|Project by JDBlades||posted 08-29-2010 04:20 AM||2604 views||12 times favorited||9 comments|
I made these kitchen knives and stand for my parents. Having never been a big fan of large, chunky knife blocks that take up lots of room on a counter, I knew I’d have to do something different. I designed a magnetic, five-sided, semicircular knife stand, using birdseye maple for the upright and pine for the base. I used some ingenious adjustable clamps from Rockler during the glue-up, and epoxied the uprights to the base. I stained the stand uprights with MinWax Golden Oak stain (same as the upper kitchen cabinets) and finished with polyurethane. The semi-circular base was painted the same color as our lower kitchen cabinets.
The knives include (left to right) a bread knife, large chef knife, medium chef knife, boning knife, and paring knife. All have maple handles – bread and boning with curly maple, and the rest with birdseye maple.
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