Knife Display Case

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Project by Budman posted 04-27-2007 07:25 PM 9194 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friends of my daughter wanted a display case for their pocket knife collection. I made two of these.
The door’s Plexiglas was inserted into a dado during glue-up, and when it came out of the clamps I sawed the door off the case. The shelves were cut with a slight angle so the knifes would lean towards the back of the case. The 1/4” plywood back covered with felt was glued & nailed into a rabbet.

-- Rick, Michigan,

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#1 posted 04-27-2007 07:38 PM

the door/plexiglass process sounds interesting.
Good idea re: angling the shelves.

The collector must have been thrille

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 04-27-2007 07:46 PM

Looks great! I’m curious, though… is there a provision for changing the plexiglass if it becomes scratched or broken?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 04-27-2007 08:03 PM

What if the plexiglas becomes scratched or broken???
Well now your just being silly!!! :)

-- Rick, Michigan,

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#4 posted 05-01-2007 07:12 PM

Nice project. I am looking for a similar design for my son’s civil war collection.


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#5 posted 07-28-2009 04:22 AM

did you have plans for this?

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#6 posted 07-28-2009 01:46 PM

Sorry… No plans…
The overall size was determined by the amount of maple stock that I had on hand.
The distance between the shelves was worked out with the person they were made for.
Thanks for looking

-- Rick, Michigan,

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#7 posted 11-30-2011 06:11 PM

Where did you buy your materials? I wanted to build something like this for my collection.

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