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Project by Art posted 09-03-2009 06:53 PM 14098 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My client has an expensive knife collection that he wanted to display and safeguard. He also has two young sons that he wanted to keep away from the knives for obvious reasons. I made him this display case from recycled beech paneling that was taken from a Cape Town house. My main challenge in this project was to devise a drawer locking system that minimized external hardware. So I used a couple of removable bamboo knitting needles that ran from the top of the display case, through the drawers, to holes that I drilled in the case bottom. The bamboo needles coupled with a top lid lock worked like a champ!

-- Arthur T., Pringle Braai Furniture, South Africa, atrfrmusa@yahoo.co.uk. A lion leaves its skin when it dies....





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 09-03-2009 07:06 PM

Really eye-catching piece. Nice work.

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

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Derrek LeRouax

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#2 posted 09-03-2009 07:16 PM

Wonderful work. The piece is perfect. I really like the mirror on the inside of the lid.

Did the mirror cause any weight issues that you were concerned with? Did you need specialty hinges to accomodate?

-- Derrek L.

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#3 posted 09-03-2009 08:20 PM

Very nice and neatly built.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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webwood

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#4 posted 09-03-2009 08:24 PM

beautiful case – what are the dimensions?

-- -erik & christy-

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ratchet

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#5 posted 09-03-2009 08:25 PM

Can you add a shot when the knives are in it?
Very nice project!

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DustyNewt

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#6 posted 09-03-2009 10:40 PM

Excellent work. he must be very happy with your work.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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#7 posted 09-03-2009 11:32 PM

This is a nice piece. It is well constructed and would easily compliment any decor. I can easily see it being used as not only a display case for the knives but it would make a nice jewelry box as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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huff

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#8 posted 09-04-2009 12:58 AM

Art, Beautiful display case. Great design and attention to detail. I really like your idea for a locking device.
Welcome to LJ’s.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 09-05-2009 12:55 AM

Excellent peice.

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itsjustme

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#10 posted 03-04-2010 06:11 AM

I was interested in a knife display case to give as a Christmas gift next year. I came across this one as I was surfing. I think it is beautiful! It is perfect and exactly what I envisioned. What would something like this cost? Is there one for sale? If not, is there a project pattern I could purchase?

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#11 posted 10-29-2012 09:07 PM

We have been looking for a knife cabinet for our grandson as a Christmas gift. My husband will be incorporating some of your ideas in his plans. Guess I will have to hide my knitting needles! You do beautiful work, hope ours comes out close to it.
Mrs snacks

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