|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 02-23-2017 08:05 PM||491 views||0 times favorited||27 comments|
This is a knife block I made for the new set of knives we brought down this year. I did not want them in the drawer banging into each other, dulling the edges.
The core of the block is pine with laminated mesquite all around it. I did not have any mesquite thick enough for the whole block and had to get what I could from the discarded slab wood at the saw mill.
The front is inlaid with turquoise in the shape of a crenelated ( crested) saguaro cactus.
Here are some photos of crested saguaros
It is finished with Danish Oil and clear gloss lacquer.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!