Pocketknife display and storage case

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Project by FrenchGoattoys posted 06-15-2021 02:50 AM 737 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a friend who retired. I made this knife display box for his retirement. It is monkey pod with a touch of cherry and walnut.

If you have never worked with monkey pod, I recommend you do your homework, its interlocking grain brought a few challenges.

Workability: Monkeypod is generally easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though any interlocked grain may result in fuzzy or torn grain during planing operations.

I also experienced fuzzy and torn grain during cutting, router, and some sanding.

It is however, beautiful wood when you get to the end project.

Thanks for stopping by.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#1 posted 06-15-2021 03:32 AM

That is beautiful. Nice work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 06-15-2021 04:11 AM

Cool looking piece! Great looking storage idea..

I collect knives also. I keep mine hidden though, so they don’t go walking off somehow…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 06-15-2021 04:29 AM

Beautiful box, very nice gift…. Good way to present those knives

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 06-15-2021 11:25 AM

beautiful cabinet – very unique visual for the top drawer instead of a tilt lid – great job

-- 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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#5 posted 06-15-2021 01:54 PM

Wonderfully made box. Nice gift.

-- Ron

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#6 posted 06-15-2021 03:54 PM

A very nice retirement gift GREAT JOB :<))) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#7 posted 06-15-2021 10:14 PM

Yes Ken, Beautiful timber and you’ve done a top job of the display drawers.

But what a special retirement gift!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#8 posted 06-18-2021 11:48 PM

Nice case!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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