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Knife collection Display with Cherry Frame

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Project by Randy M. posted 01-19-2019 09:13 PM 1332 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my attempt for a way of displaying knifes of 4” to 6” even though I placed some larger ones in for testing. The entire frame is cherry with a 3:4” back board for the knife holding. The over all size is 3” deep and the frame is 20.5” x 27”.
After I had cut the back board I cut rows of 1/2” strips for the 3/8” magnets epoxied in place – for holding the knifes with a 3/8” dowel for supporting each handle side bracing. (Picture three).
I had to ensure that the knife blades faced left so the handle logo showed, a mistake I almost made but caught it before mounting the backboard the frame.
The front panel is made of cherry also with plexiglass insert and I

finished with Zinser sealer with light sanding.

Hope my WWII buddy likes it when presented he has over 80 knifes much more than my small collection

that I had to scrap together for the picture shown.

The case will hold 28 knifes ….

-- Do it with your heart in it.........





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 01-19-2019 11:35 PM

I guess I’m way behind on display cases but this is nice and the magnets are super !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Randy M.

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#2 posted 01-19-2019 11:54 PM

Thanks Dick hope my buddy likes it. My first try and hope to make another one day when I have the time and yes warmer weather !!

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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woodchuckerNJ

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#3 posted 01-20-2019 03:52 PM

why didn’t you use magnets to hold the glass door closed? It would look way better than those latches.
What happens when you get a non-magnetic stainless knife.

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 01-20-2019 04:17 PM



why didn t you use magnets to hold the glass door closed? It would look way better than those latches.
What happens when you get a non-magnetic stainless knife.

- woodchuckerNJ


Magnets wouldn’t be strong enough to hole a 26” door closed with down weight, I could have used a different latch and on next one will use a magnet latch lock. (which will be hidden).
On stainless yes magnets don’t work on Stainless but a secondary dowel can easily be installed for a few of those.

Lot of good suggestions let me know when you build yours .

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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Asteele

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#5 posted 01-20-2019 07:20 PM

This is very nice! I have been wondering how to display my knife collection also and i really like your use of magnets. Great work!

-- Measure twice, cut once, then force it to fit.

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#6 posted 01-22-2019 11:43 PM

Randy, Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 02-03-2019 01:07 AM

Thought would post up picture once hung on wall at my buddy house and he put in his knives.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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