Dreaming About a Knife Block

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Tristndad, Jan 31, 2021.

  1. Tristndad

    Tristndad Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 16, 2020
    Just as the title suggests, I have been thinking about a knife block to conveniently put my Fiddlebacks in. Like my steel I would like it to be both artistic and a work horse.

    How cool would it be if we could find someone to combine our favorite handle combinations. I'm thinking Osage with Micarta highlights, the options could be endless. To top it off...add @Fiddleback 's logo (do not do this without permission) wood burned into it. Now that would be awesome.

    I would love to take on this project myself as it would be fun, cost effective, and I would get exactly what I envision, but let's face it... I just don't have the time. So, I often look on the internet to see what's worthy of my Fiddlebacks and just can't seem to find what I want.

    Anyone out there looking for a new hobby that could possibly make a little money? I know from past experience you never really make enough to justify the work, but maybe someone out there is just enough passionate about there art that they may want to take on a project like this.

    Please tell me I am not the only one out there that dreams of one day owning a custom knife block filled with Fiddlebacks. Anyone found or made a knife block to keep their Fiddlebacks in? Let's hear your ideas, what would you want yours to look like?
     
  2. SneezySky

    SneezySky Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 23, 2017
    I too would be interested in a block worthy to hold my Fiddlebacks!
     
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  3. Tristndad

    Tristndad Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 16, 2020
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    No where near worthy, but kind of cool in its own right.
     
  4. Tristndad

    Tristndad Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 16, 2020
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    My wife won't let me change out our kitchen knives for my real knives. This block is lacking anyhow.
     
  5. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    I'm not there yet, I still a few tools and blades left to buy to do projects like this with any efficiency, but It is something am considering doing for me as part of two projects I'm working on using a friend's wood shop. I just want to wait till the knives are made later this year before doing the block because I want to feature it in a cookbook I'm writing. My thinking is that I just don't really want to promote some commercial knife company or use their products in backgrounds and accents my illustration images when I won't be using their products to do the work. And I have a design for a block I want to try my hand at. I've done a lot of custom mill work, case work, and cabinetry work. I have blue handled knives coming for this, so I'm still trying to decide on the material of the block. Plus I have a lot of writing to do, and some remodeling work to do. Hopefully the next year is better than the last, and i can afford the tools later.
     
  6. swonut

    swonut KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2007
    Might hit up a thrift store and see if they have one. A good scrub with dish detergent, let it dry, maybe some sand paper and then rub down with Linseed oil and it should be good to go.
     
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  7. HopalongCassidy

    HopalongCassidy

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    Sep 22, 2019
    Gotta show off the blades, not just the handles.
     
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  8. VANCE

    VANCE Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    im thinking about pone of these
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  9. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2015
    What about a magnet?
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  10. VANCE

    VANCE Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    the one im looking at mounts/sits on a counter. it's got magnets and both sides can be used
     
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  11. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2015
    That sounds like a good one. Im interested in checking that out!
     

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