big last mclaughlin meeting
Tom McLaughlin & final BIG session at his shop—June, 2012

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PFG Knife Box Project

In the interest of starting the new Year off right I have pulled the files used in the creation of our knife box project into a single mailing. I had to reduce their sizes with Acrobat Pro for them to mailable. Also some members don’t have high speed internet so the smaller size works for them. Some of the documents were poor to start with and did not degrade when I downsized them.

Period Furniture Group

A short history of knife boxes

Since my dive into the PFG project of building a knife box I also have uncovered this information about the evolution and story of the knife box. I have had some good fortune of finding this information in old throw away library books by Edgar D Miller Jr , Wallace Nutting and Edgar P. Fitzgerald. Some I have purchased when rummaging in antique shop book racks.

Period Furniture Group