Knives and Cutting Boards

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Project by Ocarp posted 10-15-2014 01:58 AM 1984 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just playing around with some scrap wood. Cutting boards are maple, walnut and cherry. Knife scales are walnut. First time working with knives – I’m not crazy with my handle shape (though I followed the tang) and I think that the next time I make a paring knife I will make the scales a bit thinner.

Probably close to a dozen coats of wipe-on poly. I’m happy with the finish.

Fun with scrap wood!

-- Geoff

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#1 posted 10-15-2014 06:20 AM

Cutting boards look great…Something must be up with the color of the picture because the wood looks purple to my eyes. Regardless, the pattern is pretty cool.


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#2 posted 10-15-2014 09:34 AM

Nice, it is a good looking design. Is the pinkish color a result of the wood bleeding a bit into the maple? Looks great that way.

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#3 posted 10-15-2014 12:16 PM

Thats a great looking cutting board!

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#4 posted 10-15-2014 09:39 PM

This is a great, unique piece of work. Nicely designed. I like the pattern

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#5 posted 10-15-2014 11:13 PM

Nice! What is the story on the blades—were the pre-made or did you grind and heat treat them too?

It might be cool to glue up a scaled-down block of wood for the knife handles to match the cutting boards. Same pattern, but the pieces maybe 1/4 of the scale of the cutting board pieces. Then use that for the knife scales – that would be a slick deal.

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#6 posted 10-16-2014 04:45 AM

Wow! Daily Top 3 – thanks for looking everyone! I appreciate all the comments too.

Knife steel was premade but JoeMcGlynn – I love the idea of having the scales match the cutting board pattern. I’ll definately look into that the next time I do a project like this.

-- Geoff

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