|Project by GaryK||posted 04-12-2009 03:28 AM||2669 views||1 time favorited||18 comments|
For something that looks so simple, this is actually one of the hardest things I have done in a long time.
It took me about two weeks worth of thinking to get it right and another week to build and finish it.
( am taking care of a 2 year old and only have a chance to work on it during her naps)
For those of you who might not have seen my “Woodworking in miniature project”
I wanted to be able to display the ship without it collecting all kinds of dust.
Since I was using glass I wanted to make sure that I could take it apart in case the glass broke. That part took forever to figure out. I also wanted to make it look insignificant compared to the contents.
As far as replacing the glass part I have succeeded on the sides but ended up using a piece of plexiglass for the top since that was mainly just to let light in. With the top removed I have access to 4 screws to take off the top parts of the frame to replace the glass.
The finish is my typical reddish-brown water based dye and then some water based poly. The wood is mahogany.
In the first and last pictures you can see the Lumberjock Trophies for the past 2 contests.
Above it is a frame I built for my wife’s cross stitching art.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX