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This large Custom Knife Block is made from walnut with holly splines and accents. 11.5” x 11.5” x 13” . Weighs 26 LBS
-- Mike --http://www.custommade.com/by/mikemathieu/
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#1 posted 01-17-2014 02:54 PM
-- "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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#2 posted 01-17-2014 03:20 PM
well i love walnut, and with your skill here you have made another beautiful knife block, looks good mike, hows the winter going there..ive got the good ole wood stove going this morn, it was about 37 here, and with the humidity, and me getting older, it felt cold….thanks for showing this…
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']
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#3 posted 01-17-2014 03:35 PM
Exceptional. I almost clicked by until I noticed the bookmatched grain on the face. Actually, I did click by, and I had to click back on my browser to figure out how the heck you did it!
I still don’t know how you cut such perfectly straight holes with the scrollsaw, lord knows I couldn’t do it. Really nice job and attention to detail.
I’d love to hear a little more about the process as I’ve never seen it done this way before. I’m sure you probably don’t have the time, but I for one think it’s blogworthy! Thanks for posting.
-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx
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#4 posted 01-17-2014 03:39 PM
Very substantial, good looking block!
-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com
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#5 posted 01-17-2014 06:13 PM
It realy has capacity!
-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted
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#6 posted 01-17-2014 06:22 PM
Walnut and holly were made for each other. Nice work.
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#7 posted 01-17-2014 07:02 PM
This is beautiful! I hope you have some Wusthof Classics for it or some other high quality knife set because this block deserves the best.
-- "hold fast to that which is good"
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#8 posted 01-17-2014 10:37 PM
I really like this one. The lighter accents are well placed.
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com
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#9 posted 01-18-2014 12:32 PM
Nice knife block Mike. I like the construction with the scroll saw cut top piece and great job cutting those so accurate. I’d love to see a blog on this knife block.
-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!
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#10 posted 01-22-2014 02:47 PM
Great looking knife block! Your walnut looks amazing with those awesome grains. Great accents on those Holly splines and strips, very attractive wood combo. Great job!
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