Shun Chefs Knife Stand

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Project by joel_stl posted 10-05-2008 05:44 AM 6909 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All…
My girlfriend bought me this knife for our anniversary last year, it came with a bamboo stand that split shortly after I received it. I had a piece of Birdseye Maple laying around and made this replacement. It’s one of my first pieces that I made. Will probably make a couple different stands for it… got some Lacewood and Purpleheart that I think would look pretty nice in this form! ~Joel

-- "Never take yourself too seriously, 'cus everybody knows fat birds don't fly!"

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#1 posted 10-05-2008 10:16 AM

Nice idea and nice wood. Well done.


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#2 posted 10-05-2008 03:06 PM

Very nice, a quick draw knife holder.

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#3 posted 10-05-2008 03:18 PM

Beautiful execution of a ‘cleavor’ idea.

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#4 posted 10-05-2008 06:48 PM

Very nice work !

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#5 posted 10-05-2008 07:18 PM

Thanks for the nice words… Wish I could take credit for the design. However, I simply copied the original bamboo stand and used a more suitable wood. One that would not split due to a long straight grain pattern. Again, thanks for the encouraging comments! ~Joel

-- "Never take yourself too seriously, 'cus everybody knows fat birds don't fly!"

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#6 posted 10-05-2008 08:10 PM

A very clever replacement for the bamboo stand but the original stand also must be looking great. If you have the picture of the old stand please send it. Thanks fot the post.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 10-10-2008 11:08 PM

Nice job on the stand, but I really want to know what you think of the knife? I have been considering upgrading my Chef knife, and this is one that I have been looking at.

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#8 posted 10-11-2008 06:20 AM

If your considering this one… you will not be disappointed. Make sure you have a quality steel and a variety pack of band aids! I would pretty much plan on making a different stand. I don’t see how it is possible for the angled piece not to split when made out of bamboo. I also have a 3 piece Shun set that came in a bamboo box which seems to hold-up just fine. But the stand is just a poor interaction between concept and materials. It sure holds an edge… I steel the knife every time I pull it from the stand and it will slice and dice like nobodies business. Took it all the way to the bone on my left index finger… such a clean cut I just put tape on it and finished the live demo I was doing, got home and it had begun healing so much so that I didn’t even have to go get the 5-6 stitches it certainly needed.

-- "Never take yourself too seriously, 'cus everybody knows fat birds don't fly!"

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