|Project by Miranthis||posted 12-02-2015 03:41 PM||1149 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
I had this knife custom made for my Eagle Scout Son’s Court of honor. It needed a box, so I built one. Purpleheart with a tiger maple Top. Maple through splines on the corners. Popped the grain of the lid and treated the shelf and body with the Wood Whisperer’s trick of shellac and vintage maple transtint. The tray is garden variety maple. I used Krazen foam and covered it in the same crushed velvet I lined the box bottom with. I inset the eagle coin he got from council int he interior lid into a cavity I made with a Forster bit. Hinges are brusso stop hinges and I finished the whole thing with 6 coats of Arm-R-Seal.
Should have room for some of his Eagle Scout memorabilia in there as well. I hope he keeps it and shows it to his kids (and thinks of me, I hope) when they get their Eagles …:-)
My youngest will probably need “his box” in another year to 18 months, but he has developed a fondness for Cocobolo….caviar taste, that one…:-)
Jeff in KC