Rotating Knife Storage

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Project by johnstoneb posted 06-19-2018 05:03 PM 1305 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The woodworking group in Boise Ada County Woodworkers has every raffle every meeting in which a member originally made a small project and that project was raffled at the meeting. The “winner” then makes an item for the next meeting. I “won” the raffle. I’m picking my brain for some small project that might show off a skill and be worthy of the club raffle. My Woodsmith magazine showed up and this rotating knife storage showed up. I had magnets left over from a previous project a bunch of free hard maple and several sheets of quilted maple veneer that I had won at a previous raffle. I had to buy a 3” lazy susan bearing for a total cost of about $3.50. I did have to buy a router bit but that will be used for several more of these. It took about 3 days to build this most of that glueup time. I like to give glue at least 12 hrs in the clamps. its Hard maple and quilted maple veneer finish with 1 coat amber shellac and 2 coats clear shellac. The nest one of these I make I will use a plastic for the bearing. The lazy susan bearing leaves too much wobble for my taste. First time I tried veneering. Overall it came out pretty good. I went to my daughter’s for a week so don’t know how it went over at the meeting.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 06-19-2018 05:17 PM

Very neatly done.

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#2 posted 06-19-2018 07:43 PM

Good idea sir

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#3 posted 06-19-2018 10:23 PM

Looks really neat! I like it!

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#4 posted 06-20-2018 12:15 AM

Wow! da’ja vue … I just read that article last week, and ordered some Chicago Cutlery steak knives to go on the storage rack. I got the magnets in the mail just today so I’m ready to start. Any suggestions on a better Lazy Susan bearing??
Did you have a problem setting up the birds mouth bit or did you hit it right off?

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#5 posted 06-20-2018 01:29 AM

Grumpy. If from MLCS the directions are very good set it with a scrap piece hit it the first time. I was thinking of trying a piece of plastic.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 06-20-2018 03:34 PM

This is another great idea Bruce. Nicely done.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 06-20-2018 04:00 PM

You did an outstanding job on this rotating knife holder.

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#8 posted 06-20-2018 10:06 PM

Nicely done sir!!
I’m sure it went down well at the club…

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