A wooden knife? Why would you need a knife made out of wood? Are you going to commit a crime and then burn the evidence? Well… you could, but really a wooden cake knife is perfect for showing off your fantastic woodworking skills to your fancy friends with this high end piece of cutlery. It’s also a great idea for a wedding present or that wood themed 5th anniversary gift.
- Two pieces of scrap wood (I used Coffee Wood for the blade & Canary Wood for the scales)
- Wood Glue (I used TiteBond II)
- Gator Finishes Sanding Sponges (grits 80, 120, 180, 220, 320, 400)
- Walrus Oil Food Safe Cutting Board Oil
Make Your Own Wooden Knife
Pretty simple huh? Aside from the drying time with the glue up, this could easily be knocked out over a weekend. Have some stacks of premium scrap wood sitting around? Looks like they potentially have a new purpose in life.
Also worth a mention, I’ve had some people voice concerns about using wood for a knife and potentially having issues with bacteria build up. That’s why this is a decorative knife to be used specifically for foods like cakes, soft cheeses and even some fruits. Unlike a cutting board, you won’t be scoring the surface and damaging the grain. I used a food safe oil as well to seal the final piece, so if you hand wash it with water and soap you should be good to go!
Wait… there’s a Wooden Knife 2.0 now! Check out the newer design!
~ Lazy Guy
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