Timble Cabinet

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Project by arrdee posted 07-08-2011 07:05 PM 1319 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A present for my sister-in-law. They are full-time RV’ers. I needed to have doors or some other means to keep the thimbles from falling out while they traveled, so I decided instead of doors that would need to be latched, I used a sheet of lexan that slides in from the top. The case is walnut and the dividers are 1/4” ply. Hindsight says I should have used a thinner material.

-- RD

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#1 posted 07-09-2011 02:19 AM


I’m a thimble collector, too. That’s a nice looking case. I have a wooden case with lexan that slides in from the top, but it’s just plain—6 thimbles wide by 10 thimbles high and all openings are uniform. I also have four all glass cases with brass edging and hinged doors that are 10 thimbles x 10—all uniform openings. I like the various sizes you used which isn’t so limited on what can be displayed. I’ve had to display larger thimbles in other cases.

One thing great about a thimble collection—it doesn’t take up much room. I’m sure your SIL will be delighted with her present.


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#2 posted 07-09-2011 02:23 AM

Good choice of the clear lexan instead of doors. Limited space would restrict the use of swing out doors plus they would block the view of the thimbles.
Great job.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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