I have SVG downloads available as well from the 2 styles I made in the video, if anyone is interested, they can be found in the video description on YouTube in the link above.
I designed the knives in Adobe Illustrator based on some images I found online. Made the shapes, made the handles, and also the holes where the 1/4" dowels would hold them altogether.
Brought them into the app, and then cut them out of different species of 1/8" proofgrade hardwoods. Assembled using Titebond 3 wood glue (for water resistance - these will get wet when being cleaned). Sanded off the varnish on the Proofgrade materials, sanded the blade to a nice bevel fit for a butter knife, and then finished with Tried & True Original (no VOCs, food safe): https://amzn.to/3FxfVRb
Would love to know what the community thinks of this project, and, if it would be worthwhile to make more designs (the first two are free )
Yes, definitely in the future, I can make these out of other materials… I picked up a bunch of these, to test making some for the Glowforge catalog (and may still put these in there, just definitely not exclusively now with this post + video), but there is definitely a cost and time savings to getting thinner materials from other suppliers.
I was trying to get the last bit of mayo out of the jar once and thinking it would be nice to have a knife that matched the shape of the mayo jar (many products use the same shape) so I made myself one but instead of proofgrade I made it in birdseye maple I bought from these folk…
Ocooch used to have packs that maxed out at 1/2" thick but they now max out at one full inch. Almost all are 3" wide and the thicker stuff quickly eats up the volume that one would rather be thinner stuff but at least I could deep engrave anything under 1/2". However, 5/16" beautiful wood and a belt sander can make great knives.
Thank you! I actually had a few break when sanding, 2x cherry, and 1 walnut… and a poplar also ended up a little thin, and would not have made it with any actual use, so I skipped it. But most came out quite well (the magic of video editing)