Radius Knife block

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Project by Jamie posted 07-16-2020 03:00 AM 495 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the inspiration for this project from a knife block I saw online. It was listed at 800 pound sterling($1200). I asked myself is it made of gold or is it that hard to make? Well it was a bit onerous during the clamping phase but cutting the wedges was quite easy on the bandsaw and table saw. I originally made them right angle triangles which looked a bit weird. I turned them into isosceles triangles and it did the trick. Walnut and cherry. Finished with blonde shellac followed by wipe on oil based poly and steel wool/wax.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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#1 posted 07-16-2020 04:09 AM

I like the design and thanks for the clamping pictures!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#2 posted 07-16-2020 12:15 PM

Very nice.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 07-16-2020 01:26 PM

Cool! Looks great! Way to save money.

-- Pete

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#4 posted 07-16-2020 04:38 PM

Very attractive block. I don’t have one, because usually they look like a wood blob with handles sticking out.

I agree with torus, the clamped pics take out any mystery of following your path, and I too am grateful for their inclusion.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 07-16-2020 05:53 PM

I’d like to point out that the next time you build one of these if you glue up two groups at a time then clamp them head to tail you’ll only have to use extra wedges on the last glue up because all the first ones will be parallel.
Could you have done that last glue up with a band?
Nice job.

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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#6 posted 07-16-2020 06:28 PM

Thanks NotaJock. Good tips on clamp up. The pair idea is great. I have had several family requests for one so I will likely be making more of them.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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#7 posted 07-17-2020 03:55 PM

Love it. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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