Northwest Territories - A Knife Collectors Box

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Project by Andy posted 04-18-2018 03:03 PM 1926 views 6 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have many of my boxes at the Carefree Buffalo, a high end gallery in Jacksonville Oregon. They sell many nice items, including collectable folding knives by William Henry that cost between $1K and $45K. I decided to design a few boxes to see if these knife collectors would be interested in having a nice home for them.
This is the first one I designed.
I apologize for the snapshots, I almost forgot to snap these before we headed out the door.
It features pegged butt joints, textured side panels and a carved top.
Not sure what to call this type of top construction with its three interconnected panels…? Laminated? Any ideas?
The top is made up of live edge Big Leaf-Western Maple, then figure Walnut, and at the back is Myrtlewood. The red moon is Paduak. The dividers are Walnut and are removable, that’s why you see gaps here and there. Have I mentioned before how much I dislike making dividers like these!!??
The hinges are 1/8” brass pins. The lining is black velvet, which for some reason looks like its covered in dust, buts is not…light reflections? weird.
I will post another one of these knife boxes soon, it is in figured Myrtlewood.
Thanks for looking, leave a question or comment.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 04-18-2018 03:13 PM

Nice one Andy. Good luck on the sales. Collectors like to have nice places for their treasures.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 04-18-2018 03:25 PM

I see this box to be very fitting for knife storage. Wis I had some nice knives to put in there. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 04-18-2018 04:07 PM

Very nice Andy…collectors will love these.

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#4 posted 04-18-2018 04:46 PM

texture, texture, texture. I love it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 04-18-2018 07:07 PM

Andy, beautiful box! I like the texturing and the live edge on the lid. Some knife collector will be proud to store and display his treasures in this baby.

-- jbschutz

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#6 posted 04-18-2018 07:09 PM

Hey Andy,

Hope it sells. Looks like a simple box from a guy like you. LOL! Nice pattern and color choices. How did you achieve the stippling other than very patiently. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 04-18-2018 08:52 PM

Nice work Andy! Excellence always!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 04-18-2018 09:52 PM

Thanks everyone, glad you like it.
@Thomas, I used a Foredom with a grinder bit to do the sides, just kept flipping the direction to achieve this look. The top was done with a reciprocating rotary attachment that uses chisels….and hand chisels too.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#9 posted 04-18-2018 10:16 PM

Beautiful job on your knife box. The texture and the craftsmanship are amazing. Thanks for inspiring

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#10 posted 04-18-2018 11:08 PM

COOL Beautiful box…

You are always pushing the Envelope of Quality and Design… GREAT STUFF!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#12 posted 04-19-2018 01:02 AM

Very Nice Indeed Andy & Well Done!

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#13 posted 04-19-2018 01:19 AM

Sweet one, Andy.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#14 posted 04-19-2018 03:18 AM

Looks like a great home for knife collection. Good luck on the sales.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#15 posted 04-19-2018 03:32 AM


-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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