DIY Wooden Kitchen Knife Sheath
Kitchen knives and other cutlery can often be expensive, and for many chefs or at-home cooks, keeping these knifes protected and in the best condition is critical. While many knife sets come with a protective knife block, some expensive knives are sold individually and do not have a substantial sheath that comes with them. For those who are looking to protect their knives, here is an easy DIY wooden kitchen knife sheath project you can do this weekend and protect your knives for a lifetime.
Tools and Materials for DIY Wooden Kitchen Knife Sheath
- ½ inch by 4-inch wooden board
- Bench top router
- Straight plunge cutting bit
- Wood glue
- Wood clamp
- ¼ inch round over bit
- 60 grit sandpaper
- 100 grit sandpaper
- 150 grit sandpaper
- Wood stain
- Clean enamel
Directions for DIY Wooden Kitchen Knife Sheath
- Using a ½ inch by 4-inch board of any type of hardwood, place the knife on the board and mark ¼ inch on either side plus some additional space to act as a buffer.
- Cut two pieces of wood using the dimensions that have been marked. For a thinner sheath, the wood can be planed down to a ½ inch thickness, depending on the thickness of the knife itself.
- Using a bench top router and straight plunge cutting bit, create a U-shaped channel though the thicker of the two blocks of wood, making sure it is deep enough to house the knife but tight enough so the sheath does not become loose. The key is to begin with shallow cuts and continue deeper until the proper depth is achieved.
- Place wood glue on the inside of both blocks of wood. Clamp the wooden blocks together and allow the wood glue to set.
- Once the wood glue has set, the base of the sheath is complete. For rounded edges on the outside of the sheath, run the wood through a ¼ inch round over bit on all sides except for the side where the knife is to be inserted.
- Sand the outside of the sheath using 60, then 100, then 150 grit sandpaper to smooth the edges for staining.
- Stain the sheath using a stain color of choice and allow to dry.
- Finish the sheath with a clear enamel and allow to set.
- Enjoy your new DIY Wooden Kitchen Knife Sheath!
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