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Project by kody posted 388 days ago 1614 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this Maple burl knife block for a friend of mine. It turned out to be a bigger job that I imagined. But it was a fun project. Finished with danish oil and briwax. My first knife block.





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DanEGood

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#1 posted 388 days ago

That’s an awesome piece of wood and you did an awesome job with it. How are the slots cot ?

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mike1950

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#2 posted 388 days ago

VERY nice

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 388 days ago

Cool piece of wood and I think you did a great job. Love those colors.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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kody

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#4 posted 388 days ago

Cut the burl with a band saw in 5 peaces made dado’s through each peace and glued it back together.

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Hawaiilad

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#5 posted 388 days ago

Oh that is really nice to look at. Not just a block of wood setting on the kitchen counter…a piece of art

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 388 days ago

I am Just gonna say WOW! NICE WORK!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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bobasaurus

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#7 posted 388 days ago

That looks fantastic. The curved design is great and the figure in the burl popped really well with the oil and wax. I’m about to finish some maple burl knife scales (stabilized)... do you think the same danish oil and wax finishing will work well?

-- Allen, Colorado

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 388 days ago

That’s the purtiest knife block i have seen…! You did great…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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amagineer

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#9 posted 388 days ago

Great knife block. The burl is fantastic, it must of cost a few pennies.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Randy_ATX

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#10 posted 388 days ago

That is stunning. One of the nicest pieces of wood I have seen in a long time.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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FlyingMLB

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#11 posted 388 days ago

What can I say that hasn’t already been said? WOW! Awesome. Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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TreeBones

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#12 posted 388 days ago

Most awesome.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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planeBill

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#13 posted 388 days ago

GOOD LORD MAN!!! That’s nice. There is no material like wood. Just endless varieties of beauty. That is just supafine!
I stayed up till 2 this morning looking at redwood burls. I think I have a problem.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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Rj

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#14 posted 388 days ago

Great job gotta luv Burl !! This is now on my to do list . Just had a new house built and this would be a great first project in my new shop.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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Manitario

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#15 posted 388 days ago

Beautiful! Now you need some knives that can do the block justice!!

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

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