Display Cases

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Project by James Lango posted 08-03-2011 09:05 PM 1537 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Customer wanted display cases for his metal army men from the 30’s and 40’s (pretty valuable i guess).

Had 3 decent pieces of glass laying around the shop, made 3 identical cabinets. All from self milled rough sawn cherry. Finish thickness is 1”. Basic cabinet construction, dovetails, rabbited back, shelf dados. The backs and shelves are just 1/4” ply, but to hide the edge and stiffen em up I made runners that sit nice in the dado.

Finish is brushed/rubbed on boiled linseed oil – for natural look..

Lids are mortised and tennoned. They only fastners used on these babies will be the screws that hold them on the wall.


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#1 posted 08-03-2011 09:21 PM

Looks good. I see that your shop looks like mine when I’m in the middle of a project ;^)
How do you like your Grizzly contractor saw? I’ve got and old (early 1950’s) Craftsman contractor saw that my Grandpa bought when he retired for the Post Office. I’ve updated the motor and added a shopfox Beisenmyer style fence. Those updates along with a Link belt made a huge difference in how it cuts. Some year, maybe a Grizzly cabinet saw.

-- "Let he who does not work in wood, find something else that's half as good." (can't remember who I'm quoting)

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#2 posted 08-04-2011 01:12 PM

Great work!

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#3 posted 08-04-2011 03:56 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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