|Project by ColeHarbourNS||posted 12-28-2008 04:44 AM||2266 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
Well – this is my first posting of any project I have ever made and my first exposure to the LJ community.
Where I grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, there is a company in Pictou (www.grohmannknives.com) that makes fabulous kitchen and hunting knives. My wife and I have a few, but this year we decided to give a set as a gift to my in-laws. I thought that a Marc Spagnuolo cutting board would be a perfect accessory. (Also, I recently purchased my first jointer and planer and felt the cutting board was a great first project to test out my milling skills.) Finally I built the knife block/holder to match the set. Kind of a cutting/knife theme this year. The block is walnut and hard maple, with gel varnish and paste wax finish.
Just as a side note I would like to say that Marc Spagnuolo is the best thing that has happened to woodworking in a long time. (http://thewoodwhisperer.com/) It is so refreshing to have a young, progressive and tireless person promoting woodworking and making it so entertaining and educational in the process. The quality and accessibility of the content he produces is second to none. It is indeed through his website and podcasts that I found LJs. His sense of style, the types of projects he chooses, and his design/constructions philosophies are very much in line with my interests. I thank him for re-viving in me a sleeping enthusiasm for woodworking.