Knife and Display Box for a Friend

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Project by JoeMags posted 01-17-2021 08:31 PM 823 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been working on this for a while. The knife and the box will be a surprise gift for my life long friend. We’ve been best friends since Kindergarten in 73. Yes I’m old. The box is tiger stripe Maple. The corner splines, top insert and bottom insert are Bolivian Rosewood. Now to pack it up and ship it out on Tuesday.

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#1 posted 01-18-2021 01:54 AM

i think your gonna have a very happy friend.thats a beautiful presentation box,the only thing that would have made it was if you also made the knife.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 01-18-2021 02:54 AM

That turned out great!
Wonderful gift from a wonderful friend.
Great job!

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#3 posted 01-18-2021 02:55 AM

That’s really nice

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#4 posted 01-18-2021 03:08 AM

Thank you so much everyone. I enjoyed making it. It has its problems but overall I’m pretty happy with it. I forgot to mention the hinges are Brusso stop hinges.

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#5 posted 01-18-2021 01:19 PM

Gorgeous wood and very nice work.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#6 posted 01-18-2021 02:17 PM

It’s beautiful and I’m sure your friend will love it.

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#7 posted 01-18-2021 03:00 PM

Wow very nice, he will be impressed. The inner wood really brings the box together nicely. Like the splines and even the way you created the placement for the knife. A keep sake for sure.

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

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#8 posted 01-18-2021 03:59 PM

Thanks again everyone. Randy M mentioned the knife bed so I thought I would post a link to some pics of it during assembly in case anyone is interested.

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#9 posted 01-18-2021 04:10 PM

Well done. Your friend is going to love it. Thank you for sharing how you made the insert.

-- Will, Any weekend envolving saw dust is a good one.

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#10 posted 01-20-2021 02:22 AM

Fabulous job. I love the tiger maple. Your craftsmanship and finish are top notch.

-- AJ

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