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This is a kitchen knife holder I made recently to give as a Christmas gift. Walnut and padauk. Approximately 550 bamboo skewers. Finished with BLO and lacquer. Comments welcome.
-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas
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#1 posted 12-11-2010 04:05 AM
Nicest one I’ve seen to date !! The colors work great together : )
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#2 posted 12-11-2010 05:17 AM
Very nice. Good combination of colors.
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#3 posted 12-11-2010 05:26 AM
Now that is truly handsome.Nice wood selection. Nice photo too.
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#4 posted 12-11-2010 05:41 AM
Thats a beautiful gift. Something to be proud of.And a great color combination of the Padauk and Walnut.Thanks for sharing,
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#5 posted 12-11-2010 05:41 AM
Quite a beautiful piece Rowdy. Do you put enough skewers in there to just keep them loose enough to adjust for the knives or do you make them tight? Do you mind if I steal the idea?
-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy
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#6 posted 12-11-2010 06:09 AM
Rowdy, really like the look of this one,the wood combo and design are very appealing to the eye. Looks good on the kitchen counter I am sure ! I actually have this style knife block on My drawing board but I am thinking of putting mine on a slant and incorporating a separate compartment on the front for smaller knives. Anyway nice job and a great gift ! Thanks for sharing and be safe.
-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)
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#7 posted 12-11-2010 06:36 AM
Very nice! I did that style a few years ago, made the mistake of gluing them in. Then switched to slices of wood and found it much easier.
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#8 posted 12-11-2010 02:21 PM
Very pretty Rowdy! The padauk looks great with walnut, and I like what you did with the design – attractive variation on the theme!
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#9 posted 12-11-2010 04:54 PM
Thanks to all for your comments. Yes, walnut and padauk work very well together and make a winning combination, imho. Bill, I put in enough skewers to hold the knives up straight without binding them so that they are hard to pull out. I guess I would say they are not real tight. And go ahead and steal the idea—it is not original with me anyhow! I just stole the basic idea from somewhere else, but I am not sure where. Rob, good idea. Should work well. Steve, thanks for the comment on the photo. Late afternoon soft sunlight is great for photography.
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#10 posted 12-18-2010 10:03 PM
With the plant behind it, and the shadows, it looks like a man-sized object. Six foot long knife, ha!
I too like the walnut and padauk together. I love the use of the small strips of padauk.
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