Model display case

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i have a neighbor that is just turning 90 and ive done various projects for him over the years. he bought this model of a car he had wanted when he was a much younger man but could never afford. so this is as close as he ever got. so he comes to me and asks for me to make a display case. well i couldn't say no, and even if i did  he wouldn't give up until i did. this is made from walnut with maple splines. 1/8" plexiglass and a rubber pad on the bottom. finish is one coat of GF arm r seal and 5 coats spray can lacquer. i used the micro mark table saw and miter saw to do most of the cutting. without those it would have been a lot harder. i think he's gonna be happy.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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The car is almost as good as the case.   Nicely done.

Ron

thanks ron. that was his dream car but a wife and new born got in the way 😂

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Pottz

Very professional job!


Petey

thanks petey !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

that case is way nicer then the car GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

Nicely done!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Very well made for your neighbour

...woodicted

thanks guys im getting ready to take it to him right now. his wife said he's in the bathroom and she'd call when he's out. already been 20 minutes ! i guess at 90 nothing moves too fast 🤣

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nice looking case. A lot of small parts
yes, if i didn't have a micro mark saw it would have been a big pita !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Awesome job - love that you added so many details.  
thanks buck.
thank you barb. hey when you turn 90 you deserve the best !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

when you turn 90 you deserve the best
Rest!
oh hell no splint, that will come way too soon my friend ! as in, eternal !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Not that "rest", just the rest, no one pushing you too hard! 🤠
🤣 yeah that is my wifes job. and she dont push, she shoves !!!!!😫

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.