|Forum topic by Jim Crockett (USN Retired)||posted 06-11-2010 02:48 AM||2860 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
06-11-2010 02:48 AM
More years ago than I care to consider, while diving in Puerto Rico, I discovered a Spanish Olive Jar (picture shown below). These are usually found in pieces but this one was at the bottom of a hole in the coral, mostly buried in a sandy bottom. Thus it had withstood the ravages of sea and time, protected by the surrounding coral reef. From what research I have been able to do, the jar came from a ship that sank in either the late 1500’s or early 1600’s. It has been sitting, protected, in a clothes hamper for many years and I think it is time to bring it out to display.
The problem is that I don’t have a clue how to display it. I would think that having it inclined at perhaps 30 degrees upon a light brown fabric, resembling sand, would be nice. I have searched the plans sites but have found no suitable display case for this object. It is 30” long, and at the widest, 20” in diameter. I’m thinking of a display case with the left, right, front, and top are of glass and perhaps a mirror for the back side. I have never built anything that supported glass sides/top.
Any suggestions for a display case/cabinet/whatever would be greatly appreciated because I am drawing a blank.
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