We wrapped up a knife block for my friend Jon this week using cherry and bocote with a tung oil finish. The cherry was a couple of left over scrap boards that were not in the best of shape, the adequate for a small project like this. I left all of the boring sanding work to Jon, and he shaped the legs on the belt sander. It turned out nice and now he has a place to park that $200 chef's knife.

cherry and bocote knife block