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two magnetic knife blocks i made a couple of month ago. The first one is made of oak “ply” and the second one is made out of maple with an old wine case plate filled up with epoxy and polished.
Nov 01, 2013
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#1 posted 10-31-2013 06:57 PM
This is a great idea! What kinds of magnets are you putting in there? Is it one large one or multiple?
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#2 posted 10-31-2013 07:05 PM
Great work. It would be interesting to know how you did the magnets.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#3 posted 10-31-2013 07:09 PM
Great, I like this more than the ones with slots, Thank you for posting
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#4 posted 10-31-2013 07:21 PM
Welcome to Lj’s
A great work
As the others members the magnets are my interrogation
Thanks for sharing
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#5 posted 10-31-2013 07:33 PM
I would guess that they are rare earth magnets. Veritas used to sell them, not sure if they still do or not. Nice work.
#6 posted 10-31-2013 08:22 PM
I installed 6 magnets in a block; 3 on every side. They are installed at the back of every outer panel. I routed a 20mm hole for every magnet (the magnets have a diameter of 20mm)...of course you could also do this by a forstner bit. I tested several depths; 2mm of wood left to the outer surface. Just fill the magnet holes with epoxy or PU Glue.
P.S. Forgot to mention, that the magnets are located at the near front of the block, so the knives are balanced and hold perfectly at their mass balance.
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#7 posted 10-31-2013 08:41 PM
I always thought the idea of knife blocks was to protect little, or not so little, hands from the sharp blades so I also feel this looks nice but it is perhaps not really practical imho Alistair
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#8 posted 10-31-2013 09:48 PM
At first I thought they were encased behind plexi, but I see now that’s not the case. Perhaps if protecting little fingers were a concern, that would be a way to achieve a similar look but not leave cutting edges exposed…
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#9 posted 10-31-2013 10:25 PM
See I always thought they were to protect blades rather than hands.
I sure love the look of that block.
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#10 posted 11-01-2013 12:22 AM
These are clever designs. The curve should make grabbing the handles easy.
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#11 posted 11-01-2013 06:31 AM
Nothing wrong with living dangerously.I like it….................
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#12 posted 11-01-2013 06:34 PM
This is great…and if we didn’t have young ones, I’d be on it! I always like the idea of a magnetic knife strip, but they look too much like a commercial kitchen – my wife wouldn’t go for that. This block has the warmth of home, plus a contemporary feel.
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