Walnut Storage Case

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Project by Christian Holihan posted 12-26-2014 10:39 PM 2130 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After posting pictures of various boxes I made on Facebook, a friend of mine asked me if I would be wiling to build a storage case for his tactical knife collection. I suggested a design based on a toolbox design from FWW and modified it by adding a 3rd drawer and stained glass top.

After many months it was ready to be delivered on Christmas Eve! It was really hard to let this one go, but the process so much fun and I learned a ton. I am very proud of this piece. Enjoy the pics!

-- Nobody deserves particle board |

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#1 posted 12-27-2014 12:14 AM

Very impressive joinery.

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#2 posted 12-27-2014 01:09 AM

Man that’s a nice looking storage case! I love the walnut—and that stained glass panel really looks great!

The dovetails came out beautifully—and naturally you cut them by hand in about 5 minutes….......! (Haven’t tried dovetails yet, so I’m jealous of this level of work!)

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 12-27-2014 03:58 AM

Very well done piece, I know how much work you put in to finish a box of this caliper ! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#4 posted 12-27-2014 04:15 AM

Beautiful piece and outstanding craftsmanship. You have every right to be proud of your work on this piece.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Christian Holihan

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#5 posted 12-27-2014 05:26 AM

Thanks for the kind words. Mean_Dean: Hand cut everything, yes, 5 minutes…oh no. Lots of practice.

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#6 posted 12-27-2014 12:57 PM

Very nice case!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#7 posted 12-27-2014 03:27 PM

Hey, I made that tool box for my grandson. Your’s looks much better. You did a fine job. I really can’t say that making mine was fun, but it was challenging and it took much longer than I thought it would. Also, I will never use butternut on another project.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#8 posted 12-27-2014 04:12 PM

Gorgeous wood and glass choices, and the execution on the joinery looks great!

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#9 posted 12-27-2014 05:38 PM

Nice chest- Beautiful wood

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#10 posted 12-27-2014 08:47 PM

That is really cool. Great job

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#11 posted 12-28-2014 04:07 AM

That is a really great box. The Walnut is beautiful and you did good!!

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#12 posted 12-30-2014 07:46 PM

very very nice love it !!!!!!

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#13 posted 12-31-2014 01:36 AM

this is a beautiful box, or case as it is called, im a lover of walnut and you have some very nice figured wood here, the stained glass section really adds a nice touch, of course the dovetails add to the mix of things, walnut is my favorite hardwood and i have a very nice amount of it stored, ive been thinking of making my sons a box from walnut and i really like the stained glass look, you did a great job.

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#14 posted 12-31-2014 01:46 AM


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