In a word, no. I sent two to UPS today and I do have one to finish as I have time but I don't plan on making any more. There are a variety of reasons but the biggest is the time required to make a knife block. I can only work on one at a time because the parts aren't interchangable and I have to drop everything else in the shop to work on them. Rather than dilute the cutting board efforts and take away from what is my bread and butter, I decided to let the knife blocks go and concentrate on what I believe I can do best.So, are you doing knife blocks or not?
Sounds very interesting.A lot of us have the same requirements in a knife block, mainly, plenty of slots for gyutos and sujis in the 240mm+ size. Most commercial blocks have way too many small slots for crap we dont own/use, and not enough big slots or slots that arent big enough period. Maybe we could come up with a generic design that works for most people's specifications and Dave could do a "group buy" of a set amount (5-10?) of the same design. That way the parts are interchangeable and a bunch of them could be worked on at once.
Note: I have not discussed this with David, it was just something that popped into my head while reading this.
Sadly, I ended up buying a 35? slot block marketed by Wusthof. It was cheap and it looks okay but I would have rather spent more for a BoardSMITH. I have one already and it never fails to impress almost as much as the blades it holds.So for those of us dummies who missed out on one of David's killer blocks, where should we look next? Particularly if we want kind of a nice one? Anyone have any ideas.
I'd build one myself if I wasn't about to be moving and had a heap of other **** to do?
I have that also as my second block. Not like a custom one but functional compared to most others out there. And at under $100 cheaper than a custom block also, more money for knives...Sadly, I ended up buying a 35? slot block marketed by Wusthof. It was cheap and it looks okay but I would have rather spent more for a BoardSMITH. I have one already and it never fails to impress almost as much as the blades it holds.