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Constitution Display Case Completed 9

Constitution Display Case Completed 9


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USS Constitution (1:93)

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I am shure thats a grait model ,but I congratulait you on the display over all and I imajin its in the Hall and what a nice wellcoming and the Lilly just compleats it for me .robin b top photo

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Beautiful ship and beautiful cabinet! Did you build the cabinet? I've built a couple but this one is superb! What type of lights and did you run the electrical cable down a corner piece? Very talented indeed.  Ron

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Thanks. As I was getting to the end of the Connie's build I started looking for a case. I could not find one that I liked. So I designed this one in DeltaCAD. I wanted the case to be wood but not so heavy of framing to feel heavy. Hence having the glass notched into the base and top rather than a traditional frame.


For lighting I wanted LED lighting but was concerned about the lumens as color. SO many LEDs seem to be dim or too blue. I found a study done my the Getty Institute for Museums looking to switch from traditional lighting to LED. The recommendations were high CRI >90, and a temperature of Warm White (2700k to 3000k). I found a company, FireFlex that produced LED strips that met the requirements. I just had to assemble them and install them into the cabinet.


I ran the wiring by cutting the slot for the glass on one of the corners deeper and slightly narrower in the back. Then I glued a thin strip of walnut over the narrower slot that effectively covered the wiring slot. I did the same in the top to take a wire from one side to the other. The LED is installed in aluminum channel that is inset to be flush with the top.


The case design could never have been done if I did not have the CAD software to test everything. It allowed me to look at sight lines. Thanks again for all the kind words. I do like the way the case came out. 

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