|Project by ZED||posted 06-07-2012 05:03 PM||1531 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
My step mother got a set of really nice knives for Christmas. They are not supposed to be placed in a block knife holder and she had mentioned wanting a magnetic strip put in the kitchen to hold them. I made her this piece of “magic wood” that was very heavy! When I gave it to her she gave me a look that suggested she was really sad that my mind had finally succumbed to lacquer fumes. Her sadness quickly evaporated when I pulled out the meat cleaver though. She was even more surprised when the block flew out of her hand and clung to cleaver I had been swinging around it.
Cut on the band saw, routed, and inserted with nine ½, ½, 1.5” NdFeB Grade N52 magnets, and then glued up with gorilla glue and 6 pipe clamps. Sanded and finished with “The Good Stuff”. I encouraged her not to take it in her carry-on for the flight home. I was excited about the glue up, sometime gorilla glue pops through and is visible. I was fearful that there would be a line since the band saw cut was across the end grain that I would be able to see a line but as you can see flawless :)
-- A good craftsman is able to make it work with the tools he has, I still need more tools