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Tabletop Display Case

The display case on page 20 requires some traditional brass hardware and several panes of glass.

The ball-tipped hinges, shelf pins, and brass knobs are fairly common. We found our knob at a home center (Liberty No. 5155). But you may not be able to find ball catches locally. We purchased a 1/4" catch from Lee Valley (No. 00G11.01), and similar ball catches are readily available, see list.

GLASS. As for the glass, you'll want to order 1/4" glass with a 1" bevel for the sides of the case. (For these panels, I ordered them 1/8" smaller than the opening.)

The shelf is 1/4"-thick glass with a pencil-style (rounded) edge treatment. All these can be ordered from a local glass shop.

WALNUT PLYWOOD. If you can't find 3/4" walnut plywood locally, see the two sources listed below.

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