Display box with a little something different

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Project by geppetto posted 03-27-2013 12:50 PM 1722 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having made my first (and last) pocket knife from a kit, I wanted to display it.

Display box I came up with is ~6 X 3.5 X 1.5 with a sliding clear cover. Wood is recycled oak barnwood (dark lines are discoloration caused by weathering too deep to remove).

Box was designed to incorporate a sliding clear cover that is removable from the side. Grooves for the clear cover were extended out the side where I cut in a finger recess to grasp the cover. Side slot was cut at the same position as the splines which tends to hide it.

Knife is held in place with a couple magnets glued to the base. Stand is made off a left over from the frame. Splines are made from mineral stained poplar. Finish is natural Danish oil.


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#1 posted 03-27-2013 01:03 PM

Very cool idea. I like that the knife can be removed after the glass is pulled. I like this a lot. I also have a lot of old oak.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#2 posted 03-27-2013 01:04 PM

Nice display box. Idea would work for various things.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-27-2013 01:39 PM

Nice job thank you for sharing this project.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 03-27-2013 03:57 PM

Excellent execution of a good idea.

-- Chris K

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#5 posted 03-27-2013 09:09 PM

Looks great the only constructive criticism I couldd give is that the pieces you used for the top should have been cut in an order that would have allowed for the grain to match continuosly around. Other then that good job.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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#6 posted 03-27-2013 09:25 PM

I actually did have the pieces cut in order to maintain the grain continuation. I cut the long piece, then the next short piece, then the next long piece. Having put those 3 together I was unhappy with the proportions so I recut the short legs to be longer, that then messed up the grain.


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#7 posted 03-27-2013 09:36 PM

I was wondering about that because it does look good.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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