|Project by Russel||posted 08-01-2009 12:18 AM||2337 views||1 time favorited||25 comments|
Tomorrow, Saturday, August 1th I will officially be part of the wacky craft mall industry. The initial inventory and reasoning are desribed in a blog here.
Part of my initial inventory is a collection of pens and pen/pencil sets. The problem with these small items is their ability to wander off unnoticed. To discourage the desire to roam I needed a display case with a lock.
What I came up with is a Walnut case. However, the Walnut was rather dark, so I made the back out of Ash to provide sufficient contrast to be able to see the product inside. The shelves are also Ash and held to the back of the case with glue and dowels. It stands 30 inches tall, 16 inches wide and 5 inches deep.
Now this particular case included two tasks I don’t enjoy and one I’ve never done before. I hate doing glass and hinges. They rarely, if ever, come out as good as they should. These came out functional and I’ll go with that for the time being.
I have never put a latch on anything before, let alone a lock. There were plenty of options for locking latches and I realized that I had not built the door appropriately for the type of locking latch I wanted. I thought that a simple latch that would allow a pad lock would do the trick, but the Mrs. said it didn’t look good enough. What I ended up with was a window sash locking latch that I thought was a little big, but the Mrs. tells me it looks better than a pad lock. Who am I to argue with the Mrs.?
I now have a display cabinet the will allow my pens to be seen clearly, but not allow them to wander off and get lost.
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