|Project by ayryq||posted 12-14-2012 05:31 PM||876 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Here’s a simple one. I bought a set of cheapish steak knives for when we have more people at dinner than our family. The set didn’t come with a knife block or any reasonable way to store them, so I made a quick knife block. It’s a reclaimed oak board, with some saw kerfs and glued into a block. There’s an old nail hole that wound up in the front.
Cutting it at an angle was hard and maybe I shouldn’t have bothered. I wound up with a shorter knife block then I intended because I took several tries. First was the band saw, and the blade wandered so much it wasn’t at all flat. So I tried to straighten it on the belt sander, which made it flat but not right – it leaned slightly to one side in addition to the front. What finally worked was using my CMS, and finishing the cut with a handsaw, then sanding.
No finish on this.
Anyone know how commercial knife blocks are made? Do they do it like I did? Or do they have really long hollow-chisel mortisers?