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Project by EvilNuff posted 07-30-2011 03:53 AM 1756 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A very early project for me. Trying to learn fundamental skills I took some scrap cherry and using hand saw, hand planes and a scraper made this block. The corners are all 90o, the surfaces are all smooth and flat. I departed from the hand tool route and used a drill to drill holes on the back for magnets and a router to make the keyhole holes to hang it.

Interestingly gluing the magnets in place I was struggling with their polarity trying to push the ones next to a new one out. Laying the block down on a metal plate helped keep all the magnets in while the glue set. :)





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lew

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#1 posted 07-30-2011 06:07 AM

Cool Idea! Knice Knives, too!!

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#2 posted 07-30-2011 01:35 PM

Very nice looking. Did you drill the holes for the magnets completely through the wood?

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#3 posted 07-30-2011 02:55 PM

Good tip on laying the block on the metal plate.

I suppose another way to do it would to drill holes in the front of the piece, slightly deeper than the magnets themselves, then run a dado to remove a slice all the way across the front for a thin strip that will go over the magnets. Then you could just drop the magnets into the hole, glue the thin strip back on, and plane/sand things smooth. Although it’s probably still best to glue the magnets in when you glue the thin strip on, or they’ll be rattling around whenever you remove or add a knife.

Or I suppose you could simply drill the holes in the front for the magnets slightly deeper than the magnets (1/16, or a little more), then glue in the magnets and put a contrasting species of plug over the magnet, then plane/sand everything flush. You could do 1-2 rows of magnets in a straight line, or you could zig-zag them, etc.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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EvilNuff

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#4 posted 07-30-2011 04:23 PM

I drilled all the magnet holes from the back so the front is untouched still. You do have to drill the holes awfully shallow so it is a bit nerve wracking hoping not to pop through the front, heh.

Oh and I ordered pretty strong magnets online, 1/2” diameter and 1/2” deep, forget the strength but with a row of them they are hard to pull apart. I also covered the back with some spray adhesive and felt so you cannot see all the holes in the back. :) The magnets are in a zig zag pattern across the whole back.

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#5 posted 07-31-2011 10:46 PM

simple and functional,
Can you post a picture of the back side?

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#6 posted 07-31-2011 11:43 PM

nice one!

I need some idea for my ceramic knifes
neodymium magnet don’t work with em

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#7 posted 07-31-2011 11:52 PM

lcwood, You might want to consider something like this block
There are several blocks like this on LJs.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 08-02-2011 03:54 PM

Hi Sergiozal, no I cannot unfortunately. I took no pictures of the back and have since glued felt to it so the holes are covered. However, I can direct you to this link from finewoodworking.com which is where I got the idea:
Magnetic Knife Holder

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