Walnut Sunglass Display

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Project by Hutch posted 2209 days ago 2059 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This sunglass display is 6’ wide by 4’ tall and is 5 1/2” deep. These are my first hand cut dovetails. Nothing fancy, I chickened out and just made one large tail at each joint. I also thought that being this big that laying out more pins and tails might have looked a little busy. The copper pipe is sanded with 320 wet/dry paper and spayed with Krylon clear acrylic. I finished the walnut with 3 coats of shellac (Bull’s Eye Seal Coat) thinned to a 1lb cut so that I could apply it a little easier.

-- Hutch ...Montana ___ Life is a mystery to live, not a problem to solve! ___

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#1 posted 2209 days ago

Looks good!

I’m glad to see you included a portrait of yourself in the first photo. ;-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 2209 days ago

I think the 1 large dovetail works great for the case, sometimes less is more. Besides, the rest of the project looks great too!

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#3 posted 2209 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 2209 days ago

Very nice, I your use of the walnut and copper together.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#5 posted 2209 days ago

Hutch, your future must be bright to have so many shades. Great looking project. I love my Maui Jim sunglasses. We actually printed the POP displays that is in your photo. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 2188 days ago

Great job!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#7 posted 2175 days ago

W O W !! that looks awesome…Walnut and copper…sweet : )

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#8 posted 2175 days ago

A wonderful display, to be sure!

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