Arrow head storage case - Help !!!

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Forum topic by 1yeldud1 posted 11-15-2011 11:42 PM 2101 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2011 11:42 PM

Has anyone ever built or have plans for a wooden storage case (aprox. 8 by 10 by ablut 1 1/2 thick) – glass front – foam lined – to display an arrow head collection ???? I have a friend that is wanting me to build a few for him and Im looking for ideas and examples – Thank You for your time

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#1 posted 11-16-2011 04:51 PM

I make a lot of display cases. I approach it like a picture frame only deeper (like a shadow box). Make up your profiled moldings for the sides, cut grooves to hold the front glass and back panel, miter and fasten them with splines or whatever you use, and then place it on it’s side on the table saw with a good blade and cut it in half down all four sides. Add some hinges and you have a lid.

I like to do a 2-tone molding with contrasting woods, like maple and walnut.

Post some photos when you’re done!

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#2 posted 11-16-2011 09:08 PM

What the current boxes Ive seen in use have the glass laid in a rabbit joint and the the boxes glued with miter joints. The box is turned upside down and the arrow heads are laid on the glass – then a piece of felt or soft cloth is laid down in the box – then a piece of foam (foam rubber ) is laid done on the cloth – for additional “filling” card board is cut to just slip into the back of the box. A piece of tempered masonite is cut to just into the inside of the box – a rabbit has been cut around the inside of the box (similar to the one for the glass) after the masonite is installed triangles of masonite are slid into the back rabbit on 2 corners to hold the center piece of masonite in. This system works well as the builder doesnt have to buy and install hinges and latches. to remove an arrow head just turn the box upside down and press down on the center piece of masonite and remove the triangles and then the cardboard, foam, and then the cloth. The cloth and foam countors itself to the arrow heads and keeps them from sliding into each other. — Did this make sence ?

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