Walnut Knife Block

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Project by cubicalmonkey posted 11-10-2015 03:20 AM 1648 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Didn’t see too many knife block projects so figured I’d post pictures of one I just completed.
Its walnut with a hard maple stripe and little bit of figured walnut for the sides of the steak knife holder.
I cut the grooves with a dado stack with the exception of the scissor spot which was chiseled out. That was a “must have” order from the wife after everything was glued together :-(
I used blond shellac for my finish and wet sanded to 2000 for a nice smooth finish. I’m happy with how the color and texture turned out but I’m still working on perfecting a technique to get a nice even sheen.

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#1 posted 11-10-2015 03:46 AM

That is nice. You just can’t go wrong with walnut.

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#2 posted 11-10-2015 10:20 AM

Looking classy and elegant, especialy with walnut.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-11-2015 02:39 PM

Love it, bought some white oak to attempt one as I have outgrown my basic block.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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