A Few Kitchen Projects

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Project by Quikenuff posted 09-21-2016 01:42 AM 1648 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The “Kitchen Helper” design courtesy of the Marc Spagnuolo was the project that was the catalyst to my woodworking addiction. My wife wanted to buy one and during my research on them I ran across Marc’s video and thought “Wow, I can do that” and his rendition was so much more furniture like instead of the plywood and pine options I had been looking at. It’s probably the single most used project I have ever built. Both my 3 1/2 yr old and my 1 1/2” yr old use it at least once every day. Thanks Marc!

The inspiration for the salt cellars also came from Marc, but I deviated a bit on these. On the left is marble wood and the right mahogany. Instead of the through bolt I used a brass rod and sleeve for the pivot and magnets to keep it closed. This project taught me the difference between cheap and quality router bits. Whiteside router bits for me from now on.

Last but not least, everyone has to make at least one cutting board, right? Scraps of air dried walnut and some maple accent strips were used on this one. I’m shocked at how well end grain boards hold up compared to long grain boards, this is another piece that gets used almost everyday.

Thanks for looking,

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#1 posted 09-21-2016 10:15 AM

I wached his video recently – you realy ’’nailed’’ it. Looks the same. Nice work on all projects.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-21-2016 04:24 PM

Quik, you put together some really great projects! I especially like the look of that salt cellar on the left. Great pattern to it.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#3 posted 09-21-2016 07:39 PM

Nice work! I built Marc’s kitchen helper as well and my daughter uses it everyday. I agree that it is one of the best looking kitchen helpers that I could find and my daughter LOVES it.

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