Spectacles Cases

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Project by Dark_Lightning posted 06-20-2010 08:32 PM 1911 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, here are some unfortunately fuzzy pics of some spectacles cases. I’m a lot better with wood than with cameras. These boxes all have sliding lids. I mitered all the corners and dadoed for the bottoms and lids. The top edge of the open side is glued to the lid so that when the box is closed (if the joinery came out right) it’s hard to tell how it opens.

The dark brown is Bolivian rosewood, the two-tone is bubinga and red oak. Finished with lacquer, with flocked interiors.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 06-20-2010 08:48 PM

These are all cool nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-20-2010 11:12 PM

NICE,...I am sure they will be enjoyed.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#3 posted 06-20-2010 11:29 PM

Thanks guys. Those photos doesn’t do the bubinga or the rosewood any justice. I need to work on my photo skills.

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#4 posted 06-21-2010 01:50 AM

Nice boxes. Is that glue in flocking really good enough to protect the plastic lens they use these days from getting scratched?

-- 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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#5 posted 06-21-2010 01:58 PM

Thanks, TopamaxSurvivor. I use a microfiber cloth as well. I’m not sure I trust the flocking that much, either, and I’d rather be safe than sorry. My original concern was for the solvents- I could still smell that for a couple months before I pressed the case into service. I’ll have to find something else if I expect to produce these in any quantity. I’m thinking just pad the bottom with some soft felt.

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#6 posted 07-18-2010 03:23 AM

Nice case Jack I like the contrasting woods.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#7 posted 08-15-2010 04:00 AM

Thanks, MichaelA, the bubinga and red oak is a combination that I really like, as well.

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#8 posted 02-28-2012 09:04 AM

Very nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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