Barter - Presentation Box for (Marking Knife)

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Project by Eric posted 06-23-2022 10:29 PM 534 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just a small presentation box, that I made to house a Marking Knife. A fellow LJ wanted to do a little bartering, a small sign for a Marking Knife.

The Knife alone did not get it for me. So I made a box, using finger joints. I cut these by hand this time, pieces to small for the table saw jig. I did use the router table to cut groves for the little panels.

The sides are 1/4” Oak, and the panels are 1/8” Baltic plywood. Finished with Danish Oil to bring the grain of the Oak out, and Howard’s Feed an Wax, then buffed, to give it a soft low glow.

Organilly I was going to use 1 long small hinge. Decided against that, instead I used some 1/4” magnets to secure the lid. That worked like a charm, it actually pulls the halfs together. I also included my makers mark.

In return i received a wonderful Lazer engraved placard.

Thanks for viewing and comments are always welcome.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#1 posted 06-23-2022 10:46 PM

Looking good Eric. Having a nice box for a tool elevates it, in my opinion.

-- Bowl Blog.

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#2 posted 06-23-2022 10:59 PM

Dave, thank you. That was my thinking also.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 06-23-2022 11:23 PM

I agree, a nice tool deserves a nice box to hold it.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#4 posted 06-23-2022 11:27 PM

Duck, thank you. Very much agreed. My reasoning for all these boxes.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#5 posted 06-23-2022 11:59 PM

Very cool. And it will mean even more each time it is used to know it was made by a fellow LJer.

-- Phil, Missouri,

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#6 posted 06-24-2022 12:30 AM

Nice box and with a win win outcome. Nice work.

-- Ron

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#7 posted 06-24-2022 01:05 AM

Phill, thank you. That is a nice thing about LJ, you make some good friends, and you can bounce ideas off each other.

Ron, thank you. Totally agree, a win – win, I am happy with the placard that I received in return.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#8 posted 06-24-2022 01:08 AM

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

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#9 posted 06-24-2022 01:10 AM

you wood stud !!!!!

-- 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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#10 posted 06-24-2022 01:11 AM

Gunny, thank you. Been watching the tracking for delivery so I could post. It was a good barter trade, DW did a great job on the placard.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#11 posted 06-24-2022 02:01 AM

Very nice!

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#12 posted 06-24-2022 02:44 AM

That’s a good looking knife and box set. I made a set of those Narex knives and have sure come to love them. They have really improve my accuracy for joinery.

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#13 posted 06-24-2022 03:22 AM

Nice box, Eric! I always figure it’s a nice touch, having a box with a tool, even if the box gets used for something else.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#14 posted 06-24-2022 05:42 AM

Made similar… Perfect shape for knives… Good one…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 06-24-2022 07:10 AM

Thats a cool idea with the magnets. Great that you and DW made the trade.

-- WWBBJ: the first to compare a woman´s cheek to a rose was a poet. The second, an idiot. Dali

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