|Project by Patrick Garrett||posted 01-24-2015 01:26 PM||1317 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
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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