X mas gift for my wife

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My wife is a runner and has accumulated several medals over the years. They are usually hung in the bedroom accumulating dust. I decided to design and build a display cabinet to show them off to the rest of our family and friends. This is not a great picture but the build is essentially done now I need to finish it with several coats of hand rubbed Danish oil and rub on poly. There is a back board to it but I will only put it on once finish is on.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#1 posted 2094 days ago

Looks really nice. I’m sure she’ll love it.

(You’d better open a window…. it looks kinda smoky in the shop.)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 2094 days ago

Nice case! The sign of a true LJ is lots of fine dust on the camera lens.
I’m sure she will love it.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#3 posted 2094 days ago

What a thoughtful gift! She’ll cherish it for many years and I’m sure fill it up too.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 2093 days ago

Very nice work. Merry Xmas.

-- JMP

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#5 posted 2093 days ago

The case is very good. But it is plain to see that you know the best part of it is being able to use your hobby as one way to express your love for your family. That’s the best “finish” of all!

-- David, Portland Oregon

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scott shangraw

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#6 posted 2093 days ago

I’m sure she will cherish it.It sure gets hard to hide the christmas gifts in the shop or not letting them see you working on it ,doesn’t it?

-- Scott NM,

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#7 posted 2093 days ago

Nice build. Are your shelves adjustable so you can put in awards of different sizes?

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#8 posted 2093 days ago

Very nice work. She will be excited I’m sure. My ex-wife used to be a runner too so I know all about the medals hanging all over the place. :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 2093 days ago

I’m with them!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 2093 days ago

Funny all I have to show for my running days is some old mostly holey t-shirts. mean while this is a reall handsom case but before you apply any finish you might want to invest in a dust collector.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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Brent Livingwell

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#11 posted 2093 days ago

Oops, I have not yet started my wife’s present. Nice way to be done early.

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is it again.

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#12 posted 2093 days ago

Looks great. I like the detail around the door.

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#13 posted 2093 days ago

nice job lookin good

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#14 posted 2093 days ago

Thanks you for looking, I was surprised to see so many comments. The photo quality as not so much to do with dust but rather a poor quality phone camera. I will post more when I am finished and it is installed.
Scott you are right about hiding gifts the shop is not that big but my beloved never goes in so I am OK. Gary the Shelves are dadoed into the frame and have two rows of groves to hold the medals upright. There will be a glass pane to the door (thanks to Charles Neil for the tip about modeling clay it works great) and a backboard still need to be mounted but I will only do that after the finish is on. I think she will like it and I have picked a great location to install it, at the end of a hall way that can be seen from the living room and dinning room area. Oh! and Brent you still have 22 days until Christmas.

Happy holidays to all

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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