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Walnut Knife block from Popular Woodworking

During the spring my Grandma was cleaning out Grandpa's work shop and found some walnut boards and asked me if I wanted them. Of course I was thrilled to get them. They are from a tree Grandpa cut down on his farm and had milled. I've been trying to think of something I could make with these boards. It was hard to start cutting them up out of the fear of messing up and wasting them.

I had the plans for the knife block filed away and decided we could use a better way to store our knives.

I started by planing the boards down to 1/2" thick

I made it a little smaller than the plans and kept the finger joints flush. I finished it was a coat of boiled linseed oil, 3 coats of garnet shellac, and a coat of wax. It took arould 1300 bamboo skewers to fill the knife block.


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Nice job. Cool story. I've always wanted to make one, just haven't. Yours is different than most.

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1300? Geez. But very cool. Ours cracked due to water damage and we need another. Thanks.
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Really nice joints! Very cool piece.
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This has inspired to make one of these myself. Now let's see how long it takes me to get started (that's the hard part for me).
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Thanks everyone, we have been enjoying the knife block, I like it because I get to look at it every time I get a knife.
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1300? Geez. But very cool. Ours cracked due to water damage and we need another. Thanks.
Yeah 1300, only good way i found to cut them was to bundle them and wrap tape around then and then cut with a handsaw.
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