Dinner knifes MaFe style

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Dinner knifes MaFe style
Long waiting project finally done.

This is our new dinner knifes, an old wish of making a bunch of dinner knifes with same blades but different styles, shapes, but all handles of wood with contrasting woods in so none will be the same.


Because I think it will be fun to have a choice, because I have made many knifes but never the basic dinner knifes, but most of all because I think it will be wonderful as a guest to be able to choose of perhaps as a family member to have a favorite knife.

So yes for pleasure, for making the dinner even more interesting.

Here they are close up.

1. The knifes.
2. Different woods cut up for the project.
3. A cut made and contrasting woods matched.
4. First shaping.
5. Final shaping.
6. Oil and finish.

We have used them for a couple of weeks now and really enjoy them, at first I was a bit nervous if they were too sharp, but it seems fine.
It is a joy and I have found my favorite…

What knife is your favorite?

Hope it can be to some inspiration, at least to my guests,

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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David Grimes

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#1 posted 12-08-2011 10:12 PM

As usual, very nice work Mads. :=)

Pension settled = eat more steak (and what nice knives to cut it with) ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 10:13 PM

Great work as always.
I like the shape of the dark handle best.
Thanks for the post.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 12-08-2011 10:26 PM

I love it … I really like the idea of them being different.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#4 posted 12-08-2011 10:57 PM

when i look at those beautiful big knives….....boy howdy do i want a big thick steak….and i know by the way you sharpen those knives, they will cut like butter…....very nice handles…....i might do some like those along the way…and show you my knife…with a nice huge steak…...grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 11:01 PM

Very very nice. What a load of fun. Good on you.
I like the forth one (the first mahogany? one).

Now I am hungry,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 12-08-2011 11:05 PM

Very nice project. I was digging through my tool box and found several used blades from my jointer. I was thinking they would make nice knives. Now you’ve inspired me to put that on my list of things to do. Another use for all of the cut offs in the scrap box. Thanks for the post.

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#7 posted 12-08-2011 11:07 PM

Contrasting for sure! :)

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#8 posted 12-08-2011 11:31 PM

Pretty cool knives Mads1

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#9 posted 12-09-2011 01:17 AM

Great job, brother, as usual! I hope your guesses will not fight to have a particular knive for dinner!

Your benchtop already spread the news about the fact you’re using oil to finish most of your projects! :-)



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#10 posted 12-09-2011 02:36 AM

Looks like you got these knifes done just in time for the big feast .
Love the idea and your reasoning ,but tell us where you got the blades and cost ?
Now you need to make the forks to match LOL
Thanks and let me know when they are done .
Now it’s back to the shop and play Santa .I am way behind this year !


-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 12-09-2011 02:38 AM

:-) thank´s for sharing Mads … looking good … and with the trend of having
differrent glas around the table tooo then they will fit right in

those candy plasticcontainers are great ain´t they …
though I wish they were a 1½ size longer on one of the sides

take care

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#12 posted 12-09-2011 02:46 AM

My favorite is the second from the right in the first picture. Nice job on them.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#13 posted 12-09-2011 02:48 AM

A well thought project, as usual.
I would say #4 but since Steve has claimed it on this mock dinner date, I would say #1. ;)

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 12-09-2011 02:51 AM

Very nice knives. I wish I could make those cool knives like that! Where do you get the blades? How are the handles fastened to the steel?
My favorite is the second from the left!! The one with the curved dark handle!!

Nice going, my friend!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 12-09-2011 03:05 AM

Nice job Mads. You’re right – everybody will develop a preference for their own favourite.

I like the look of the curves of the one fourth from the left, with the one on the right close behind. More importantly though, have you found a favourite yet?

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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