Shot Glass Collector's Display Case

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Project by Sawhorse posted 2936 days ago 23271 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these for a couple who collects shot glasses from all around the world. Each display holds 112 shot glasses, some regular shot glasses and some tall shot glasses. If you look closely in the middle of the 2 displays you can see the end piece the holds the glass for the display on the left, that slides from right-to-left to enclose the display to keep dust off the shot glasses. They are made from White Oak, stained in Golden Oak and finished with Deft Lacquer.

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#1 posted 2714 days ago

Crazy, I could use one of these for my router bits.

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#2 posted 2714 days ago

I agree with you Dennis. That would be a great shop addition

Nice Case.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 2713 days ago

now isn’t that an impressive display case!!

(and those people have done some travelling!!!)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 2713 days ago

Thanks MS DebbieP, they have one of the displays full already and about 1/4 of the other one…

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#5 posted 2689 days ago

Great job…But much too much glass for clumsy me. Thanks for sharing.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 2593 days ago

Cool case. I’m glad this came back up. That will be a great collection. Lot of drinking too!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#7 posted 2581 days ago

This is very cool. I have my grandmothers salt & pepper shaker collection collecting dust in the attic until I can build a display case. Did you do this from a plan? I don’t have that many salt & pepper shakers and their size is bigger than shot glasses, can you give me an idea of how you did this?

-- robbi-Yadahooty!

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#8 posted 2581 days ago

Very cool Sawhorse. I like addition of the glass to keep the dust out. What was the hardest part of building this?

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#9 posted 2581 days ago

Robbi and Bill,
No, I did not have a plan, thought this up on my own…fretted about it for weeks before starting. The interior grid framing was the most difficult part, or should I say the layout and planning, once I decided how it was going to look and how I plan to do it, it was fairly simple to cut out. I made a jig similar to a box joint jig and used a dado blade to cut slots in 1/4” oak so that they would innerlock with each other in each section and thus provide strength to entire section. The sections are partitioned by 1/2” oak to add additional strength to the overall display.

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#10 posted 2580 days ago

Here are some additional pictures I took while building the shot glass display –

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#11 posted 2579 days ago

Horse! That’s just awesome!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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