|Project by Ollie||posted 10-14-2009 03:19 PM||1930 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
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.