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Multi-Knife Display #1: Planning and Milling

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Blog entry by superstretch posted 793 days ago 3626 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Like any good project, you have to start with a good plan. But a plan starts with talking to the client (yes, this is a commissioned piece) and figuring out what they want: a knife display for 11 knives, 5 of them larger, fixed blades and 6 swiss army knives.
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This is what I ended up with after a few minutes of design. From that point on, it was just easier to flesh it out in the shop.
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Next, it needs a nice presentation piece that the fixed blades will rise off of.. a centerpiece if you will. Among some of the nicer spalted maple, I had an ideal slab. A couple passes through the table saw and I had a very cupped piece of this: (weighed down for 2 weeks since then to flatten it out)
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Now it needs some more pieces.. A mitered stand, a front plate, and supports for the shelves for the folding knives.
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Closeup of one of the shelves
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Finally, a somewhat dry-fitted assembly to see if I’m on target.
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I would have probably gotten a lot more done this weekend, but this happened:

-- Dan, Rochester, NY



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JoeyG

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#1 posted 793 days ago

I like it so far. I’m looking forward to the rest of it.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 793 days ago

That is one Nice knife display case…

My first thought was a giant knife block for kitchen knives… LOL

Looking forward to seeing the next report.

COOL…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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superstretch

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#3 posted 793 days ago

Thanks guys.. The guy who commissioned me gave me the collection so that I can size and customize each stand that I’m eventually going to have to make.. Be forewarned, the collection tops $10k

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 793 days ago

oooOOO… Looking forward to seeing the Knives too!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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JoeyG

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#5 posted 793 days ago

That’s a lot to be responsible for. But it does make it a lot easier when you have knife in hand for measurements. I am really looking forward to this series.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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Danpaddles

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#6 posted 793 days ago

What a fun project!

But Dan- that little bit of snow, we don’t even bother to shovel it.

I have on my (way) back burner an idea for displaying canoe knives, I have a nice bunch of German Canoe knives, like 12 or so, I had been thinking of a canoe shaped board with little pockets routed in for each knife. But you have inspired me! I’ll keep thinking on this, and look forward to seeing your next installment. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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superstretch

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#7 posted 793 days ago

15” over the weekend.. and nope.. not a single plow came through the driveway.. just a shovel from the front door to my wife’s truck so she didn’t have to get her feet soaked. Since she has a 4×4 Escape and I have the 4×4 F150.. who needs no stinkin plow?

I’d say that this project is unique because I haven’t run across any multi-knife display, let alone a display with different types of knives. I didn’t really have anything to draw inspiration from, but its a pretty logical design. It has to fit on a shelf of a cherry hutch, so I wanted something that would fit in, both dimensionally and color-wise.

Maybe I’ll upload some pics of the knives soon..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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