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My first woodworking project

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Project by Patooie posted 02-11-2013 08:49 AM 1379 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this display case as a conversation piece for my office. It started as sort of a joke but the project has rekindled my interest in the craft. My father was a fine furniture craftsman and boy judging by my joinery work I have a LOT to learn. Old Dad made it look SOOO easy. Case is solid pine with 1/4” ply in dados along the back, the front is Lexan (ironically practically unbreakable) I’ve got it slotted into 1/4” dados on the sides and bottom. There is a slot in the top that the front can be slid up and out to adjust the contents. (weapons are all airsoft plastic replicas) I mounted 3/4” dowels as the weapon support through the back with wood screws through large fender washers for support.

I’m pretty happy with the result. I’ve gotten some good chuckles from it.





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Rick M.

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 08:54 AM

I’ve wanted to make one of these for years and kept putting it off. Glad to see your interest in woodworking rekindled.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 09:49 AM

Welcome to LJ’s

I wish every day that I had learned more from my father

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-11-2013 05:46 PM

Very cool I like it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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whitebeast88

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#4 posted 02-11-2013 11:29 PM

great project,very nice.
welcome to lumberjocks!!!

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laurapa

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#5 posted 02-12-2013 02:11 AM

Nice project, I like it you did a good job. Hope you don’t have to break the glass. welcome aboard

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clieb91

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#6 posted 02-12-2013 02:35 AM

Too Funny. I like it!

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 02-12-2013 05:12 AM

Classic gag, love it!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 02-13-2013 03:01 PM

Looks good and makes a good laugh. A great way to display the collection and nice contrast on the red background.

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