box for my sons first pocket knife

  • Advertise with us
Project by cplant posted 12-24-2011 05:06 AM 1575 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got my 7yr old boy his first pocket knife for christmas this year. I made this box to go with it…a nice safe place to keep his new knife. The box is alder with sapele back and wenge front and zebrawood pull. I finished it with multiple coats of gloss laqer spray. I cant wait to see the look on his face christmas morning. Happy holidays everybody and thanx for lookin.

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

10 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


115927 posts in 3298 days

#1 posted 12-24-2011 05:22 AM

There’s a cool idea.

-- Custom furniture

View Don Carrier's profile

Don Carrier

114 posts in 2098 days

#2 posted 12-24-2011 05:49 AM

I’m 50 and still have my first knife. My dad traded something to one of his friends for it. I love thinking about all the initials I left in the forest and all the squirrels I skinned. I had to wait on my son, now that having a pocket knife at school is a federal crime. But he got it, a schrade old timer and still carries it after about 12 years.

-- Don

View Woodbridge's profile


3484 posts in 2139 days

#3 posted 12-24-2011 06:34 AM

Thats a pretty nice little box. I am sure it will make the gift that much more special for your son.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View NormG's profile


5810 posts in 2725 days

#4 posted 12-24-2011 06:37 AM

Great gift

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

View RussInMichigan's profile


600 posts in 2502 days

#5 posted 12-24-2011 04:43 PM

Great work.

My son is 21 and he’s always got his pocket knife. His holiday gift this year is a pocket whittling/carving knife.

View Bluepine38's profile


3370 posts in 2807 days

#6 posted 12-24-2011 06:01 PM

After my sons got their toten chips-a badge you earn in boy scouts that proves you know how to handle
a knife-I took them down to a local knife shop and got them the regular swiss army knife, which the
owner showed them how to sharpen to a razor edge. I had pretty much forgotten about this, but this
site brings back fond memories. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

View wrench's profile


320 posts in 2335 days

#7 posted 12-26-2011 06:15 AM

Nice dude Merry Christmas man!!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

View Tokolosi's profile


678 posts in 2076 days

#8 posted 12-27-2011 02:44 AM

Gorgeous work! I too still have the first pocket knife my father gave me! Thanks for a great post.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

View ChuckV's profile


2984 posts in 3248 days

#9 posted 12-27-2011 02:50 AM

That is a beautiful box. I also have a son who is seven years old and received his first pocket knife for Christmas. Your box gives me a good idea for his birthday next month.

Thank you for posting your project.

Merry Christmas!

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

View cplant's profile


226 posts in 2285 days

#10 posted 12-27-2011 05:30 AM

Awsome chuckv…i look forward to seein ur sons gift when u post it

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics