Refurbishing the Flagstaff Spade Finial

DrillMasterColor Guard/Color Team, Equipment Maintenance 2 Comments

There are spade finials out there that are damaged, I’m sure. Here, you will see the steps to make a spade finial presentable again. I use the word, presentable, because I am using things I have on hand to try to keep costs low.

Flagstaff Refurbishing

DrillMasterAsk DrillMaster, Color Guard, Color Guard/Color Team, Equipment Maintenance, Honor Guard 2 Comments

Flagstaffs can become weathered and lose their original look like the one pictured. That is easily remedied! Well, not easy-easy, but it’s not really all that difficult. Here are the steps: Remove the ferrules and middle screw joints. Sand the staffs down completely to the wood. Stain the the staffs. Coat the staffs with at least five coats of urethane. …