knife/ammo box

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Project by larryw posted 1281 days ago 2235 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was a commission,made for a friend who is an avid hunter. He wanted something to house some of his pocket knife collection in, and possibly some ammo. His request was for something simple and serviceable, I obliged, but being an inlay guy, I just couldn’t help putting some inlay on it. When I delivered and handed it over to him, he was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the end result.This box, is of course nothing like the first two boxes that I posted here on LJs, they are what I would term “art” boxes with fine detail and with rare woods and inlay material. This box was meant to “work” so to speak. It’s made from 1/2’’ red oak plywood,glued up with loose tongues in the miter joints, and keys , with solid tongue-n-grooved red oak for the top,and solid red oak edging. The inside is lined with eastern red cedar(sawn from logs I procured) ,with eastern red cedar trim and keys, and the deer in silhouette is also cedar.It was finished with 3 coats of wipe-on polyurethane and rubbed out with 0000 steel wool and wax. A leather strap with oak “button” tacks securing it provides a lid stay.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#1 posted 1281 days ago

Nice looking box. I like the lining and the inlay!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 1281 days ago

Looks great, the deer inlay is right up my alley.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#3 posted 1281 days ago

I can see why he was pleased. Most woodworkers would be happy if their “art” boxes looked as good as your “working” boxes.

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

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#4 posted 1281 days ago

Nice, I Like it.

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#5 posted 1281 days ago

That dog’ll hunt!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 1281 days ago

Nice box, well chosen woods, looks to be real sturdy and will last a long time, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 1281 days ago

Great job on the inlay, wonderful project.

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#8 posted 1280 days ago

Good loking box. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 1280 days ago

Great work Larry, I,m sure your friend will get many years of use from this nice box.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#10 posted 1280 days ago

Really good job Larry I love your inlay work.

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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