Cake Knives

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Project by gridlockd posted 12-04-2019 09:32 PM 845 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut and Maple cake knives I made for Christmas gifts. My wife asked me if I thought I could make them for a couple of friends, so my response was “challenge accepted!” I had never tried something like this before and I actually used an existing kitchen knife for a template. These are pretty easy to make, and an excellent use of small scraps if you’re a wood hoarder like me.
A band sander and/or a spindle sander will make these almost effortless if you are so inclined. I made the walnut dowels for the handles using a piece of metal with a hole drilled in it and then running a square piece of stock through it. I saw the idea online somewhere and was a bit skeptical as to if this would work, but it does indeed!
finished with mineral oil and beeswax.

-- Gridlockd

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#1 posted 12-05-2019 12:40 AM

They look great.
I bet they get bragged about after theuy are received too.

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#2 posted 12-05-2019 02:54 AM

Good looking knives!

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#3 posted 12-05-2019 06:07 AM

Yes, superb.
Great job

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