Quantcast
Knife block - Page 8
Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 6789 LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 86

Thread: Knife block

  1. #71
    Still Plays With Blocks
    The BoardSMITH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Home Furnishings Capital of the World, High Point, NC
    Posts
    516
    I never thought a discussion about knife blocks would go this far. And I do appreciate the kind words, more than you may know. Makes me blush!

    To address some points: When I make knife blocks, I have to shut the shop down so nothing else can be made, they take that much time and attention as well as resources like clamps and space. They also require a different mind set as to what needs to be done and when. I wish there was a way to make a modular block, something that could be added to for expansion but I can't come up with a means to that end. The resulting block might be flimsy. With the number of knives and varied brands and sizes you guys have, I can't see how making a generic block could fill the needs. To date, with the number of blocks I have made, no two are even close to the same. If anyone has any ideas as to how to make either a generic block or one that could be added to, I would be more than happy to consider those ideas.

    Will I ever start making blocks again? I can only say that if I get to the point where I have to add a person or two, that could be an option. I need an additional 30% in business to afford one person and still maintain a profit margin to keep the doors open and product going out. Given the state of our economy now and an election year, I just don't know if that increase is possible.

    Thanks again for the kind words and encouragement. You guys are the best.

  2. #72
    Senior Member Johnny.B.Good's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    2,956

  3. #73
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    4,227
    Quote Originally Posted by The BoardSMITH View Post
    ...I wish there was a way to make a modular block, something that could be added to for expansion...
    I think the vertical blocks lend themselves well to the concept. Just do away with the outside panels, no? Just make a ton of the individual layers at once and then glue them together to order.

  4. #74
    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    I think the vertical blocks lend themselves well to the concept. Just do away with the outside panels, no? Just make a ton of the individual layers at once and then glue them together to order.
    Problem with vertical blocks is that most of us have a fair amount of long knives which can put the handles 17" above the counter and make them difficult to withdraw.

  5. #75
    Senior Member
    WildBoar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    NoVa
    Posts
    2,131
    another potential issue w/ modular system is the making investing time and $ making a big pile of modules, and then waiting a long time to sell it all off.
    __________
    David (WildBoar's Kitchen)

  6. #76
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    4,227
    Haha. You're both right. Most counters are too tall. Not to mention most kitchens don't really have space for a huge block. I guess we should all give up, lol. As for the big pile of modules sitting around, I thought this was a group buy type thing, not a "let's have dave make a million of these things and just store them" type of thing.

  7. #77
    Have any of you tried anything like either of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B0000631ZH

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B0009NMVV4

    I don't need a ton of slots and was considering something like this if I can't have a smaller block custom built (also because counter space for a knife block is not always easy to find).

  8. #78
    Senior Member Johnny.B.Good's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    2,956
    Quote Originally Posted by heirkb View Post
    Have any of you tried anything like either of these...
    My father has the in-drawer version you posted a link to. It's a nice solution if you don't have counter space to spare (even if you do, which he does). Neat and tidy. I suppose as long as you were careful putting your knives back into the slots, it wouldn't be too hard on your edges. Not so sure I like the idea of the under cabinet model...

  9. #79
    The under cabinet one supposedly has magnets to keep the knives in. It would look a little weird handing there, though. I'm just trying to figure out some kind of knife block that is either vertical or horizontal but still functional.

  10. #80
    Senior Member
    WildBoar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    NoVa
    Posts
    2,131
    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    As for the big pile of modules sitting around, I thought this was a group buy type thing, not a "let's have dave make a million of these things and just store them" type of thing.
    I mainly wrote that because some of the posts hinted it would be good to be able to add modules later on to expand the block. That route would be less of a group buy, and would require the maker to keep inventory.

    I think the group buy is a great idea, and even though I just bought a block myself I will be interested in following this project.
    __________
    David (WildBoar's Kitchen)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •