I recently bought a Mora crooked knife from Bens Backwoods store. I saw an article on Jon's Bushcraft about building a "crook" knife case. Here's a link to his article :
The only difference between his construction method and mine was the use of a carbide rasp instead of burning the groove for the knife blade. Also, mine is "sharp edge up".
The first two photos show the Mora model #164 crooked knife.
Here I penciled the outline of the blade on a piece of basswood.
This line shows the depth of the blade into the basswood block.
After securing the block to my carving jig I started drilling the holes following the blade outline.
Here's a photo of the block after all the holes have been drilled. You can see the carbide rasp in the Dremel tool.
This photo shows the groove after I finished routing it out with the carbide rasp.
The blade fits perfectly.
Here's a side shot of the knife in the block.
This is a closeup of the carbide rasp.
Next I cut a thin piece of basswood for the lid and drilled it after fastening it to the block with a "C" clamp. The dowel rod is a tiny bit larger in diameter than the hole. This makes for a nice tight fit. I still had to sand it a little as it was too tight.
Here's a photo of the lid on the block with the dowel rod fully inserted.
Next I carefully removed the lid and cut off the excess dowel rod.
Then I scored the circumference of the dowel to better hold the glue. I used some fast drying arrow nock glue.
Here's a photo of the lid with the dowel glued in place.
Here's a closeup of the dowel showing the score marks. It helped secure the dowel to the lid quite well.
After trimming the corners from the block and lid and a bit of sanding the case is finished. All that's left to do is a final sanding and its done.
As you can see the lid is very secure.
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