|Project by Pat Cavanaugh||posted 08-24-2014 03:33 AM||837 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I often do work for the local trophy shop. Most of this is custom pieces for trophies and the like. The AmVets in one of the neighboring towns had a clock tower erected. They also had a miniature replica made and wanted a means to display the miniature along with a couple of pieces from the manufacturing of the full size tower bell. As the miniature tower has 4 battery operated clocks, the case had to allow access to change the batteries. This is what I came up with.
The entire thing is made of walnut. The base is 3/4” and the case pieces are 3/8”. I don’t normally work with such narrow stock so it was different. And of course keeping all the dadoes for plexiglass properly oriented was also a challenge. After finishing, the frames were glued together using 5-minute epoxy.
In the end, the customer was thrilled and they were able to display the miniature tower, a chunk of sand used in the casting of the bell, and a small piece of the brass overflow during the casting.
-- Pat - Biloxi, MS