Getting an X-Acto knife set for Christmas is good, but, if you’re like me, spray painting it and engraving your initials and something creative like, “EXACTO KNIVES” in it is even better (Edit: it would have actually been better if I’d looked up how to spell X-Acto knife before engraving). I also received a magnetic parts tray, which came in very handy when taking everything apart to be painted and engraved.
I’ve spray painted wooden boxes before, like when painting “Boxie the Creepster”, but this time I didn’t want to mess up the hinges and clasp. I took them off and put them in the magnetic tray where they stayed nicely. This allowed for a professional look after 2 coats of spray paint and reassembly. The lid was put in the router disassembled, which probably made things easier than trying to fixture it as a whole.
After spray painting everything,