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Project by Sergeich posted 10-16-2014 04:08 PM 1292 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Reasently I bought a very nice Japanese kitchen knife and decided to make a stand for it. I took a dried applewood log with natural crack in it, sawed the excesses off, added wooden butterfly to fix the knife in the stand, coated with spray lacquer and voila!





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Troy Cleckler

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#1 posted 10-17-2014 02:33 AM

Very cool. Love Damascus steel too by the way. Who makes that knife?

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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yuridichesky

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#2 posted 10-17-2014 07:41 AM

Very nice!

Do you happen to know how to dry freshly cut log (of some fruit tree, say, applewood) preventing it from cracking? I’m going to have some trees cut at my dacha, and I’d like to keep some wood for future work.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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Sergeich

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#3 posted 10-17-2014 07:57 AM

Troy – thanks! It is not work of personal master, but fabric production. I don’t remember the brand now, I will see later on the blade.
Yuri – thanks! I know that log ends should be painted by any paint to prevent fast evaporation, so wood would dry gradually. This particular log was not painted on ends.

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yuridichesky

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#4 posted 10-17-2014 07:59 AM

How about bark? Keep it or remove it?

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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Sergeich

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#5 posted 10-17-2014 08:05 AM

I cannot say how bark deleting will influence crack arising. But I would keep the bark in place, so you could in a future make things with live edge.

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yuridichesky

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#6 posted 10-17-2014 08:30 AM

Makes sense, thanks.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#7 posted 10-17-2014 06:55 PM

thats awesome, and I’m salivating over the knife too

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Sergeich

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#8 posted 10-18-2014 07:09 AM

Mcoyfrog – thanx!
Troy – here it is:

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#9 posted 10-20-2014 06:06 PM

Unique blade holder, Sergeich! That first picture looks like a hoof and leg bone! A word of caution on drying woods with bark on…bugs love bark. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Sergeich

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#10 posted 10-21-2014 07:22 AM

Thank you, Candy!
I will keep in mind about bark and bugs. But may be for such kind of projects like this one, bug holes is an advantage.

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