Walnut and Aluminum Safety Glasses Display

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Project by Hutch posted 08-12-2014 05:02 PM 1155 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a new display for safety eyewear and wanted it to look industrial. I’ve used aluminum extrusions before and thought this would be an easy way to make the frame. I fit a piece of 1/4” walnut ply into the groove and purchased some 3/4” square aluminum tubing and fit a piece of 5/8 by 5/8 walnut into the 5” pieces that I sanded to give a brushed aluminum look. I used a hanger bolt to attach the walnut to the locknut in the extrusion. The rods are 1/4” steel polished with 600 grit wet/dry paper and a clear coat of lacquer. I realize that this isn’t completely fine woodworking, but it was fun and I did use my handplane to fine tune the fit of the walnut to fit in the tubing and I really like the contrast of the dark walnut with the aluminum.

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#1 posted 08-12-2014 06:22 PM

Could you be more Specific as to the Aluminum & other Parts?
... Where purchased, prod. #’s, etc.?

Looks Good… Do you have Safety Glasses connected to those Bars (can’t see them clearly)?

Thank you

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#2 posted 08-12-2014 06:58 PM

Thanks Joe,
The dimensions are 24 X 48 and I used the 1” extrusion material. There are a lot of companies that you can purchase from, 80/20 being one.
There are no safety glasses on the display when the picture was taken, just the frame clips that they rest on.

-- We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give - Winston Churchill

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