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Knife block design for a custom order

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Project by ZLSBOARDWORKS posted 758 days ago 3073 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some pictures of a few knife blocks I made for a custom order. I was to make a knife block that could hold a knife with a heavy handle. The guy they were for, removes the handle of the knives and replaces them with precious stone. The work that he does is really beautiful. The first design I made for him was an enclosed block, it didn’t really work out. The handles were to heavy and lifted the block off the table. So I tried to stay simple with the block and I came up with this. At first I intended to have the knives just be staggered but when a friend saw the block he lifted the center knife and flipped it around. Ended up being a cool design due to how you could rearrange the knives. I am sending the blocks out tomorrow, hope they are a success. Let me know what you think about the design and if you have ever seen any knife block like this.

-- Zach @ http://www.zlsboardworks.com





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#1 posted 758 days ago

Very Nice Project!!

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#2 posted 758 days ago

I have never seen a block like this and its a great idea, esp for a display.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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KMT

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#3 posted 758 days ago

Looks Unique to me. Good idea!

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#4 posted 758 days ago

Very different, Love it! Love the way they display the knives.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 758 days ago

very nice and quite unique!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 757 days ago

Is there any concern with the continued pressure of the knife edge in contact with the block like that? I’d be curious in the feedback from your customer. I know normal usage has the blade edge in contact with the wood, but in storage in a normal block, most of the blade doesn’t contact at rest.

If he’s that in tuned with the precision cutlery industry, and he feels this is a good storage solution, I’d love to see more on the making of these, and some of your other designs.

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#7 posted 757 days ago

I think it’s pretty cool looking – simplistic and functional. What’s great is how many people will ponder how exactly you did that!

As for the knife / wood contact question just go w/ woods with tannic acid levels. Knives are in contact with wood all the time in knife blocks. Doesn’t hurt them when at rest at all.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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ZLSBOARDWORKS

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#8 posted 757 days ago

No concern with the blade coming in contact with the block, the sharpened section of the knife does not come in contact with the wood. Only the but of the knife, the part which has no sharpened edge. Dulling of the knife shouldn’t be a prob, the main contact with the block is at the tip, and it is counterbalanced off of that. Thank you for the input though I didn’t think of that when making it just got lucky I guess.

-- Zach @ http://www.zlsboardworks.com

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#9 posted 733 days ago

That is really a neat design. I bet it will make for an awesome display.

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