Hand tool woodworking D&D Display case for NERDS!

Hand tool woodworking D&D Display case for NERDS!

Yup, I used to play D&D! No, we didn’t get dressed up.

One thing I could never find was a decent miniature to use as my character. Eventually I gave up looking and decided to make my own.

He’s made out of epoxy putty with acrylic and model paints. He looks a great deal like Ezio Auditore from Assassins Creed as that is still one of my favorite game storylines. and I kept him in an old cigar box.

He wasn’t supposed to make it to New Zealand with my shipment over. The packers packed a section of things in our living room meant to go to our storage unit. So having traveled half way around the world and me finally making a decent mitre jig. I figured it was time build him a proper display case.

I have seen life sized displays of mannequins with old suits of armor from all over the world. Usually in museums, like the Natural History Museum of Pittsburgh. I also remember seeing some in a Japanese Steak House in Seattle probably 10 or more years ago. This is what I wanted to replicated. This is the home I wanted for him.

So yeah D&D is nerdy and all that but with a good group of folks with imagination and math skills paired with an excellent Dungeon Master, It’s the best fun. – Beer, Mead, ports and pizza usually help a lot as well. That said this really would be a great way to display a lot of things. It’s also a fantastic way to practice molding/moulding and miters!

Clean Phil Wanted


  1. billfromelma on June 23, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    The case came out great for a " off the top of the head " build . The detail in your character is really awesome. Great job.

  2. Herbie Smith on June 23, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Very nice! I should make cases for some of my old figurines.
    I am a Nerd, and I am proud!

  3. Mansel Blain on June 23, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Could you do this on a bigger scale

  4. Robin Lamond on June 23, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    I imagine many gamers long to build the dream gaming table. I miss playing RPGs. Thanks for this.

  5. Thom spillane on June 23, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Nicely done Phil looks fantastic. Sometimes no plan is a good idea once in a while or most of the time lol.

  6. Wood By Wright on June 23, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    But what was his name? Mine was Lekey.

  7. lujanjd on June 23, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    "This is Clean Phil Wanted, and today I’ll be your dungeon master. Roll for initiative."

    I like that idea of putting a cutting blade into the marking tool to make the slots, I’ll have to make a blade for mine.

    This came out super cool.

    Also the first miter glue up, the fly buzzing sounds reminds me of movie scenes

  8. ken beattie on June 23, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    I like the way you used your marking gauge, but in that configuration it is more of an adjustable "scratch stock" than a plow plane. Still, it does an awesome job in that application. Good job!

  9. Robert Brunston on June 23, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Looking good! Thanks Phill.

  10. Wacky Wood Works on June 23, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Nicely done… ahhh off the cuff… I know that feeling…

  11. Doc Zoff on June 23, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Very nice display case and fun to watch the build process. One of my gaming mates once bet me a steak dinner that I couldn’t make a Saturday Night Fever zombie (why?… long forgotten) Sadly he welched out on paying up which was a shame because I was going to give him the figure. Zom Travolta has been stored away for years, maybe I should make him a home.

  12. WoodyWoodworker Fuller on June 23, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Nice !!!!

  13. Opa's Workshop on June 23, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Nice job Phil especially off the cuff!

  14. Louis Seize on June 23, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    great display, nice!

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