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Blog entry by BobCysyk posted 01-28-2020 06:24 PM 272 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everybody,

I am in the middle of building a Bible Display case to hold a 100 year old bible for the local church. I have a silly but important question. the top of the display case is going to be approx. 24” by 16” sitting at a 15 degree angle. I am considering using 1/4” plate glass enclosed in an oak frame. I was wondering how to size the groove for the glass. I am thinking an extra 1/16” (5/16” total) to allow for seasonal wood movement. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Bob



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#1 posted 01-29-2020 12:58 AM

A sixteenth should be plenty, especially if you put finish in the groove. That little groove is not going move that much. Make sure it is very dry before inserting the glass. Uncured finish will stick to the glass, making it very difficult to remove, if needed. Also, make sure you give a little room on the ends for the movement. There will be more there than in the groove.

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#2 posted 01-29-2020 01:00 AM

Don’t forget to use UV protective glass.

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#3 posted 01-30-2020 03:00 PM



Hi Everybody,

I am in the middle of building a Bible Display case to hold a 100 year old bible for the local church. I have a silly but important question. the top of the display case is going to be approx. 24” by 16” sitting at a 15 degree angle. I am considering using 1/4” plate glass enclosed in an oak frame. I was wondering how to size the groove for the glass. I am thinking an extra 1/16” (5/16” total) to allow for seasonal wood movement. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Bob

- BobCysyk

Hi Bob,

Sounds like a very cool project. Will you post pics here when complete?

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