Pledge Allegiance Flag

This carving project was a long road. I started this in January and have worked on it off and on since. I made this using 8/4 basswood glued together to make a 3’x5’ panel. The finial is two pieces which allows the holly wood rope to appear to wrap under the ball. There was a lot of grinding,sanding, and carving on this piece. If you look close you can see the stitching. The white areas are bleached so the grain would show thru to some extent. The stars and lettering are all hand carved using a knife.

Roger Strautman

Wow Roger. That is a great piece. Beautiful.

Greg Holden


It’s good to see that you shared this masterpiece here. It looks so authentic.


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

very nice job , carving the letters is amazing


in awe… as always ….
a loss of words

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Incredible work!
At first I thought only the pole was made of wood. You had to see my expression when I actually read the description.

The flag is beautiful!

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

What a nice place to carve those words! Thanks.

Roger this is a wonderful work of art,great subject matter too.

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Great job,amazing work, love it. God Bless America!

Anthony Viscuso Jr

Beautiful piece! Very impressive.

Keith "Shin" Schindler