|Project by duelly||posted 2356 days ago||2812 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
This I just finished to put most of my hat pins in. I started collecting these way back in the early 70’s and have added to them every time I can get something new. Finally I built this cabinet out of oak and birch 1/4” plywood for the back board that I had on hand after making my flag memoibila case. I made all the side and top and bottom pieces from oak. Added some brass corners and a pair of brass hinges along with a brass knob along with a piece of 14” X 23” Plex A Glass for the complete case. I used light oak stain to cover all the wood and I got a piece of foam board and cut it to size 14” X 23” and got a piece of bright red nylon at the fabric store for a back drop and fastened it to the foam board and started putting in all my pins. Probably the newest pins were my 35 years of service from Perry Fire Department and 2 of the Adirondack Balloon Festival 2007 pins. Each year I collect a pin from every show we go to. This year I see at least 5 new ones or more for 2008. I still have 35 years of Fire Department convention ribbons to make a case for yet. There are probably 50 or more of these. Some years I would get 3 different ribbons. One for County, one for State, one for Western NY Volunteer Firemens Association. I then will soon need another display case for all of my plaques from different car & truck shows that I was at to take pictures. Usually, 500 or more pictures taken at every show. When we go to Lake George for the Adirondack Balloon Festival in September I take over 2,000 in 4 days. Now having over 40,000 pictures in my collection.
-- duelly in Perry, NY