Handcarved Burl Maple Knife

  • Advertise with us
Project by mc269 posted 07-27-2016 03:36 PM 810 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been making a few cutting boards lately and thought why not make a few knives to go along with. This is my first knife and is made of burl maple and finished with a combo of mineral oil and beeswax.

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks

8 comments so far

View ColonelTravis's profile


1138 posts in 1286 days

#1 posted 07-27-2016 06:06 PM

Now that’s a KNOYF!

I’ve made several knifes for boards but they were smaller (I guess about 1/3rd yours). Be interested if this size is popular.
Good luck!

View TCBig's profile


7 posts in 287 days

#2 posted 07-27-2016 07:33 PM

I’ve made some smaller “butter spreaders” but nothing this big. Very Nice!!

-- --TCBig "Wisdom is knowing what path to take next. Integrity is taking it!"

View Ken90712's profile


16831 posts in 2581 days

#3 posted 07-28-2016 08:53 AM

Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View gargey's profile


340 posts in 168 days

#4 posted 07-28-2016 01:42 PM

That will not be effective for cheese. Could call it a mashed potato knife or something.

View mc269's profile


65 posts in 859 days

#5 posted 07-28-2016 02:43 PM

Sorry, I may have given it the wrong label. Maybe call it just a kitchen knife…Yes, it is a pretty large knife, but it actually cuts well. I was surprised on how good of an edge you can hone on a piece of wood.

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks

View gargey's profile


340 posts in 168 days

#6 posted 07-28-2016 03:17 PM

Yeah its nice. Shape for cheese needs straight edge, thin blade, and short blade (little depth from cutting edge to trailing edge). All about reducing friction with the cheez.

View KLPittman's profile


1 post in 51 days

#7 posted 08-06-2016 06:19 AM

Get a nice piece of hickory to hone it with.

View helluvawreck's profile (online now)


22546 posts in 2259 days

#8 posted 08-06-2016 08:59 PM

Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics