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Project by Robbie01011987 posted 168 days ago 1590 views 18 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone,

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.





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HollisLocke

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#1 posted 168 days ago

This is a great idea! What kinds of magnets are you putting in there? Is it one large one or multiple?

-- Hollis-

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 168 days ago

Great work. It would be interesting to know how you did the magnets.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Sergio

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#3 posted 168 days ago

Great, I like this more than the ones with slots, Thank you for posting

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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Diggerjacks

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#4 posted 168 days ago

Hello Robbie

Welcome to Lj’s

A great work

As the others members the magnets are my interrogation

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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garriv777

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#5 posted 168 days ago

I would guess that they are rare earth magnets. Veritas used to sell them, not sure if they still do or not. Nice work.

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Robbie01011987

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#6 posted 168 days ago

Hey everyone,

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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SCOTSMAN

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#7 posted 168 days ago

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

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Grahambo

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#8 posted 168 days ago

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…

-- He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

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Michael Wilson

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#9 posted 168 days ago

See I always thought they were to protect blades rather than hands.

I sure love the look of that block.

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bobasaurus

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#10 posted 168 days ago

These are clever designs. The curve should make grabbing the handles easy.

-- Allen, Colorado

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redryder

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#11 posted 168 days ago

Nothing wrong with living dangerously.
I like it….................

-- mike...............

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georgiaken

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#12 posted 167 days ago

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.

Nice work…

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