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Rockler Four-Piece Cheese Knife Turning Kit

Serve up your cheese platters in style with this array of four specialty cheese knives, each showcasing a custom handle turned from the material of your choice.
Item #
52836
Rating:
88% of 100

As we all know, one must use the right tool for the job. No sense hacking away at a block of hard cheese with a flimsy knife. Accordingly, the parmesan knife in this set is short, sharp and sturdy to cut through hard cheeses with ease. Use the universal cheese knife to slice through softer cheeses and to spear the wedges onto your plate with the forked tip. The cheddar knife is shaped like a square spatula with a finely honed edge so you can lay the slices onto your crackers after slicing. Finally, the cheese fork is great for serving up cubes or slices after the knives have done their job. Hardware is made from food-grade 304 stainless steel and attached to the handles (sold separately) with included 1/4-20 threaded inserts. All hardware is dishwasher safe; the handles are easily removed for this purpose.

(1) Parmesan Knife
(1) Universal Cheese Knife
(1) Cheddar Knife
(1) Cheese Fork
(4) Threaded Inserts
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.7500
Tech Spec
  • Material: Food-grade 304 stainless steel
  • Finish: Brushed
  • Inserts: 1/4-20
4.4 / 5.0
53 Reviews
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Great quality parts.
November 26, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great Kit, decent price
Liked the kit; high quality, and at a fairly decent price. I did not do a board with four knives, I did four boards, using each knife. The knives were of high quality and I ordered two kits. Highly recommend. Fun to turn, and you are limited by only the design of the handle! Good instructions.
Ash cheese board with Bacote handle on the cheddar knife.
Ash cheese board with Black Walnut serving fork handle.
Ash cheese board with ebony inserts.  Parmesan cheese knife handle is Chatka Viga.
Ash cheese board with Katalox handle on the all-purpose knife
August 10, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Cheese knives turning projects
Great set! Made for my wife and I can see myself making more for Christmas gifts.
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Added Jul 28, 2019
July 28, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent quality.
Turned handles from spalted tamarind. Void in one piece filled with colored epoxy.
Turned handles from spalted tamarind. Void in one piece filled with colored epoxy.
July 7, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Turning Projects
Great Project
Cheese Board with matching utensils
Cheese Board with matching utensils
April 7, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great for gift giving
Super appreciated as gifts for special occasions
Cheese knives with board and matching knife holding block
Another gift cheese board with cheese knives
February 19, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product but slow delivery
I am impressed with the quality of the kit. So much so that, I have two more on order. After those are done I will be ordering even more, one set for each of my six daughters /daughters in law, and one for my wife and one for my sister in law for a total of eight. I will be giving them as birthday gifts.
I missed the first birthday because of the "out of stock" issue along with the slow shipping.
On the first set, I used Roman Olivewood and theyy came out great. The mandrill worked just fine.
January 17, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Turned handles as gifts.
I turned two sets of handles for Christmas gifts, and they were the highlight of the gifts for both of my daughters. The Manfred’s make the process nearly flawless.
January 5, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Look great and work well.
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Added Dec 30, 2018
December 30, 2018
Purchased
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Kit - good knives - high grade material. Enjoyable experience- I recommend.
Really enjoyed making this cheese knife set from Rockler - 5 Stars!! Bill Lorenzen.
Really enjoyed making this cheese knife set from Rockler - 5 Stars!! Bill Lorenzen.
November 29, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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My brother doesn’t have any cheese utensils and he loves to turn wood. This is basically a match made in heaven - hopefully! Fingers crossed
Melissa P on Dec 2, 2019
Very nice quality. Make great gifts
Kristi W on Nov 26, 2019
My brother doesn’t have any cheese utensils and he loves to turn wood. This is basically a match made in heaven - hopefully! Fingers crossed
Melissa P on Dec 2, 2019
Great gift
Bill C on Dec 2, 2019
Very nice quality. Make great gifts
Kristi W on Nov 26, 2019
Looks like quality
Matthew F on Nov 25, 2019
The set is great quality and makes great Christmas gifts
JOEL J on Nov 9, 2019
My wife is a cheese and wine lover, thought it would make a nice gift to compliment cheese boards I have made.
Robert H on Oct 24, 2019
They sell
Eric L on Oct 5, 2019
Recently doing turning kits, so I thought I'd try this kit. High value at a good sale price
Malcolm R on Jul 21, 2019
Bought one of these sets for a Christmas gift last year, and figured I would stock up for this year while it is on sale. Gift last year turned out great!
ERIK S on Jul 15, 2019
Quality and price
Steve C on Jul 8, 2019
Love this set used for wedding gift they love it ! Easy to use and complete
Dan B on Jun 8, 2019
for a gift
Josh T on May 30, 2019
Best source for the kind of turning hardware I'm accustomed to.
Fred B on Mar 29, 2019
I've made several of these cheese sets for friends and family, using Deer antler for handles
Anthony N on Mar 14, 2019
Add to my husband's hobbies. Birthday
Katharyn R on Feb 22, 2019
Making birthday presents for daughters, have done two so far. The kit is very nice quality and the first ones came out very well.
Rick on Feb 10, 2019
This is a gift for my Dad who loves woodworking and especially turning small gifts for his friends.
Janett A on Jan 24, 2019
gilts
Anthony N on Dec 7, 2018
Great tools but I wish I could buy them individually.
David I on Dec 6, 2018
Good reviews and the turning videos for this product.
Dean B on Dec 5, 2018
only one on the internet thats good quality
John L on Dec 3, 2018
Going to make these into a Christmas Gift.
Mark B on Nov 30, 2018
Great gift; fast and relatively easy to make.
D A on Nov 24, 2018
I've already made one set. Easy to do. Working on another as a gift.
jon a on Nov 18, 2018
looks great
jon a on Nov 3, 2018
Gift
David J on Oct 28, 2018
Gift for my father who is just getting into turning.
John G on Oct 23, 2018
gift
Bud B on Aug 17, 2018
only one that offers it
Martin F on Jul 18, 2018
Appearance of quality - history of using Rockler products
Cary S on Jul 6, 2018
Great gift idea
ScottBB on Jul 5, 2018
Received a set as a gift and like it so much I am giving 2 as gifts.
FRANCES V on Jun 28, 2018
Quality & price
Charles T on Jun 22, 2018
great looking set
Donald D on Apr 7, 2018
Gifts
KENT T on Mar 1, 2018
Wedding Present
John F on Feb 24, 2018
These are a high grade product with good stainless steel. Better that others available. However they are not magnetic in case you plan to retain them with magnets.
Jim K on Dec 13, 2017
To make a complete cheese set.
Bill P on Dec 4, 2017
I have received one of these and need to make others for gifts. These are a better quality, heavier stainless steel. Than some others I have seen at a competing store.
Jim K on Oct 21, 2017
Looks cool
Curt C on Aug 30, 2017
thought it would be nice for gifts
Dale A on Aug 23, 2017
sells well
Robert H on Aug 12, 2017
present for someone
Cledis S on Mar 12, 2017
for fun learning to do
Allen L on Mar 4, 2017
making gifts
Mederick B on Feb 24, 2017
I made this as a pre-Christmas gift for my daughter.
S P on Feb 17, 2017
made for wife to use at her parties
james z on Jan 20, 2017
A big hit as Christmas gifts. Very quick project.
Lee K on Jan 13, 2017
Gift
John P on Jan 7, 2017
to turn as a gift
Gailen M on Jan 4, 2017
Great gift
Bill C on Dec 2, 2019
Looks like quality
Matthew F on Nov 25, 2019
Can I add ceramic handles to your items or are they for wood onlly?
Steindora G on Jan 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is a threaded insert that you screw into a wood handle. A hole is drilled into the wood handle to receive it and epoxy is recommended to hold the threaded insert in place for good. This threaded insert allows the handle to be removed for washing the knife. If you have the right size hole to receive the threaded insert into your ceramic handles I think it would work. You would need to epoxy the threaded insert into the ceramic handle.
Wher are the blades made ? Are the locally sourced? Do you also have the handles?
Barbara L on Dec 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These are made in China. These are offered for the woodturner to turn ones own handles.
Can Pitch and Resin Remover be safely used on a wood deck to remove falling pitch that lands on the deck without harming the wood deck?
greg g on Oct 15, 2016
What size is the threaded end of the handle? What size turning block should I use?
shane w on Feb 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If one turns to the diameter of the available bushing, the diameter is about 25/32 -- just over 3/4". I recommend using the mandrel that is available and double checking as you get close to the diameter.

Stock that measures at least 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" actual measurement or above should be used.

It is good practice to measure the mating end of the kit hardware if you wish a smooth transition from handle to steel. You can also turn the handle to a bit larger diameter with a slightly concave end for a pleasing look.
Mandrel, 3/4
Mandrel, 3/4" Shoulder, 1/4"-20 Threads
Can I purchase the pieces individually??
Fred A on May 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: To the best of my knowledge, Rockler is not offering these as individual pieces. Not sure why Rockler didn't answer your directly.
Will screwing the insert hold very well. I have done similar using epoxy to permanently hold. Will this be the same?
Jim C on Dec 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I too have done that. Over the years I have epoxied the stud into the wood with no issues. Removing the wood handle is a huge selling point for many customers. I can speak from experience to use the threaded stud.
Can you buy the knives separately?
Ed L on Oct 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: not that I know of but why would you want to make only one piece? it makes such a beautiful set when all of the handles are made from the same wood
Can you glue 2 pieces of wood together before turning handles for these, and will they be strong enough?
Danellyn on Nov 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can, but you have to be careful not to split them when screwing in the threaded insert, I would recommend keeping a clamp on while driving the insert in, you may also want to do a trial run on a couple of scrap pieces, if you are using very hard/dense wood, drill an oversize hole and epoxy the insert instead of threading it in.

Hope this help and good luck