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I’ve been making these cover boxes for my Chiefs at work… I have two variations, one with a solid top, and the other with a glass top.
-- HMC(SW) Ancheta, United States Navy (Active)
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#1 posted 07-06-2012 03:46 PM
I’d like to have some information on making these hat/display boxes. As a retired RMC I’d like to make one for me.
-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."
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#2 posted 07-06-2012 03:48 PM
Another winner great job,I like the 2 way miter.
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#3 posted 07-06-2012 09:36 PM
Actually it’s not a 2 way miter, although it is possible with a thicker piece of wood (you game me some ideas!) The frames are all 1 1/2” by 3/4” wood. I cut the wood to size and used a table saw to cut the grooves for the glass. I then made a frame and used a table saw to get a 45 degree cut on the sides. Slapped them all together with glue and some brad nails. The top frames around the glass aren’t nailed in, they’re screwed in just in case the glass were to break and needs replacing. The top and bottom pieces was a 16×32 board at Lowes. What holds the hat is just a 4” long piece of wood 3/4 squared mitered at the top to allow the holder to sit in an angle with the combo cover. I cut a circular 3/4 inch board for the hat holder about 6” in diameter. Pretty elementary compared to some craftsman on this site. But these boxes were just my first few I’ve made. Skies the limit on the size. I started off with a bigger box but when I go to Lowe’s to buy glass which I found to be cheaper, their precuts allow me to buy more glass at a cheaper cost.
#4 posted 07-06-2012 09:42 PM
Sounds like you have the process all handled David,thanks for the info.
#5 posted 07-06-2012 09:50 PM
No problem we’re here to share ideas! Thanks for the comments.
#6 posted 07-09-2012 02:32 AM
Goes to show how much of a rookie I am… it is a two-way miter Jim.
#7 posted 07-09-2012 02:36 AM
David You know the old saying don’t sweat the small stuff and everything is the small stuff :))
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