Shot glass display

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Project by dewoodwork posted 2565 days ago 2950 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another example of my tendency to go overboard with wacky design ideas. LOML wanted a shot glass display. I wanted to experiment with new techniques. This project features cherry and bloodwood. The top and bottom of the case are bent lamination’s made with resawn solid cherry. Male and female bending forms and plenty of clamps where used to create the bent laminations.

The grid work has several different sizes and is joined with sliding dovetail joinery. The grid is attached to the case sides using sliding dovetails as well. I was still a bit of a green horn when I built this and met many first time challenges. The case back has 4 keyhole slots for mounting. The door uses concealed hinges and a ball catch. The pull is attached with dowels. Biscuit joinery for the case walls.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#1 posted 2565 days ago

Beautiful display.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 2565 days ago

Great work!! Too bad we cannot see the dovetail joinery. I bet it is as beautiful as eth rest of the project!

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#3 posted 2565 days ago

Great project. I need to build one of these I have about 80 shot sized glasses from around the world.

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#4 posted 2565 days ago

Great job – you even made it look like there was a kitty in the glass (in the second photo-=)). DeWayne, your work is really impressive.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 2565 days ago

this is beautiful
I love how the cubbies “float” within the frame of the piece. And the curved top/bottom—oh lala

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 2565 days ago

Thanks for the comments. I added a third photo showing some of the sliding dovetail joints.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#7 posted 2563 days ago

Great display. I also like the way the cubbies float. Beautiful wood.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#8 posted 2563 days ago

Really a great display!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 2557 days ago

This is a very cool display case … I love the use of contrasting wood and the overall design is awesome—I need one for my bar!

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#10 posted 2356 days ago

Somehow i missed this the first time around. This is a beautiful looking cabinet. nice work

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#11 posted 2356 days ago

Very nice display. The craftsmanship is very nice.

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#12 posted 2030 days ago

Great job! Now all you need is a shelf next to it to hold the Patron. lol

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#13 posted 2030 days ago

That makes the one I made for my stepson look outof place. Very nice job. Wish I had seen this post a lot sooner…............LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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