Fez Display Cases

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Project by artsyfartsy posted 01-28-2016 03:31 PM 740 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are Shrine Fez Display Cases. I have been working on this design for several years. I came up with this idea back in 1996 and have been refining the outcome every time I make them. It is nothing more than half-laps and dado’s. The First picture shows the finished trio of cases, (as I call them, BG, Before Glass). Two are made of Red Oak and the third (center) is Cherry. The next four photo’s show the half-lap and what each frame looks like before assembly. It’s very meticulous work. Each piece is .750 wide by 10.5 or 9.5 long, depending if it is a cross piece or an upright piece. Each piece is .250 thick and has a dado cut to half it’s thickness to form a half-lap. The last picture is showing the case with a Fez in it. Each case is so detailed that it is hard to explain the steps. Each case has about 6 coats of lacquer on them. Anyways, enjoy.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#1 posted 01-28-2016 08:54 PM

Don, Stellar job on the fez display cases…..I’ve often thought of getting my 32nd degree, but never have….My blue lodge helped the Shriners one time at a Shrine Circus many years ago….It was a pleasure to be able to help the kids. I like your concept on what design you came up with to build the cases….It really works to display the fezes..
What is/ was the idea behind it? Keep up the good woodworking, bud….You’re very talented….

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#2 posted 01-30-2016 09:09 AM

Nice job Don, they look great.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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