Curio cabinet display

After spending at least four months making presents for family and friends, it was time to do something just for me and just for the fun of it.

At this point I was so tickled to be able to make a drawer that was flush that It started out with the Pleiades drawer that you can light up.

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Everything else grew from there as a hodge podge / curio display that an alchemist in Renaissance times would be pleased with (although I’m sure it is not period acurate). I ended up raiding miniatures from an earlier hobby as well as order a few new pieces to complement the setup. The whole thing is about 10"x12".

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That is too cool, so many elements!

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That is all kinds of awesome!

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Love it! It’s a “Semiotic Cabinet of Curiosities”! :sunglasses::+1:

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I love it!! Neat idea!

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Very cool! As soon as I saw it, it reminded me of some Renaissance thing, too. Or maybe even Victorian.

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A wunderkammer.

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Seeing as how I’m originally Dutch, that would be ‘wonder kamer.’

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My favorite is the mini railing.

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Wowser!

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This is gorgeous - well done. So compact too, I bet it’s even more amazing in person!

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Ohmygosh, the detail in this is amazing! Can’t decide which part I like best: the tiny planets or the lighted constellation or the tiny sundial. It’s a museum piece!

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Love it! It’s a “Semiotic Cabinet of Curiosities”! :sunglasses::+1:

Had to look up the fancy word… and yes, it is! Thanks for teaching me a new word! :sweat_smile:

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The planets happened early on in this process. It has a background of stars; then a layer of acrylic set on risers (not very fitting in the time frame- I know) with the orbits engraved and glued on top with spacers as well. Just 4" wide. I only wished I hadn’t painted the engraved sun in gold - it turned out a little messy.

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Very cool!

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That’s awesome. Please tell me it’s in a room that smells like pipe smoke and has the sound of bunsen burners and gentle bubbling.

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I hate to disappoint your illusion, so I won’t …:grin:

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I just love it.

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What amazing fun!! We should all take some time to make something for ourselves!

Dutch greeting Dutch.
Paul here from Kortenhoef.

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