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Project by tonybrews posted 12-12-2012 02:36 PM 2670 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these just to see if I could. I sliced two ends off on the band saw, then cut kerfs on the table saw and glued the ends back on, then mounted them on a simple base. I made the 3 knife block first, to hold 3 “odd” ceramic knives we had, then made the 6 knife block for my outdoor cooking area.

-- Tony, Colorado, tonybrews@comcast.net





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 12-12-2012 02:41 PM

These are great. I “see” how you did it now. That’s a new way to me and one I will use in the future. Nice job and a unique twist on an old idea!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 12-12-2012 02:44 PM

Excellet!!! I´like so much. Unique work. Haw you did it? Have some pictures about? I´never do one and can´t imagine de work.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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tonybrews

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#3 posted 12-12-2012 02:45 PM

jaykaypur, I looked at some of your awesome projects and remembered that I had photos of these. Your outdoor table (with the walnut top) is outragous!
Gerardo: if you zoom the photos, you can see where I cut the ends off on the band saw, then used my table saw to cut grooves for the knives to fit. I then glued the ends back on.

By the way, this is plum wood.

-- Tony, Colorado, tonybrews@comcast.net

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#4 posted 12-12-2012 02:58 PM

Tony

Very clever!

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi

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#5 posted 12-12-2012 03:41 PM

OK, at the risk of sounding stupid, by “ends” I am assuming you mean cutting off each side, cut the slots for knives and glue the sides back on? Close?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 12-12-2012 03:41 PM

By the way, this is extremely cool!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 12-12-2012 04:13 PM

wow, this is a really cool knife block! I’m still scratching my head trying to figure out how you did it though…

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#8 posted 12-12-2012 04:32 PM

Pure nature in it’s greatness!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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tonybrews

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#9 posted 12-12-2012 04:46 PM

Monte….I cut off the bottom and the top (ie: at the knife edge and the back of the blade) then I ran the center part of the log through the table saw 3 times (once for each knife) for the top row and 3 times for the bottom row. I then glued the pieces back on.

-- Tony, Colorado, tonybrews@comcast.net

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#10 posted 12-12-2012 04:47 PM

Thank you!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 12-12-2012 05:38 PM

One of the best! Raw beauty always appeal to my senses.

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#12 posted 12-12-2012 10:40 PM

What a concept! They’re really cool. The knives are amazing. Thanks for posting.

I think I’d prefer an angled slice of the log (or a bigger log so it doesn’t tip) as the base instead of the rectangle to keep the same look but I guess it would take up more space.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#13 posted 12-13-2012 11:24 AM

I’ve got two cedar logs I want to make knive holders out of but have been scratching my head over how.
Thanks for the post.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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