Shot glass display

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Project by dewoodwork posted 08-15-2007 07:03 AM 3770 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 08-15-2007 07:07 AM

Beautiful display.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 08-15-2007 07:32 AM

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 08-15-2007 07:59 AM

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 08-15-2007 08:23 AM

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 08-15-2007 01:52 PM

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 08-15-2007 02:02 PM

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 08-17-2007 04:22 AM

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

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#8 posted 08-17-2007 05:59 PM

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 08-23-2007 04:16 PM

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 03-10-2008 07:18 PM

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 03-10-2008 07:53 PM

Very nice display. The craftsmanship is very nice.

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#12 posted 01-31-2009 04:37 PM

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 01-31-2009 04:44 PM

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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