hi all ,
i haven't posted much in a while , been mostly lurking every now and then
you can all rest easy , i have been keeping busy with work and other stuff around the house, not enough time in the day
i few weeks ago i was asking dad "what do you want for your birthday?"
he said about the same as what i would say , if i want something i will go buy it . then the light went on in his head
he was going to buy a display case for a special baseball jersey hes got . its a cal ripken jr. jersey signed by cal and his brother.
heres what i came up with : a wall mounted case with a couple of extra touches you can't buy off the shelf . on the left side are two pennies one for the year he started playing , one for when he retired , 2368 consecutive games later. on the right side is my mark and a pair of pennies , one up and one down with 2009 on them . magnetic barrels in the case to catch the door when it closes.
the finish is cherry stain , gloss polyureathane , and a coat or two of wax tommorrow. then insure it heavily and send it to dad in florida on monday and hope for the best. comments and critiques welcome as always
yes there is clear plexiglass in the door, i left the protective film on it for shipping purposes