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Cherry knife block

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Project by Patrick Garrett posted 01-24-2015 01:26 PM 1212 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My parents asked for a cherry knife block to match their new cherry cabinets, so this is the resulting Christmas present.

It is designed to store 4 large knives, 5 medium knives, a steel, a pair of scissors and 8 steak knives.
The finish is mineral oil and butcher block conditioner, so it can be refreshed when my parents re-condition their end grain cutting board. I figured a non-film-building finish would be the best way to keep it from cracking and splitting as knives are removed and replaced in the block.

This was mostly a table-saw and band-saw build, using the dado stack to cut the larger slots and a thin kerf blade to cut the smaller slots. The final smoothing was achieved with a L-N #62 plane honed ridiculously sharp – I didn’t want to dull the cherry’s glow with sandpaper, except on the exposed end grain.

Now I think I want to re-make the stock knife block in our kitchen, maybe in maple and walnut.

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#1 posted 01-25-2015 04:05 PM

Lovely crisp arrises and planes.I’m going to steal this design.

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#2 posted 01-25-2015 06:34 PM

Hello Patrick

Very nice design and good work

Beautiful project

Thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 01-26-2015 05:10 AM

Very nice job. I would be a bit leery using Cherry for something like this, simply because it dents easily, but if the parents want cherry, the parents get cherry.

I love the micro-chamfers, beautifully executed.

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