box for my sons first pocket knife

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Project by cplant posted 12-24-2011 05:06 AM 1319 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

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

There’s a cool idea.

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#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

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#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 (

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

Great gift

-- Norman

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#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.

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#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 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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

Nice dude Merry Christmas man!!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#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

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#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!

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#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

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