|Now I just need a real katana|
With that in mind, I figured I'd make a variant on a traditional knife block. Instead of the traditional cut out slots for your knives, I put together a more versatile take on a knife block that uses bamboo skewers to hold the knives.
Oh, I suppose you want to actually see it. I guess you'll just have to read on...
It's criticism that I've heard on more than one occasion: The magnetic knife racks are a little impractical (I've also been told that they're the kind of thing a serial killer would have in their kitchen, so, um... they're great for Dexter?). I realize that they're not for everyone's kitchen, and I'd seen knife blocks filled with rice, so I decided to build a box, fill it with skewers, and see how it looks.
|Cool. It looks cool.|
|"He must be using someone's fancy new camera." Nailed it.|
|Walnut trim, mitered at the top|
|Unfortunately they are neither flying nor buttresses|