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My neighbor needed a case for a hand puppet her husband brought back from Thailand that came with a case, albeit a cheesey one, that broke during shipment…had some black walnut scraps so I thought awhile on how to hold the glass in place (slots cut with table saw) and how to build the top up to give it an oriental look without it being too heavy (used lap joints and made open squares). Vertical supports sit in hand-cut mortises in the top and bottom, attached at the bottom only. Finish is Danish Oil with glass on 3 sides and a mirror in the back.

-- Jim





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 2421 days ago

Outstanding! I really like the display case. Nice joinery and crisp design. Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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rikkor

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#2 posted 2421 days ago

I like the Asian influence of the top. Well executed.

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2421 days ago

nicely done… you achieved your goal for sure.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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miles125

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#4 posted 2421 days ago

Looks perfect for the puppet! Great job Jim.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 2421 days ago

Well done, and very appropriate for the subject.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 2420 days ago

Really nice, Jim!

Just curious…. did you leave a provision for it to come apart if the the glass ever needs to be replaced due to breakage?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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TomFran

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#7 posted 2420 days ago

Classy looking case!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 2420 days ago

Well done Jim. It does have an oriental flair.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Chip

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#9 posted 2420 days ago

Great work Jim. I’m wondering, like Charlie, about the glass. It kinda looks like the glass slides down into grooves. Regardless, a wonderful piece and thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Jim

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#10 posted 2419 days ago

Charlie & Chip – Apologize for the delay, work and life has been hectic. The entire top lifts off so that the doll can be removed and/or replace the glass or mirror. The top of the vertical pieces are “free floating” on top – the glass/mirror are in 3/8-inch grooves on all four sides.

-- Jim

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WillyWally

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#11 posted 1926 days ago

Very well done, not over done. I like the mirror, it adds depth.

-- Willy Wally's Wood Stuff

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