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My first set of knives and knife block

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Project by Bbarry9999 posted 09-23-2019 11:39 AM 754 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Wood Whisperer inspired knife Block with wooden skewers. The knife blanks are Katsura Damascus steel. 1st time making knife handles. Used a combination of cutlery rivets, pins and epoxy. Next time I will use just pins and epoxy. The cutlery rivets were a bit of a crutch for my 1 set as they were a wedding gift for my daughter and I didn’t want them failing. But I think the pins look much nicer. When building the knife block I did a dry fit test with knives and skewers to get the fit correct. Everything looked great. However after using epoxy to secure the skewers to the base, the fit is tighter than I would like ( the sewers don’t move as much). Next time I will probably use a few less skewers and maybe skip the epoxy. This would also allow for removing everything to clean/replace as needed. Overall though I am pretty happy with this build.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 09-23-2019 12:02 PM

if my first anything looked as good as this I would be overjoyed. Great job !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 09-23-2019 02:02 PM

that came out real nice,and the knives are beautiful.great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 09-23-2019 02:09 PM

beautiful set of knifes and awesome job on block GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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EarlS

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#4 posted 09-23-2019 03:09 PM

Having made a knife/fork set for the BBQ swap I can certainly appreciate the work that goes into each handle, not to mention the block to hold them. Great work. This is on my to-do list. Where did you get the blades?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#5 posted 09-23-2019 03:14 PM

Exceptional work!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 09-23-2019 06:10 PM

Great looking block.This style has probably been around for a while, but I have never seen one before. Neat idea and a great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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Peteybadboy

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#7 posted 09-23-2019 07:25 PM

A littlle Green & Green influence? The knife box and knives look great!

-- Petey

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therealSteveN

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#8 posted 09-23-2019 10:00 PM

I’ve only ever seen the knife blocks with the slot for the blade. Wondering here if a person could use plain Jane Spaghetti as the filler material. If it starts getting broken up, COOK IT….. put in some fresh for the blades.

Nice block, AWESOME looking knives. I too am interested in where you got your steel?

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Bbarry9999

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#9 posted 09-24-2019 01:22 AM

Thanks all, this was a fun project. There are lots of options for steel on line. I got mine from Katsura based on reviews and feedback I got from others. https://www.katsuracutlery.com/

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#10 posted 09-24-2019 02:02 PM

So cool! Great work on the knives and box as well! Making knives is a lot of fun.

-- Pete

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#11 posted 10-03-2019 08:15 PM

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