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Project by Tokolosi posted 01-22-2012 07:11 AM 944 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son and I got beautifull ivory handle folding knifes for Xmas from his Grandparents (my inlaws). They knifes are spectacular but the little 1/8” mdf boxes they came in were not. So today I made us new boxes to display our knifes in.

Its Rock Maple and, well I dont know. The other wood used to be a baseboard yesteday. I found it among a heap of moulded pine baseboards that was demo’d from a construction project. Its heavy, soft chocolate broun, pretty grain and smells delicicious when sawed. Like hot chocoloate or something similiar. Its very hard, very dense and my initial thought was Walnut. But who makes baseboards out of Walnut? Any input would be appreciated. I also recently got my first router. Anyone notice?

Its finished with 5 layers of paste wax sanded to 600 gritt between layers.

Thanks for looking.

-- “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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-22-2012 07:12 AM

A sharp looking little knife box.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 02:04 PM

Nice job and the knife looks great displayed in it. Good work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 02-04-2012 04:21 PM

That could be walnut, it is used for house trim some.

How did you make the (form fitting) bottom panel?

Sanded paste wax? what did it do to the sandpaper?

boxes are fun, aren’t they.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#4 posted 02-04-2012 04:27 PM

Dan the fitted foam insert is from the original packaging for the knifes. I just re-used it.

I apply the wax, let it dry for about 30 minutes, wet sand it lightly, and rewax. Last layer gets buffed with a really soft cloth. Eh, I didnt know I shouldnt sand between wax layers :)

-- “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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