Knife blocks

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Project by Ken Dixon posted 1677 days ago 1804 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My version of a knife block. Made from Curly Maple or Butternut. They have mitered corners with Oak or Poplar pegs for reinforcement. The finish is Homestead House Hemp Oil.

-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada

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#1 posted 1677 days ago

Very interesting idea

-- Rautenbach,South Africa

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#2 posted 1677 days ago

I like it very practical. the interior as is done? thanks in advance

-- Miki Pineda Spain (cataluya)

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#3 posted 1676 days ago

Very nice.

I can’t tell from the pictures, but what did you use for the interior; what holds the knives in? And how did you do it? It looks like you used those bamboo skewer/kabob sticks.

I have always loved the knife blocks that you can just stick one in there. I had never thought to build one myself; which is saying something since my wife complains that I will never let her buy another piece of furniture again since I can make them. I tell her that why should we buy something that I can make for the same price and better. :D


-- "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."--Cary Grant from the movie Arsenic and Old Lace

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#4 posted 1676 days ago

Great idea. Never saw one with that kind of interior. Is it the bambo skewers like Aaron said?

The plugs are a nice design element. Both structuraly and visually.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 1676 days ago

Nice knife holders Ken.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Ken Dixon

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#6 posted 1676 days ago

Miki, Aaron and Scrapy yep it is the banboo skewers so the knifes just slide in and out.

-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada

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#7 posted 1676 days ago

Very nice idea. The skewers look great inside and looks like very functional piece. I would never have thought to do it that way. I’m going to favorite this one. Thanks for the post.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 1675 days ago

oh no. yours are much better than my attempt. now ill have to make another one…..good work..

-- Ollie, UK.

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#9 posted 1672 days ago

approximately how many scewers did you use if I may ask?

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Ken Dixon

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#10 posted 1659 days ago

Hi Choppertoo. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. At our local dollar store they sell packages of 100 scewers. I used 15 packs per block. The next time I think I would use 10-12 packs.

-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada

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