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New knife holders(pic hvy)

"Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
edited 2:46PM in EggHead Forum
After making one for my buddy Beli,I decided that I needed a few for myself,and my Shuns :) I couldn't get in touch with my black walnut supplier today,so I had to settle for some red oak that I had laying around.I started with a 1/2" x 4" x 5 ft board.I roughly shaped them on my bandsaw....


I finished shaping them with the belt sander(no pix)
Then I used the miter saw and bandsaw to make the knife holder pieces......



I then used my drill press to route the knife openings in the holders...then assembled them ;)



Everything fits well...






Now I just need to send them over to the finish shop for some sanding and urethane :pinch: I'll post the finished pix in a couple,few weeks.Thx for looking B)


  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Beautiful work Doug!
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  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thx Molly,unfortunatley that was the easy part :ohmy: :)
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511

    I bet you are one of the token few that can cut nice square openings in drywall. :laugh:

    Nice work on those babies ;)
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks Adam,and oddly enough,I can cut drywall pretty good :laugh: ;)
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    not bad for a electrician :ermm: maybe I can make a couple out of concrete :whistle: :laugh:
  • Thos eare sharp sparky :whistle: No pun intended..
    Nice work

  • JCinNVJCinNV Posts: 141
    I would give my corner lot in [email protected]! to be able make somthing like that, very nicely done and when finished they will be beautiful, :) :)
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    HAHAHA,Thx pat.The concrete would prolly look great,just a little rough on the blades though :laugh:
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks Matt :)
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks JC,I can't wait to get the finish on them to see how they turn out :woohoo:
  • thebtlsthebtls Posts: 2,300
    Very nice.
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  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks Tony ;)
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Nice work, Doug.
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Had you on the prayer list today, Molly. Good luck with the interview.
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks Jack,I'm pretty happy with them so far :)
  • What kinda of knives thems looks like good cuts
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    They're all Shuns.
    1)6" utility
    2)8" Chefs knife(Ken Onion)
    3)9" Bread knife
  • SlickSlick Posts: 382
    Beautiful work! I have two black walnut logs each with 6-8 inches of heartwood. If you are close to southeastern Ohio you can have one! I can't make sawdust!

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Buddy I've always said it you are topps!!! wish I had half your talent, those are some amazing knives & holders
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks slick,but I have a closer source for the wood ;)
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks Beli,I'm just glad that the prototype came out well for ya ;) Now I can't wait to get mine done :cheer:
  • DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481
    Those look great.
    This is the greatest signature EVAR!
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,914
    Really nice. Mine just bang around in the drawer and get dull! :sick:
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,055
    Nice work and those look great. I wish I could convince my wife of soon to be 45 years that its safe to leave knives out in the kitchen. Instead she has some phobia so I have to revert to the ol' now you see them

    and now you don't false drawer bottom trick.

    This is just one of three such hiding places since my knife collection has grown since these pictures were taken.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
    and who are you hiding the knives from?



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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,055
    LOL - she watched one too many horror movies as a kid where the bad guy grabbed a butcher knife from the kitchen and made chop suey out of the whole family! :laugh:
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks Doug,they should come in handy at the next fest :woohoo:
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    :laugh: Thx ChokeOnSmoke,I try to be careful with my "good knives",but my other blades get treated like yours :lol:
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    I like your "hide a knife" set-up there Ron,but I don't plan on keeping these out on display at home(young kids).The stands are mostly for when I cook outside at home or at a fest.These knives stay in a knife roll in my workshop to keep them safe from my wife :whistle: :ohmy:
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,055
    WOW! I never thought of it that way - gonna make a couple for class time - THANK YOU for the inspiration!

    My wife's idea of a GREAT knife is an extremely dull one what won't cut hot butter! She can not get it that a dull knife is so unsafe IMO!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
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