African Mahogany & Curly Maple Knife Block

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Project by MGoBlue7 posted 09-24-2010 04:47 AM 4346 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a knife block that I built for my sister/brother-in-law as a wedding gift. The main block is African Mahogany and the steak knife block is curly maple.

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#1 posted 09-24-2010 05:56 AM

Classy! looks great.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 09-24-2010 05:57 AM

Yes, that looks real nice, great gift.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 09-24-2010 03:31 PM

Great job! how did you make the main block holes?


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#4 posted 09-24-2010 03:41 PM

Thanks for the comments guys!

The main block is six individual boards all glued together. I cut the slots in them prior to glue up on the router table.

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#5 posted 09-24-2010 04:33 PM

Excelent! I thought about that method but couldn’t see the glue lines… the finish is great job. congrats.


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#6 posted 09-25-2010 12:41 AM

I was wondering that myself when I clicked on the project pic… The only thing I could think of was a router. Finished project looks fantastic! Did you put rubber/plastic feet on it to keep it from sliding?

-- GX

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#7 posted 09-25-2010 12:51 AM

Yep, I put six little (1/2” diameter, 1/8” tall) rubber feet on the bottom to prevent it from sliding around on the counter. Thanks for the nice comment!

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#8 posted 09-25-2010 01:10 AM

Good work; very good work.

-- Gary, Florida

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#9 posted 09-25-2010 01:56 AM

What a nice gift! I am sure it will be appreciated and admired for many years.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#10 posted 10-06-2010 06:36 PM

What a nice project, I really like this.. something that will last a life time..great job.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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