Some things for the kitchen

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Project by Draeger posted 12-16-2015 05:28 PM 790 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a couple of projects done for the wife.

First is a simple paper towel holder out of hickory and done on the lathe. Nothing fancy, but it turned out nice with the beautiful grain pattern.

Second is a magnetic knife holder made from walnut. I used a tool holding magnet from harbor freight. I hollowed out a mortise using my drill press and chisels. Then I used a router plane to get the depth to within about 1/16th” from breaking through the other side so there would be very little wood interfering with the magnet. Works quite well and holds the knives firmly.

Thanks for looking!

-- 'Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.' - Abraham Lincoln

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#1 posted 12-16-2015 07:39 PM

I like the knife holder. Looks very modern and classy. Towel holder has some nice grain pattern.

-- Christ was a carpenter...a fact that humbles and inspires me.

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#2 posted 12-16-2015 08:56 PM

I LOVE WALNUT!! And that hickory base is gorgeous!!

Great products!! My wife wanted one of those knife holders like that but I just don’t have a good place to put one with my kitchen arrangement.

-- I aspire to be a novice woodworker...

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#3 posted 12-16-2015 09:28 PM

Hickory and Walnut are two of my favs. Both projects look great. Hiding the magnet behind the knife holder is a really good idea. Well done

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#4 posted 12-17-2015 11:35 AM

Good stuff. Paper towel holder has been on my to-do list for a while now. Maybe this weekend I’ll make one………. Maybe.

-- I love my lathe. It’s old, not too pretty and I don’t really know how to use it… Love it!

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