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I had to find a way of displaying a set of 6 small buddha figures without them being dust magnets.
So I made a Beech triangle with three Bubinga splines in each joint.
But then I realised it was not deep enough to hold the glass as well as the figures.
So I made a quarter round moulding out of Maple to extend the depth.
But then I didnt like two of the mitre joints so I made wing tips out of more Bubinga.

The back is 12 mm ply with black flocking, and the figures are on Bubinga pedestals mortise and tenoned into the ply.

Unfortunately because the thing kept changing and it almost got binned twice, I didnt take any pics of the process. So all I have are these of it hanging on the wall. But I am pleased with the (eventual) outcome.
 

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That turned out to be a very nice looking display case.
 

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My original plan was a 16 sided circle, but I had to give up on that because I could not get all the pieces cut accurately enough.:crying:
So i switched to three angles instead :dirol:
Did you try using a 16-side bird mouth router bit? Run a cut on one side of a long board, then cut it into 16 pieces?
Here's a pic of a box using an 8-side bit. The sides lock together nicely.
 

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I have birdmouth router bits,and have made some nice boxes with them. But I'm always trying out new methods to learn and this time decided to try something new to me and use my newly fettled mitre saw, which will now cut quite acceptable 45 degrees. But I didnt take into account that 16 pieces of wood means 32 angle cuts. And if the saw is even a couple 100th of an inch out, multiply that by 32 and its a disaster.
Even this triangle needed 6 identical cuts and I'm just not that good, hence the wingtips.

I'l stick to the router table next time.

Your box looks neat and I think its oak and walnut, but what wood are the vertical fillers?
 

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Great job, Bob.
 

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Actually, by miscalculating the initial depth, you ended up with a much better looking display case. I really like the look.
 

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Reminds me of the one triangular shaped box I made. It took a lot of practice and discussion on this forum to finally work out how to cut those corners on the TS.

Never thought about a Birdsmouth bit.
 
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