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Project by USMCDOC posted 382 days ago 2891 views 20 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I won’t go into detail as to the inspiration for this little ditty. I will say it was terribly therapeutic and my first attempt at a knife block. Purple heart was the only choice for this and it was a pleasure to work with. The dowels are hand made and the angle is perfect such that you must hold the knife “Norman Bates” style to stick it in the block. The skewers are stained and the method of stacking was not too difficult to figure out.





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Schwieb

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#1 posted 382 days ago

I feel your pain!!!!! Neat project. Is this your design? I am curious about the skewer spacing in the field of the piece. You must have laid it out and drilled holes for the skewers, right? Woodworking was good therapy for me when I was “recovering”.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#2 posted 382 days ago

Seeing as how the color pattern changes, I’m guessing the bamboo skewers are just dropped in. Looks like every time you remove and replace a knife, the skewers move around a bit. Is that correct?

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OakHill

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#3 posted 382 days ago

Very nice work! Looking forward to see your next project

-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 382 days ago

Very nice job on what turned out to be a good looking project.

P.S. As for your “inspiration”, I’ve always found turning clays to powder via skeet, trap or sporting clays most therapeutic.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 382 days ago

Well, it’s not any of my business as to the details of your inspiration but I will say that it turned out very nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Wolffarmer

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#6 posted 382 days ago

I could make one and name it ” The Evil Step Mother”
That is a wonderful project.

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#7 posted 382 days ago

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Cozmo35

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#8 posted 382 days ago

Perfect!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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whitebeast88

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#9 posted 382 days ago

great job,nice build.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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PineChopper

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#10 posted 382 days ago

Awesome job. It turned out really nice.
I have one of those too.
Ex-wife that is. LOL

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MrFid

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#11 posted 382 days ago

Hah! Classic design and name. I like purpleheart as well.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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deon

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#12 posted 382 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 382 days ago

Ingenious design

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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RobynHoodridge

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#14 posted 382 days ago

Very nice.

-- Never is longer than forever.

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 382 days ago

Great job, the meaning is painfully understood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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