Knife block for random knives

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Project by Ollie posted 10-14-2009 03:19 PM 2104 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First I must say that I have stolen the idea of this from one I saw on Lumberjocks a few weeks ago, I hope you dont mind. !

I was getting annoyed that my rather eclectic knife selection had no home in my kitchen and was just sort of all over the place.
This design solved the problem of storage for large choppers and small knives all in one go.
I used oak for the main box and another hardwood (might be ash, not sure) for the stand.
The base is just hardboard in a routered slot, the skewers are just loose and the finish is trusty danish oil.

I was toying with the idea for a while and decided to go for it whilst browsing one of those random shops that has a bit of everything. I found the 30cm bamboo skewers for about £1.50 for 250 skewers so I bought 1250 immediately. It took a bit of experimentation to get the number of skewers right as I over packed it at first I think there is about 1100 in there in the end which functions well.
I had a bit of trouble getting the long mitres straight, any advice on this issue more than welcome, also it was difficult to clamp, I used masking tape in the end !!!

-- Ollie, UK.

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#1 posted 10-14-2009 04:01 PM

I have seen these sold in the stores, but never thought of making one like this. Well done, it looks great.

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#2 posted 10-14-2009 05:31 PM

Looks great Oillie nice work

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#3 posted 10-15-2009 01:08 AM

Nice knife holders. well done.

-- John @

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#4 posted 10-15-2009 01:14 AM

The knife block is great, but I have to add, the legs/stand should have been out of the same nice Oak. Looks like scrap pine just holding it up for the picture.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#5 posted 10-15-2009 09:44 PM

I have to agree with papadan

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#6 posted 10-15-2009 09:49 PM

Dan has a point but i must say i really like the skewer idea

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#7 posted 10-15-2009 11:14 PM

yes papadan you are correct, strangely the colour was much more similar before I oiled it.. luckily when its in place in the kitchen you can`t really see the stand too much..

-- Ollie, UK.

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#8 posted 10-15-2009 11:21 PM

Nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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