Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
looking good so far !!
if you are not satisfied with the end result when you are
finished - you can always make another case.
excellent project to practice on.
the only thing I would change would be the color of the cloth
(or flock) and the size of the recess. the pliers can "get lost"
in a dark background recessed display case.
also, put a small tack under the nose of the pliers so they
will be more visible.
you can play around with the recessed area with styrofoam
until you get it to where YOU like it - then transfer those
measurements to wood.
again - good job so far.
Pat, had a little free time on my hands while sipping my coffee and this
is how I would imagine your finished project. . . . . make the board
that holds the pliers larger to account for the frame. and you can see
that if you make the recess for the pliers a little larger and not so deep,
it will give a better display. the pliers can be held in place with Earth
Magnets anchored in the wood under the cloth. then a nice brass tag
to provide a little history of the item in the case so everyone else will
know where it came from as well as when.
if the hinges don't turn out like you want, you can build just a box type
of case and have the display board inserted from the back.
-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --
Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 05-18-2019 at 08:24 AM.