Sword Display Case

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Project by JoeyG posted 07-11-2012 08:18 PM 5194 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little away from my norm, but was still a lot of fun to build. It’s made from white oak and will be holding a Air Force Saber. I built this from a lot of research since it was commissioned as a gift and I did not have access to the sword or measurements of the sword. I hope it fits.

Thanks for taking a look.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 07-11-2012 08:38 PM

If it doesn’t fit, then the customer sucks :p nice box :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#2 posted 07-11-2012 09:11 PM

Nice! Really like the shape you made on the “holders”.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 07-11-2012 09:57 PM

Out of the norm maybe. Out of capabilities, not at all. Your workmanship is perfect.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 07-11-2012 11:57 PM

Nice job on that case.! I have a sabre and it looks like it should fit!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 07-12-2012 12:01 AM

Real nice workmanship, looks like there would be enough room for the Sabre.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#6 posted 07-12-2012 12:03 AM

Very nice display case. That’s going to be one very happy customer and saber owner! Great work, as always. Oh, I left a comment for Bella and her boxes. Sorry for the lateness!

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#7 posted 07-12-2012 12:33 AM

Very nice, great Job! Congrats on the bedroom furniture contract.

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ for free!

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#8 posted 07-12-2012 12:44 AM

A very sharp case to hold one or two o them long, sharp pointy things… Beautiful.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 07-12-2012 12:59 AM

Nice job. What finish did you use?

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

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#10 posted 07-12-2012 01:13 AM

nice shadow box….I had the sword measurements for the one I built, but really would have liked to have had the sword to make sure it was centered in the box….I was sent pictures of it, with the sword placed in it and it turned out just fine…

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#11 posted 07-12-2012 01:26 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone. I am hoping I get a picture once the sword is placed in it. I am going to ask for one anyway.

@Jaykaypur, I used my old standby, Polycrylic. I used 3 coats of satin and a final coat of gloss. I didn’t like the real dull look it has on oak. It makes it look almost plastic like. So I did the final coat with gloss and like the way it turned out. Not to dull, not to glossy.

@woodpezzer, thank you, Bella is at her grandparents for the week so she will not be able to respond to your comment, but I will forward her the email. I am sure it will mean a lot.

To everyone else, Thank you as always. Your comments always mean so much to me. Stay tuned, I will have some more boxes up in the next few days. (I hope)

Have a great evening.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#12 posted 07-12-2012 09:03 AM

Nice work on this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 07-12-2012 07:55 PM

well i am just getting this, ive been putting in long hours in the shop myself, but this looks really great joey, im sure they will love it, and i hope they do get a picture to you with the swords in there…great job…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 07-12-2012 09:26 PM

This is another work of art! I have already seen so many art works with such grace. I should develop my woodworking skills. I think I better practice so I can post one too!

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#15 posted 07-12-2012 10:01 PM

Thanks again everyone. Now it’s on to the next one.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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