Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Time for a quickie....
Well, this is a little embarrassing to admit, but my knife drawer at home is a mess. Or should I say - it was a mess. I finally grew tired of looking at all of them rolling around, and decided this was the day for fix that problem.
Anyone who has been in my office has seen a couple of dozen cutting boards sitting (unfinished) on a shelf. I'm on cutting board overload. I picked out one that I knew would fit into my drawer,
and made one angled cut, and then a series of cuts (kerfs) to remove most of the wood.
I broke out the remaining pieces, and then "shaved" the rest over the blade, to clean up the cuts.
Before I left my house, I made a quick trace of each knife on a piece of cardboard.
Using the tracings, I cut kerfs into the block of wood, making each one a different length, based on the length of the blades.
It only took me about 20 minutes, from start to finish - I know it pisses off certain people when I say things like that. Don't do the eye roll, don't be a hater.
Sometimes - doing a little thing like this for yourself can really brighten up your day. If you're like me, you have a long list of stuff you're trying to accomplish this summer. My best advice - pick the easiest two or three and do them - now!
Cross them off your list. You'll feel better.
I know I do!