|Project by GeoBuk||posted 07-31-2011 09:13 PM||9228 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
Made this for a neighbor who needed a larger display for a thimble collection.
I used an old one for basic design. This one has 150 small squares (1 1/2” X 1 1/2”) and 45 larger ones (1 1/2” X 2 1/2”)
I formed squares by cutting 26 strips from 1/4” stock. Fourteen for vertical and twelve for horizonal.
I cut 1/4” dadoes one-half the width of the stock so they would slide together when mating vertical to horizontal.
See pix. (Hint: Do not wait to assemble if you cut to tight tolerances and live in humid area. These pieces had to be hammered hard for this pix since it has been 2 weeks since I cut…)
I used pine for everything except hardwood plywood back.
All cuts were made on table saw.
Acrylic sheet slides in rabbet on inside of frame. For the right side I ripped through at same distance as rabbets and glued remaining strip on front of acrylic sheet as a “handle”- see second pix.
SketchUp was essential to calculate dimensions and intervals.
-- George in Missouri