Magnetic knife holder

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Project by Jhoff posted 06-17-2014 07:38 PM 1474 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Magnetic knife holder. Made from beech, cherry, and pear.

On the back side I inserted ten N52 rare earth magnets, with 8lbs holding power. To start I cut a 2” groove on the back about 1/2” deep. I then drilled ten slots in the back with a Forster bit, and then used the router to bring the slots to within less than 1/8th inch of the front of the knife block holder. I sealed the magnets in their slots with silicone as they kept trying to attract to the magnets in different slots. Then put a 2” strip of wood to cover the back and hide the work. The magnets work great!

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#1 posted 06-17-2014 08:27 PM

Very cool… Nice work, thanks for sharing!

-- Dan

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#2 posted 06-18-2014 08:15 AM

I like it. Well done a must have in every woodworkers home.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-18-2014 01:05 PM

Thanks for posting. I think this may be an upcoming project.


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#4 posted 06-18-2014 11:07 PM

i’ve been meaning to make one of these. I have some extremely expensive knives that I can’t just put in a drawer so this may be the inspiration I was looking for.

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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