Knife Block

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-23-2017 08:05 PM 957 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 02-23-2017 08:12 PM

Very nice Jim. It must of took some sanding to get that turquoise flat. Good job.
I like the pictures of the cactus, brings back memories of a year ago.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 02-23-2017 09:47 PM

Nice looking block and the cactus is a real nice touch .
Now you will have the sharpest knife on the block I mean in the block and not dull in the drawer .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 02-23-2017 09:50 PM

I always love your work Jim.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-23-2017 11:20 PM

That is really nice, Jim! I like the inclusion of the steel storage.

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

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#5 posted 02-23-2017 11:42 PM

That’s very cool Jim. I like the cactus

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 02-23-2017 11:53 PM

Nice block….The turquoise cactus looks nice on it Jim! Dull knives just don’t cut it! :)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 02-24-2017 01:31 AM

Nice touch Jim

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 02-24-2017 01:33 AM

Nice Knife block, wheres mine ! Got new hard drive in the computer now it works better.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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#9 posted 02-24-2017 02:22 AM

Another great job Jim, I like it alot !!!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#10 posted 02-24-2017 02:36 AM

Nice work on the knife block Jim. Very interesting cactus plants. Thanks for showing.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#11 posted 02-24-2017 03:46 AM


-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#12 posted 02-24-2017 04:59 AM

Beautiful block. Myself have also problem with drawer kniwes so I might copy your project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 02-24-2017 07:44 AM

Love it mate,
That is really good.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 02-24-2017 11:01 AM

Jim, Great Knife Block. It will keep the blades nice and safe. The inlay is very effective and I really enjoyed looking at the pictures of the Cactus.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#15 posted 02-24-2017 12:05 PM

No idle hands in Casa Grande, really looks great and functional too. looks like you found some turquoise….

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