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    Another Custom Knife Block

    Hi Everyone

    Had a new client call me last week inquiring about my custom knife block that was seen on CustomMade.com and wanted to know if I was interested in designing one for him. Sure!!! He sent me the scaled template of what he wanted to include and chose Walnut and Cherry for the woods. I added the bookmatched walnut on the base to give it a little artistic flair.The slots for the knives were cut out on the scroll saw. Fun little project





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    I like it
    What are the big slots on the right for. Cleavers ?
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    Thanks Bob
    The large slots on the right are for Diamond sharpening stones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Mathieu View Post
    Thanks Bob
    The large slots on the right are for Diamond sharpening stones.
    Ahhh, now that would require a custom knife block! Very nice!
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    Very nice.
    How to cut the slots is a puzzlement to me.
    Could you make a post explaining your technique?
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    Thanks for the comments guys
    To Frank--The face of the block where the slots are is made from 3/4" stock cut to the proer size.

    The locations for. the slots are marked off and a pilot hole is drilled for the blade to thread through.


    The cut is made following the lines.







    The interior consists of seperate pieces of cherry cut and fitted to match up with the slots of the face piece.

    Hope this helps
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    Thanks. I understand. But with no ss this project is beyond me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Thanks. I understand. But with no ss this project is beyond me.
    You could do it with a coping saw or fret saw, Frank. Might take a bit longer, though...
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    great work. attractive piece.
    if its layers of cherry laminated together, Id probably use my mortiser for each layer under the top piece.

    Looks like an interesting challenging project.

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    Very nice, Mike. It really has an elegant look to it. The bookmatched walnut really sets it off nicely.

    Have you seen these knife blocks from Lee Valley?

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/p...=2,40733,40738

    I bought one last year and made a custom "case" for the polypropylene bristles. It was my sister's Christmas present. I'd still like to find a wholesale source for the bristles.

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