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Blog series by johnnymo updated 04-26-2010 06:30 AM 5 parts 7884 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: Getting Started

01-05-2010 07:11 AM by johnnymo | 2 comments »

Well, I actually started this project while I was planing and jointing the wood for the curio shelf I recently finished. I figured I would prep the wood all at once. This project is going to be a display case for hot wheel cars that are still in their packages. It will roughly be 47” wide, 30” high, and 6” deep. There will be a shelf on the bottom where a few boxed cars can be displayed. There will be 2 framed glass doors in the front and it will hang on the wall using ...

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Part 2: Planing/Jointing

01-28-2010 07:04 AM by johnnymo | 1 comment »

Well, didn’t do much today. After unloading some wood from work, removing some nails from it, and trying to find a place for it in my shop.I did however have some time to pick out some wood, plane it, and join one side on each piece. These will be used for the face of the cabinet. Hopefully I’ll have time tomorrow to head out to the shop and set up my tablesaw for cutting the parts to size.

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Part 3: Starting the doors

02-16-2010 06:45 AM by johnnymo | 0 comments »

Well, I got a chance to get into the shop today and was able to make the face frame for the case. I made it just a little proud of the case so I could go back and cut it flush using the router. I also added the shelf for a space for boxed cars below the shelf as well as on the shelf. One other thing I started was the rails and stiles for the doors. I cut these to size and added a rabbit for an 1/8” thick glass that will be inserted into the doors. Will probably head int...

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Part 4: Almost there!

03-11-2010 05:53 AM by johnnymo | 2 comments »

Well, I got a chance to work in my shop during the week and was able to make the doors to the display case. I added a 1/4” deep rabbet that is 1/2” wide on the inside of the doors so I can insert the glass. My next step is to order the glass and add the french cleat for hanging, give it a light sanding, then paint a gloss black and add the felt to the inside and the rest of the hardware.Wish me luck!

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Part 5: Finally Done...

04-26-2010 06:30 AM by johnnymo | 3 comments »

Well I finished this last week and delivered it to my son in-law…he loved it! He will be using it to display his hot wheels collection, and needless to say, he already went out and bought more hot wheels! He hasn’t put it up yet becuase they are getting ready to redo the room he will be hanging it in. I’ll post the pics of it hung up and loaded with his hot wheels when it’s all said and done.

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