|Project by Sgt_Lobo||posted 12-17-2007 05:15 AM||2569 views||3 times favorited||16 comments|
Well, not a box in the typical sense…A very good friend of mine collects knives and wanted a case to display them in. He does leatherwork and created saddle bags, a sissy bar bag, and a tank bra for my motorcycle, so I guess you could say that I owed him big time.
The display case is made out of red oak. I stained it with minwax dark walnut and finished it with 6 coats of wipe-on poly. The only problem I had in the making of the box was with the lid. After I cut it from the rest of the box, it fell apart on me. The glue in the miters got sucked into the end grain, which didn’t leave enough to make a good bond. I couldn’t cut it and key it like the box part because of the lexan. So, I ended up re-gluing it and then buried some finishing nails in the corners. After the fix up, everything else went smooth.
Anyhow, enjoy the pics and thanks for looking! And by the way, the knives in there are mine for testing purposes, his knives are much fancier…
-- Sgt_Lobo -- Aurora, CO