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Three cases, one mirror, and a year of my life.

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Project by MoreWoodPlease posted 1314 days ago 4699 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First Commission.

Three, cherry eyeglass display cases. Two with piano wire to hold the eyeglass frames, one with rails and dowels.
The piano wire cases were tough. The mirror is from a plan in one of the mags. Everything in 3/4 cherry, cherry stain, three coats of poly.
The piano wire cases were tough. They are actually two cases. Outer and inner. Then inner cases, which houses the wire, have steel rods embedded into the sides to hold tension on the wire, and prevent the sides from bowing.
Lights complete the cases.
It took me a year, taking off during the hot summer, working on the occasional night, and weekend.

-- Integrity is who we are when no one else is watching.





10 comments so far

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woody57

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#1 posted 1314 days ago

wow
beautiful cases
how did you get tension on the wire like that?

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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MayflowerDescendant

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#2 posted 1314 days ago

Great job! Nice cherry wood. Finish is awesome. Love the mirror – very classy. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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TheGravedigger

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#3 posted 1314 days ago

The wire cases really show the glasses off well. Tensioned wire is always tricky. It puts far more stress on the wood than most people imagine. Nice solution.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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mafe

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#4 posted 1314 days ago

Very nice.
I like them.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1314 days ago

Unique project really good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Pawky

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#6 posted 1314 days ago

Wow, those tension wire cases look like they would have taken a fair amount of time to figure out. Well done on accomplishing that. Thank you for sharing how you did it.

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Skylark53

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#7 posted 1314 days ago

Great job Very good attention to details.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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yooper

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#8 posted 1314 days ago

Nice work. I really like the mirror.

-- Jeff, CT - better late then never

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woodsmith1

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#9 posted 1308 days ago

They look great! I’ve got to make one for home now. :)

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 1308 days ago

Well, you have a right to be proud of these because you did a wonderful job on them.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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