Knife block

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Project by ayryq posted 12-14-2012 05:31 PM 1321 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a simple one. I bought a set of cheapish steak knives for when we have more people at dinner than our family. The set didn’t come with a knife block or any reasonable way to store them, so I made a quick knife block. It’s a reclaimed oak board, with some saw kerfs and glued into a block. There’s an old nail hole that wound up in the front.

Cutting it at an angle was hard and maybe I shouldn’t have bothered. I wound up with a shorter knife block then I intended because I took several tries. First was the band saw, and the blade wandered so much it wasn’t at all flat. So I tried to straighten it on the belt sander, which made it flat but not right – it leaned slightly to one side in addition to the front. What finally worked was using my CMS, and finishing the cut with a handsaw, then sanding.

No finish on this.

Anyone know how commercial knife blocks are made? Do they do it like I did? Or do they have really long hollow-chisel mortisers?

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#1 posted 12-14-2012 05:47 PM

love it!

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#3 posted 12-14-2012 11:13 PM

A super simple and easy idea.

Dont know how the commercial guys do it but they oughtta do it like you did.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 12-15-2012 07:46 AM

I wound up with a shorter knife block then I intended because I took several tries.

I’ve had a few projects like that. I just don’t tell anyone.

Try the next one with some different woods…..................

-- mike...............

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