|Project by Warren||posted 04-21-2010 08:36 PM||2115 views||10 times favorited||16 comments|
I saw some knife blocks like this on the internet so thought Id try my hand at making some, they are actually really simple to to. The hard part was finding all of the skewers to go inside at a reasonable price! There are over 2000 in each block so buying them 100 at a time would have left a bill of over $20 for each one.
Eventually I found a way to buy them in bulk for less than half the price so I powered a few different ones out. The ones shown in the pictures are made with Bubinga, Lenga and Jatoba. I experimented a little with dimensions and angles but to be honest, they all work equally well.
The one thing I am questioning is whether to silicone the skewers into the base as depending on the knife, they can be drawn out a ways when you pull a knife out. The reason I haven’t is that the more knifes you put in, the tighter the skewers get. By leaving them loose, you can pull a few out which means you can get more knifes in.
Id love to hear your thoughts
-- Im more succesfull at making sawdust than I am at making furniture