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Project by 489tad posted 02-15-2014 11:20 PM 817 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well the old knife block had all it could take. The new one is maple with a little figure. Mitered joints with splines for added strength. Stain, poly and wax. We’ll just have to see how long this one lasts. Thanks for looking.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.





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chrisstef

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#1 posted 02-15-2014 11:26 PM

Looks great Dan. Countertop worthy indeed.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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SawDustNeophyte

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#2 posted 02-15-2014 11:58 PM

Very cool! Same thing just happened to me. I need to make another one but I’m going to go with a shallower angle. Everyone complains about there not being enough room under the cabinets.

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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NedB

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#3 posted 02-16-2014 12:07 AM

looks great, really like the ‘dark’ sticks you used, got a source for those?

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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johnhutchinson

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#4 posted 02-16-2014 12:17 AM

Very nice, Dan !!! I can’t tell from the picture how the knives are being held. I noticed that Ned mentioned “sticks”. Am I looking at dyed bamboo skewers?

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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CL810

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#5 posted 02-16-2014 12:27 AM

Nice Dan. Great finish.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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489tad

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#6 posted 02-16-2014 12:54 AM

Thanks guys.

NebB and John, the inside is from the old block. Its plastic rods are packed tight in a plastic block, like a whisk broom. The rods hold the knives. We just have to make sure not to over load the block this time. I’ll get a closer shot for you.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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489tad

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#7 posted 02-16-2014 01:00 AM

I hope this picture explains the inside a little better.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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johnhutchinson

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#8 posted 02-16-2014 01:06 AM

Now I get it. Thanks, Dan! I saw a similar knife holder by Chris Schwarz at PopWood where he used a bazillion bamboo skewers. Thought you might have used the same technique.

Side note: I think it’s interesting that SpellCheck recognizes “bazillion” as a real word. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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Rick

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#9 posted 02-16-2014 03:20 AM

Very Nice indeed Dan! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Rockindokken

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#10 posted 02-16-2014 03:27 AM

That’s pretty awesome! I’d love to see how you put this together. I’m right down the way in Addison.

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