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Building A Glass Display Case

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by R.J. Meyer II, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. R.J. Meyer II

    R.J. Meyer II Member

    We build a lot of glass cases for ducks by using the leaded method. I have seen frame pieces either plastic or metal you can buy, cut to length and insert glass to make a case for clients not wanting to go the leaded ( $$ ) route. Can anyone recommend where to look for these?
  2. txoutdoors

    txoutdoors Active Member

    You can get a thin copper foil at Hobby Lobby that you can wrap the edge of the glass with ("U" shape around the edge), then solder.

  3. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Try www.unitedstatesplastic.com
  4. R.J. Meyer II

    R.J. Meyer II Member

    Thanks to both, I use foil tape on our leaded cases but for a wood duck case we charge $350.00 and some clients are looking for a less expensive case. I thought I had seem some sort of plastic rail system in a catalog at one time where they had plastic pieces that slipped inside the rails at 90 degree angles much like putting up a tarp or tent with metal poles but plastic inserts to hold it together.
  5. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

    either McKenzie or Van Dykes did carry the plastic frames at one time but I don't believe I've seen that for a while. What abouit silicone for the corners. If you keep the bead small and are careful its not real noticable. I pay the company that cuts my glass to do the joint work and it looks fine.
  6. Rodney Harper's Pure Country Taxidermy
    P.O. Box 608

    he has some nice plexiglass cases at affordable prices.