Knife tray for the wife

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Project by ldl posted 07-07-2012 06:14 PM 4173 views 17 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I sharpened a couple of my wife’s knifes and laid them back in the drawer and got to thinking (dangious fer me) that soon as she shuffles them around looking for the one she wants they’re gona get dull again. I had favorited a rack by Matt(upper cut) and I looked it up and started building.

I made this knife rack from oak with a pine spacer for the bottom section. I had to go back and shorten the top rack and add a stop to the front to keep the knives from sliding out when the drawer is opened. It will hold about 40 knifes

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#1 posted 07-07-2012 07:22 PM

That is really nice for protecting your knives. I’ve asked my wife if she wants one but she said no. So we get them banged into each other and have to sharpen quite a bit.
You did a really nice job on that and have a lot of room for more knives!!
Thanks for sharing…............Jim

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

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 09:49 PM

That’s a lot of knives ! I like the design, but must confess I built a Chevy version of this (as opposed to your Cadillac one) for my wife’s knives. It works great and is very efficient space wise.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 11:58 PM

Thanks guys for the comments. My wife really likes it.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#4 posted 07-08-2012 12:05 AM

i have one of these on my round tuit list. nice job on yours.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#5 posted 07-08-2012 11:34 PM

I like this but I’m not sure I would like having the sharp side of the blade up as you do with yours. I’ve been thinking about doing one of these as well but just have not decided exactly how I want to do it yet.

Thanks for sharing

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#6 posted 07-09-2012 12:05 AM

My question is, “Why would you let your wife have sharp knives”? She knows where you sleep, she knows what your thinking, she knows when your awake.

Lorena Bobbitt!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#7 posted 07-09-2012 09:41 PM

Thanks for posting – it’s really great! I’m a wife and I love it too! I’ve been trying to figure out how to make a box with an insert for steak knives (currently they are in two shabby cardboard boxes). Yours is simple, elegant, and holds a LOT of knives.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#8 posted 07-12-2012 02:31 AM

Richard I to thought about that but the design of several of the knives which have I guess what you would call a drop blade would put the handles off the bottom of tray which I didn’t like. No blade sticks above the wood in either tier. Top tier has a stop at outer edge to keep knife in slots. The only blade that shows is the one on the extreme left which is as long as the tray is deep and it is put in sharp side down.

Dallas that is a scary thought but after 44 yrs of marriage if she ain’t did it by now don’t guess she likely will try it.

Doe I’m glad you like it.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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