Made a new Knife Block

We have a nice collection of knives, right to left:

  • CCK Small Cleaver
  • LL Bean Carbon Steel Chef Knife
  • Wusthof Chef Knife
  • 12″ Lasting Cut Slicer
  • Scanpan Scalloped Bread Knife
  • Scanpan Carving Knife
  • 8″ Flexible Boner
  • Scanpan Utility Knife
  • 4 Paring Knives
  • Honing Steel (cropped out accidentally)

The Scanpan knife set came with it’s own knife block but it wouldn’t include some additional knives. I started the job by measuring and drawing each knife and then drawing the block itself.

This project’s materials come from my bountiful maple milling project of 2018.

I took some maple scraps and cut them into roughly 8 pieces, measuring 6″x13″x1″. Then, I had a choice of routing the slots with a router bit or a dado blade. I decided on the dado blade and it worked fine, using several passes, until complete. Then I glued the pieces together. For the internal pieces, I nailed them together and then sandwiched the outside with the cleanest pieces and no nails. Sanded to 180 grit and finished with boiled linseed oil.

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