Making the sides of a collector's display case.

Making the sides frame of the small wall display case and Plans

Years ago I made myself a hanging display case for some beautiful lead collection horses whose riders, armed to the teeth, were crying out for a piece of furniture where they could be exhibited. On that occasion, for the wood joints I cut the dowels by hand and the boxes were made with a drill and chisel. The boxes and the resulting dowels were quite “ugly”, but since they were hidden they are not noticeable and despite being somewhat filled with carpenter’s glue so far they showed no signs of failure.

I recently set out to make a similar display case using the box and tenon milling guides with the router and the circular saw guide. The original display case has two doors, but this time it will have only one.

The dimensions of the slats that I will use are also different, being this time of larger section as seen in the plans of this cabinet, and although they may seem too thick for a piece of furniture of this size, I think it will give a rustic air that will be quite attractive.

Plans of the collector's showcase.

Having the milling machine guides well adjusted, the side structures are relatively simple to make and the most difficult thing is to center the small 2×1 cm section strip that goes in the middle. These are connected by means of sockets, for which I drill the corresponding holes with a drill press.

Centering the joints with the tubular bolts.

The tricky part is getting the hole drilled perfectly centered in the head of the lath, so I don’t worry too much about finding the exact center of that surface, as it is much easier to measure and mark the center of the edge on the head of the small lath and measure and mark the center of the large lath.

Con un centrador que meto en el agujero en la cabeza del listón y la ayuda de una escuadra y alineando las marcas de ambos listones, el centrador me marca la posición exacta donde taladrar y que no tiene por qué ser justo sobre la marca ya que el agujero en la cabeza del listón puede no estar centrado. Aunque ahora tengo una mesa vertical para el taladro de columna que me permite taladrar la cabeza de los listones con facilidad.

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