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My wife wanted a better set of kitchen knives. I wanted to make a free-standing knife block for her knives. Free-standing knife blocks like this were very popular ...
Here you can see the knives laid out with the sharpening steel. You can also note the arrangement for the slots in the block.
I made this knife block thirty years ago, so I will use images created in Google Sketch-Up to describe its construction. This is the basic piece I used. ...
I did not have a long drill bit for drilling a continuous hole for the sharpening steel. (The steel is ten inches long plus the handle.) So I ...
Then I drilled a hole from the outside end of the piece into the trough. No one would know by looking that the space for the steel is ...
I placed each knife on the wood surface of its respective piece and drew an outline of the blade. Pay some attention to how you want the handles ...
Here you see the five pieces glued up. Do not let too much glue run into the recesses for the knife blades. I scraped and sanded the laminated ...
In the photo you can also see that I put a 45 degree chamfer on all edges of the knife block that were not rounded in the previous ...
Here you see the finished knife block from a side view. This knife block holds the knives at an angle that makes the handles easy to grasp. Do ...
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