Knife Block "Sputnik"

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 08-05-2015 10:57 PM 1112 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking at an unknown LJs stuff and was reminded that I had made something like that. It’s not in your LJs Gallery. Put it there. Okay. (I don’t know about you, but I obey the voices in my head.) Description C&P from my website.

So called because this is my very first attempt at designing and making a Knife Block. I think it came out very well. Don’t you?

It’s made of three different Wood Species, only one of which I can name with any certainty. That would be the “nose piece” – that darkest bit right up front. It’s Cocobolo. (Or is it Padauk?) The light Wood that makes up the bulk of the Thing is either one of the many Maples extant, or, some kind of Cherry. I only know that it’s all from the same block of Wood, which I bought online upwards of a year ago, and didn’t think to label it. (Sometimes, my head is just a hat rack). The dark piece that hols the smaller of the single Knives is a Wood I’ve been calling Mahogany, and still do so call it. It’s from a couple of chunks of timber that used to have an RV parked on top of. I rescued those chunks from the dustbin of history and have used it to good effect, and will continue to do so until I run out of it.
[It’s been in my site for ages. More like Sputnik that blew up on the launch pad.]
Thanks for looking.
Wait her a minute…..........
No. That’s all. Enjoy.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 08-05-2015 11:38 PM

The most creative knife block I’ve seen—well done!

-- Dean

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#2 posted 08-05-2015 11:52 PM

Dramatic effect.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 08-05-2015 11:54 PM

Wild looking. Great home for the knifes.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Mark Wilson

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#4 posted 08-06-2015 06:43 AM

Thank you. Thank you. And, thank you. Thank you very much.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 08-06-2015 08:49 AM

Nice looking block Mark.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#6 posted 08-06-2015 09:03 AM

Really cool, I answer the voices as well. I think…..LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 08-06-2015 01:22 PM

This is a very nice design for a knife holder and you have done a great job on bringing the design to completion.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 08-07-2015 03:06 AM

Cool and unique! Thanks for sharing!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 08-14-2015 03:08 PM

It realy looks like some mineral stone digget out of deep of the Earth. Incredible look.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 08-14-2015 04:02 PM

I like this one, sort of out of the box take on a knife block. Looks great.

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