Box for knife storage

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 03-06-2014 01:30 PM 1489 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box a co worker asked me to make to keep his knives in. His requests was nothing too fancy but to have a handle on top. I used rabbets for joinery and for added strength I added some decorative screws. Not knowing how many knives would be in here I wanted it strong. I made the handle using a forstner bit and jig saw. Smoothed out with a round over bit. Stained with red oak stain and semi gloss ply. Box is 19X9.5X10 high. I have to admit, boxes always seem the most fun projects to make!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#1 posted 03-06-2014 02:51 PM

I like the handle.
Does the lid have a stop?

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

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#2 posted 03-06-2014 02:52 PM

I have to agree with you, boxes are the most fun. Nice work!

-- John in Florida

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#3 posted 03-06-2014 03:21 PM

Nice job! I like boxes for my ‘stuff’!!

-- Dennis, WV

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#4 posted 03-06-2014 04:39 PM

Nice design for the intended purpose. Has a rugged look to it. Looks great. I agree with you on making boxes. From wood choice and pairing, design, joinery, finishing etc., so many ways to learn and hone your woodworking skills. Thanks for posting your project.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#5 posted 03-06-2014 04:47 PM

Nice, simple design, but looks great!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 03-06-2014 07:32 PM

I think the word is out at your work, “Jeff does great woodworking”. Nice work!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 03-06-2014 07:37 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 03-06-2014 07:39 PM

Love the box. I’m curious what sort of knives are going in there.

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#9 posted 03-06-2014 09:01 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments and for looking. I really enjoyed making this. 49er, no, I didn’t include a lid stop. I need to work on that. I like the ones that are mortised into the side rail. Practice needed there. Oldsaxon, all he told me was a place to keep hunting knives, and others, no dividers, one full size tray for smaller knives and deep. Insisted on a handle. I guess the rest was up to my imagination. Lee, seems I do get a lot of orders from work, I wonder what happens when I retire :) Again thanks all for looking.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#10 posted 03-06-2014 09:42 PM

Nice. I really like the handle.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 03-10-2014 01:05 PM

Nice box Jeff, and the handle is unique! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 03-10-2014 01:58 PM

It’s a beautiful box. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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