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Postby sluggo » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:17 pm

This is a display case made from Cherry and while most of it has nothing to do with CNC routing, the door uses a pattern I took from Michael Tyler's paradise box that was cut on my Shopbot. The door measured about 5' high and 3' wide. I mentioned this to him at the recent user group meeting and told him I'd post some pics...

The design is from Woodsmith magazine and is unique in that the door slides left to right instead of the typical curio cabinet kind of door that pivots open on a hinge. To enable the side to side movement, a set of heavy duty full extensions drawer hinges are used.

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Re: Display Case

Postby Phil » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:00 pm

Very well done. :D

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Re: Display Case

Postby sluggo » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:27 pm

Thank you, Phil, I appreciate the kind words.

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Re: Display Case

Postby mtylerfl » Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:31 pm

Charlie,

That is beautiful! I love the finish and overall design. I also enjoyed seeing the items inside the case! Thank you very much for sharing the photos. Really nice work on all.
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Re: Display Case

Postby sluggo » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:31 pm

Coming from you, that's quite a compliment, thank you, Michael! You should get a lot of the credit though as i did use a basic component of your paradise box. Speaking of that, I'll post some photos of the various paradise box versions I've made as well.

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Re: Display Case

Postby woody53 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:21 pm

That is an awesome cabinet. I like the sliding door, and the design on the door. I like all the things displayed also. Great work.

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Re: Display Case

Postby scottp55 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:23 am

VERY well done Charlie! :)
Love the door idea, stuff inside, and the magazine stand splines.
Beautiful workmanship!
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Re: Display Case

Postby sluggo » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:51 am

Dave/Scott - I appreciate the feedback! That was a fun project to make as were all the pieces inside the cabinet. I've definitely learned a lot from the folks on this forum to enhance my skills with the CNC and woodworking in general.

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Re: Display Case

Postby Janus » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:37 am

Congratulation!
Great work.

Can you please give some information about wood and finishing.

Best regards from Bavaria, near Oktoberfest ;-)
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Re: Display Case

Postby Creation in Wood » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:40 pm

What a beautiful display case. Great project :lol: :lol:
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Re: Display Case

Postby lundebc1 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:02 pm

Beautiful work, I too like the idea of the sliding door, going to use that on one of my efforts.

I really like the front carving, and that you use it to show off your other nice work!
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Re: Display Case

Postby sluggo » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:25 am

Thanks to everyone for the positive feedback, I appreciate it.

The cabinet is made from cherry and the stain I used is a J.E. Moser aniline dye, #1420 (Dark Wine). I usually apply 2 light mistings of water to cherry before finishing and then sand down with 220/330 grit sandpaper. Then, I spray the dye on with a very light coat and wipe it off after about 30 seconds, let it dry overnight and then apply a second coat, wiping it off after 5 minutes. the finish coat is nothing fancy, just some Minwax satin polycrylic.

To added a more elegant touch, I used 3/16" thick glass with a 1.25" bevel on all the panels and 1/4" glass for the shelves.

I forget if I said so in my original post, but for those interested, the plans are in WoodSmith magazine, #202.

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Re: Display Case

Postby Janus » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:08 pm

Hello!

Thanks a lot for the information!

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