|Project by Gshepherd||posted 11-13-2014 08:27 AM||1118 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
I was asked by a Ex Wife if I could fix a doll case that was given to her by her Grandmother so I took on this task without not really knowing what to expect. When I recieved it the glass was broken and even more damage had taken place. So the only way to do this right was to start all over and build one. I had never made one before so as usual I just shot from the hip and this is the end result.
All of it is made from Santos Mahogany except for the trim on the top and bottom which is A. Mahogany. Santos is very dense and strong considering Hard Maple has a Janka rating of 1450 vs Santos’s 2200. The Corner pieces had to be very strong since they were only going to be 3/4×3/4 then have 2 channels cut into them for the 1/8 glass.
I didn’t like the idea of just usng screws to take the top off so I used a plate to hold the glass channels square then a 1 3/4 long cabinet knob screw to hold it all down. We found a better knob so she will replace the brass one when the other knob comes in. Just in case there was a unforseen problem when the glass got installed I made those cardboard panels to make sure everything was going to go well since I would be shippig this out. Everything fit like a charm. I was only off a couple dog hairs between front and back and side to side…..
It measures 10 3/4 wide and 22 inches tall.
The finsih is Transtint Reddish Brown followed up with 5 coats of Lacquer. She is now all boxed up and will be shipped out tomorrow to be enjoyed for another generation.
-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........