteran or whatnot where to look for your guns. I propose using a pattern of mirror tiles or other effects to give the illusion that it's just a decorative light or that you can see into it. This is a bit of psychological warfare as someone who unconsciously thinks they can see into something is less likely to actually try and open it. Also, if you make any kind of lamp out of it, nobody looks into enclosed lamps either.

  9. I make a similar one to yours, I hope you give the option for multiple compartments in your flags as I do. Below the Union of stars is perfect to fit a shotgun or a rifle and to the right of the Union you can make it into an accessory compartment. I do very well with them I SWFL sold 10 in a single show.

  10. Nice however either at the beginning or the end open it up to show the Compartments ! What we all seen was maybe Just One ! Maybe I missed something ! Looks Good tho !

  11. Looks great. I recommend you sand before you put together. It would of been way cleaner if you took extra time to clean up. Anyways, great job.

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