Hexagonal Magnetic Knife Block

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Project by bobasaurus posted 05-17-2013 05:10 PM 1894 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this magnetic knife block for a Mother’s Day gift (that’s now late since I work slowly), based on a similar project by JDBlades.

There are neodymium magnets in the plugged holes, two in each side of the hexagon to keep the knives attached and aligned. The different heights of the sides allow for various blade lengths on the knives. The base is made from padauk, the hexagon cylinder is some mystery wood… maybe jatoba or bubinga. I finished it with waterlox original followed by a mineral oil / wax mixture for food safety.

Here are a couple progress pics:

Edit: I found out that the mystery wood is actually Jatoba. Nice-looking stuff.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#1 posted 05-17-2013 05:15 PM

That is a really nice project,
thanks for sharing, and its one of my favorites now.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#2 posted 05-17-2013 05:31 PM

Thats realy a cool idea

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 05-17-2013 06:00 PM

Neat idea, nice execution.

-- Chris K

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#4 posted 05-17-2013 06:12 PM

Hello bobasaurus

A very original project very well done

Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 05-17-2013 07:45 PM

I like it. Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 05-18-2013 11:06 AM

Well that’s different. Good too.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 05-18-2013 11:08 AM


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#8 posted 05-18-2013 02:52 PM

Nice, Im going have to add that to my list of present idea!

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#9 posted 05-21-2013 03:51 PM

Unique and good looking knife block. Like the hexagon shape and the base. It will be greatly used in the kitchen. Well done!

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#10 posted 06-21-2013 06:09 PM

Beautiful and useful! You’ve taken JDBlades’ idea and made it your own. Love that about this site! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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