My Knife Block

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Project by Andrew posted 02-27-2011 05:52 PM 2095 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from maple scraps I had been given, plus some cherry scraps used for legs. I have wanted to make one of these for quite sometime now, as a chef I couldn’t stand having all of my knifes just tossed into a drawer, so here is the solution. I like the rear legs being tucked under a bit, it gives the illusion of the block floating. One little challenge was that my table saw died, just after I started cutting the dados. Oh well, sears will be out to fix it in a couple days, I think it is the starter capacitor ( the $70 in home 5 year service plan just paid for itself, with 2 years to spare). I switched over to my router table, which gives me smoother dados than my dado blade anyway. Finished with mineral oil and shellac. After my table saw gets fixed I will make a matching endgrain cutting board.
Thanks for checking it out, all comments are welcome.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#1 posted 02-27-2011 10:25 PM

Nice block, and very comprehensive.

I was just about to suggest that if you had an induction motor you could spin it to get it going as the starter capacitor is only needed at switch-on, but then I realised you were talking about a saw, NOT a lathe! Definitely NOT a good idea to try to spin start a saw blade !!!!

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#2 posted 02-27-2011 11:02 PM

This is ONE nice knife block, you did a great job making it!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 04-13-2015 01:20 AM

It’s beautiful. Nice design.

-- Rodney, Arkansas

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