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Set of four Cheese Knives

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Project by Tom O'Brien posted 12-25-2009 02:05 AM 1050 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My daughter asked me to make some wood-handled cheese knives, so I surprised her with this set of four, made with handles of birds-eye maple. The blades are stainless from Sheffield, England. I blackened the decorative grooves in the handles by using the edge of a laminate sample (Formica, I thnk) from the home store. The laminate samples are free for the asking, and a lot cheaper than the music-wiire versions available from tool suppliers. The disadvantage of the laminate is that it comes in only one thickness. The handles are finished with paste wax, applied and buffed on the lathe. They are silky smooth to the touch.

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lew

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#1 posted 12-25-2009 02:54 AM

Sweet!!

Those Sheffield blades are a class act, aren’t they.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-25-2009 08:16 PM

The handles have different stripe patterns – to prevent cross-contamination of the cheeses, whatever that is.

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#3 posted 12-26-2009 04:16 PM

Awsome job, looks real good. Superb.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#4 posted 01-14-2010 05:36 AM

A few days ago, I saw these in use at my daughter’s house (she had already used them once or twice). The handles felt rough to the touch instead of smooth as I gave them to her. I am going to take them back and do something different for a finish. I will say that they serve cheese very well.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity

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