Walnut Knife block

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Project by Chuck posted 07-16-2012 01:00 PM 2511 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is my walnut knife block I based on plans from Popular Woodworking. It’s made from walnut my grandpa cut down and had milled. I finished it with a coat of boiled linseed oil and 3 coats of garnet shellac. After the shellac I wet sanded with 600 grit and then gave it a coat of wax. I used 1300 bamboo skewers. I also added some rubber feet to keep the wood off the counter surface.

-- Chuck,

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#1 posted 07-16-2012 02:14 PM

Great idea, great execution. Well done!

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#2 posted 07-16-2012 03:01 PM

Nice job! Where did you find the skewers?

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#3 posted 07-16-2012 03:15 PM

NedB: they are $0.97 for a pack of 100 from Walmart, I just taped them in bundles of 100 and then cut them to length with a handsaw.

-- Chuck,

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#4 posted 07-16-2012 04:06 PM

This is a great idea!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at & also follow me on twitter

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#5 posted 07-16-2012 09:33 PM

Looks good man.The walnut is sexy,and the joints look tight.Well done.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#6 posted 07-17-2012 02:14 AM

Hope you don’t mind if I borrow this one

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