Knife blocks

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Project by Ken Dixon posted 12-21-2009 01:20 PM 2413 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 12-21-2009 02:55 PM

Very interesting idea

-- Rautenbach,South Africa

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#2 posted 12-21-2009 04:12 PM

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

-- Miki Pineda Spain (cataluya)

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#3 posted 12-21-2009 05:31 PM

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 12-21-2009 05:56 PM

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 12-21-2009 08:06 PM

Nice knife holders Ken.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Ken Dixon

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#6 posted 12-22-2009 01:46 AM

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 12-22-2009 01:54 AM

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 12-22-2009 07:07 PM

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 12-26-2009 06:25 AM

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

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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Ken Dixon

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#10 posted 01-08-2010 01:04 PM

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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