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Project by GregGlass posted 1344 days ago 1661 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this saber case as a present for my best buddy who was in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A*M University. It will house his family’s saber, which has been passed down through 3 generations of aggies. The case is made of maple with a mahogany back. I decided that I really wanted to use big finger joints, but I was also stubborn about the case being octagonal. So I ended up with 135 degree box joints. Go figure… I used a 3/4 bit on my router with a special shop made jig do do the joints.





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flyingoak

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#1 posted 1344 days ago

Very cool… I just completed a case for my GGGGG Grandfathers Civil War Saber which I now have.

-- where is the duct tape.....

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GregGlass

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#2 posted 1344 days ago

Wow. Thats a really neat thing to have in your possession. I’d love to see the case its in too.

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KDO

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#3 posted 1344 days ago

Every aggie I ever knew had more than one screw loose…poor aggie, he thinks that piece of wood is a sabre.

But don’t tell him, you will burst his bubble, he THINKS it is a REAL sabre…shhh…

After thinking about it, would you really want to turn an aggie loose with a REAL sabre?

It might be nice of you to paint it to look like a sabre, so that he doesn’t catch on.

Guns up …
Life long Texas Tech guy.

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GregGlass

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#4 posted 1344 days ago

sssssssss… Talk all you want, but if I’m not mistaken, I think we put quite a whoopin’ on you Texas Tech folks this year.

I made those cutouts so that while I was building the case, I didn’t have to keep his saber away from him. When I gave it to him he didn’t have the saber with him and I just took the pictures of the cutouts in there to show what it would look like.

I might be a dumb aggie, but at least I’m not this guy.

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KDO

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#5 posted 1344 days ago

Yea, you got us this year…
But we are 11-4 against A&M in the last 15 years…

I didn’t think Mike Sherman was going to do it for y’all, but maybe he is turning things around for you.

Nice case, just make sure he doesn’t hurt himself when he is trying to figure out how to open it <grin>

Kelly

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GregGlass

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#6 posted 1344 days ago

I appreciate it Kelly. I’ll be sure to give my buddy explicit opening instructions, and make sure there is first aid near by.

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KDO

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#7 posted 1344 days ago

You are a smart man…

Nice work!

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TheGravedigger

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#8 posted 1344 days ago

Very nice. A family sword needs a nice case. Good job.

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

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