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I was asked to make a knife block to hold 5 knives and a pair of shears, this is what I came up with. Please let me know what you think.
Thank you margery
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#1 posted 08-18-2011 01:00 AM
Nice. Looks like a pretty straightforward design too.
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#2 posted 08-18-2011 03:28 AM
I like that you used the contrasting wood on this. Seems like it would help you line up the knives that much faster.
It seems like it’d be a bit more decorative this way as well when the knives are out of the slots. Do you have a picture of it without the knives in it that you can post?
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#3 posted 08-18-2011 03:33 AM
#4 posted 08-18-2011 03:35 AM
Thank you. Yes picture #3 is with out the knives.
#5 posted 08-18-2011 03:48 AM
Sorry, that picture didn’t load the first time I looked at this? I see it now though.
Again, I like this block, especially the use of the bloodwood.
#6 posted 08-18-2011 04:00 AM
No worries. Thamk you very much. Iam glad you like it
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#7 posted 08-19-2011 01:31 AM
you have some nice looking bloodwood there. You did a great job. I like the way you cut and placed the beechwood for the blade holes.
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#8 posted 08-20-2011 05:08 PM
Thank you amaginer
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#9 posted 10-07-2011 10:00 PM
Hi Margery,I haven’t seen a lot of knife holders like this on the site. When you plan such a thing, do you take into account the angle of the block and how high the tip of the knife handle is when fully extended? The reason I’m asking is the block I have is impossible to use without pulling away from the wall on the kitchen counter because when you pull out the long knives, they hit the bottom of the cabinets. I guess I’m gonna have to make one eventually. I just wondered if you knew the “rule of thumb” for planning clearance of the cabinets.
#10 posted 10-07-2011 10:16 PM
This was a custom order. The customer gave me the measurements of each knife (both the length of the blade and the handle.) The counter to cabinet hight is the same for most kitchens. but you can change the angle for your knife block if you need to. So I played in my kitchen to get the perfect angle for the block. It will change depending on the knife. I don’t know of a “rule of thumb” I just do it custom to the customer knives. I hope this helps.
#11 posted 10-08-2011 05:50 AM
Thanks Margery, that helps.
#12 posted 10-08-2011 05:55 AM
Your welcome Jim
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