From The Marketplace: American made gifts for history lovers

“It is my hope that my customers will take away a bit of knowledge of the history of the particular flag they’ve purchased, and perhaps that will inspire them to learn more.”

— Art Pinney, Patriot Wood

 

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When his two children were very young, Art Pinney enjoyed working as a photographer because it allowed him to work from home and take care of his kids during the week. After his youngest child started kindergarten, Art quickly realized just how precious (and limited) quality time spent with his children really was.

Deciding to transition away from photography, Art began spending more time honing his skills in woodworking. He enjoyed all kinds of carpentry—from simple projects, like helping his kids build birdhouses, to more challenging tasks, like building a cherry wood bed for his daughter or crafting a zebra wood treasure box for his son. He started making flags while he was between jobs.

Starting out with just a few flags, Art gradually expanded his repertoire to include dozens of designs—everything from early American colonial flags to individual state flags to patriotic and other recognizable emblems.

“I love history, so I enjoyed learning about each of the flags I was creating,” Art told The Marketplace.

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Studying the historical origins of the flags sparked his desire to ensure every one of his flags was sized and designed as accurately as possible.

“It’s important to me to capture the spirit and character of the flag through my art form/craft while staying true to the design specifications of each flag,” Art said.

In a blog post earlier this year, Art described the first wooden flag he built.

“I made my first US flag wall hanging from discarded pallet wood. It had a simple but folksy look to it. After I was finished, I liked how the flag looked, but I’m a perfectionist, so I began to think about all the ways I could improve upon it and make the final product even better. I wanted the flag to have a less rustic feel and more of a clean, exact look. The paint colors needed to be a true representation of our country’s flag. The dimensions of the flag needed to be exact.”

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Wanting a flag that could be displayed both indoors and outdoors, Art was concerned the pallet wood he used for his first creation might not hold up well in all-weather conditions. From that point on, he began handcrafting his flags from red western cedar wood, finished with durable exterior paint.

At the suggestion of his son, Art decided to start selling his American-made flags, a decision he said has changed his life for the better.

“I give credit to my son for leading me to make a business of selling my flags, because he is the one who said to me one day, ‘Dad, you could sell these! People would buy your flags!’” Art said.

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As important as it was for Art to make a living with his business, Art explained it also became the means of teaching his children the value of hard work.

“Hard work pays off,” Art said, adding, “I want to lead by example and teach my children to aspire to achieve their goals and dreams.”

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As for Art, he said he’s happy to be doing something he loves while keeping American-made craftsmanship alive.

“I feel fortunate that I’ve been able to transition away from that business and into another, still doing something I love. I am blessed to be living the American Dream!” Art said.

To learn more, visit Patriot Wood at The Marketplace by TheBlaze.

 

How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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