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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.

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

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Dave, thank you. That was my thinking also.
 

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

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

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

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

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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.
 

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you wood stud !!!!!
 

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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.
 

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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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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.
 

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Made similar… Perfect shape for knives… Good one…
 

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

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JWoodCraft, thank you.

Bob, thank you. So far they seem to be good knifes.

Dave P, thank you. Yes, the box does give a nice touch. And no matter when it gets used for something else.

Ivan, thank you. Just the right size for a small knife.

Brian, thank you. The magnet works so well that it will pull from about a 1/2" away, and it is so much better than a hinge on a small box.
 

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Great box and knife and good swap all the way around!!.............Cheers, Jim
 

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Jim, thank you. Both parties are happy.
 

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Great presentation box for a beaut marking knife. Top BARTER!!
 

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Peter, thank you. I worked out on both ends.
 
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