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Magnetic Kitchen Knife Stand with Knives

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Project by JDBlades posted 1452 days ago 2316 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these kitchen knives and stand for my parents. Having never been a big fan of large, chunky knife blocks that take up lots of room on a counter, I knew I’d have to do something different. I designed a magnetic, five-sided, semicircular knife stand, using birdseye maple for the upright and pine for the base. I used some ingenious adjustable clamps from Rockler during the glue-up, and epoxied the uprights to the base. I stained the stand uprights with MinWax Golden Oak stain (same as the upper kitchen cabinets) and finished with polyurethane. The semi-circular base was painted the same color as our lower kitchen cabinets.

The knives include (left to right) a bread knife, large chef knife, medium chef knife, boning knife, and paring knife. All have maple handles – bread and boning with curly maple, and the rest with birdseye maple.

Comments, questions, suggestions, good jokes and all other manner of verbiage welcome.

-- I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it - Thomas Jefferson





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Tom Goodman

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#1 posted 1452 days ago

Now that’s thinking outside the box. Or should I say outside the block.
Great job.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. woodworkertom@gmail.com

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Richard

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#2 posted 1452 days ago

Very unigue design, never seen anything like it before.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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Daniel Wise

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#3 posted 1452 days ago

Good idea using progressively taller uprights behind each knife. Looks good. Where did you get you knife hardware?

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BigTiny

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#4 posted 1452 days ago

Nice set. I too would be interested in knowing where the blades are from.
Ever try making your own blades?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Bob Kollman

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#5 posted 1452 days ago

Those knives pop!!!! Gota love birds eye!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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WoodenFrog

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#6 posted 1451 days ago

What a wonderful piece! It looks Really Beautiful.
Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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gul

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#7 posted 1451 days ago

It’s really great . Very unique.

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mtnwild

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#8 posted 1451 days ago

That’s a good idea! Those knives look great as a set, well done! Great project…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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bobasaurus

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#9 posted 459 days ago

Thanks for the great idea. I just made a similar knife block for a Mother’s Day gift.

-- Allen, Colorado

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