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keegan
02-18-2013, 01:34 AM
Hey all, I'm new here. For my first post I want to sing the praises of someone I found on Etsy.com who makes reclaimed wood magnetic knife bars out of teak, oak and other woods. He is a furniture maker so his woodworking skills are top notch. His knife bars end up as one seamless piece of wood. He saws the wood in half, embeds the magnets and then glues the wood back together almost seamlessly - he had to point out the seam in the wood to me, I could not find it. Amazing craftsmanship. The same internal square magnets that hold the knives on also hold the strip of wood to the thick steel backplate, which is what gets screwed to the wall. This means no exposed screws. The square magnets also mean no "dead spots" between round magnets.

I am not affiliated with him or his Etsy shop, I'm just a very very satisfied customer! He can do custom sizes and I cant recommend him enough. Here is his Etsy shopfront. Check him out! http://www.etsy.com/shop/furnishedmodern

Keegan

JBroida
02-18-2013, 01:40 AM
hey keegan... nice to see you on here. Welcome by the way.

Johnny.B.Good
02-18-2013, 01:49 AM
Welcome, Keegan.

I'm still considering a magnetic knife bar, and will keep your recommendation in mind.

chinacats
02-18-2013, 01:52 AM
Greetings!

brainsausage
02-18-2013, 02:08 AM
Welcome! Very timely post, as I've been considering picking up a mag bar lately...

ecchef
02-18-2013, 02:44 AM
Welcome Keegan. Thanks for the link.

sachem allison
02-18-2013, 02:48 AM
welcome!

jimbob
02-18-2013, 03:54 AM
They are very nice. I might just have to buy a house to put them up in!

franzb69
02-18-2013, 04:16 AM
reclaimed wood are always awesome!

i hate putting good materials to waste.

welcome!

Dave Martell
02-18-2013, 11:23 AM
Welcome Keegan :)

keegan
02-18-2013, 03:28 PM
Hi Jon!

And thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!

Here are some photos of my knife bar. On the end towards camera in the last two pictures there is a seam hidden there, about 1/6th the way from the right side. The back of the piece is solid wood as well, with two registration holes that fit over the screws. The thick steel back baseplate is also awesome aesthetically. Mine is the teak wood version. Enjoy!

keegan

http://mkeeganuhl.com/onestar/130218_0001.jpg
http://mkeeganuhl.com/onestar/130218_0002.jpg
http://mkeeganuhl.com/onestar/130218_0003.jpg
http://mkeeganuhl.com/onestar/130218_0004.jpg

boomchakabowwow
02-18-2013, 04:39 PM
so the magnetic forces go through the wood? is the magnet set inside a router slot on the inside? got a pic of the backside?

i love it. the cheap magnet ones sometimes leave a tarnish mark from the steel on steel contact.

keithsaltydog
02-18-2013, 06:23 PM
Some nice blades on that teak bar.

Patatas Bravas
02-18-2013, 06:35 PM
It's a nice one! But looks like too much space on that bar. Now time to buy more knives.

keegan
02-18-2013, 07:16 PM
Here is a video showing some more detail...


https://vimeo.com/59948097


so the magnetic forces go through the wood? is the magnet set inside a router slot on the inside? got a pic of the backside?

i love it. the cheap magnet ones sometimes leave a tarnish mark from the steel on steel contact.

ChiliPepper
02-18-2013, 09:58 PM
Talking of clever craftsmen and artisans who deserve accolade, also have a look at this excellent magnetic knife bar: simple, cheap and quite effective.
I have one and it does its job quite nicely (magnets choice and placement is awesome, as they will "auto-space" your knives and keep them vertical).
http://shop.anniesarc.com/collections/products/magnetic

Pensacola Tiger
02-18-2013, 10:00 PM
Welcome to the forums!

ChiliPepper
02-18-2013, 10:04 PM
And yes: welcome! :biggrin:

keegan
02-18-2013, 10:18 PM
And a link to the video for those on their iphone (embedded video doesn't seem to show up). https://vimeo.com/59948097


Here is a video showing some more detail...


https://vimeo.com/59948097

Chips
02-22-2013, 02:21 AM
I lurk a lot more than I post. But I had to buy one of these tonight at the same time I bought the biggest Boardsmith Cutting Board. I love functional upgrades to daily life :)

Mike9
02-22-2013, 08:33 AM
Welcome Keegan - that's a really slick knife bar I like it.

Bill13
02-22-2013, 03:34 PM
Etsy is a great way to connect with craftsmen (and women)! I had a quilt made for my daughter, custom fabrics and size for 375. Really a great way to find something unique!

Chef Niloc
02-25-2013, 04:34 AM
I don't really like the whole "green" thing. I prefer my things to be made out of the rarest things possible preferably things that are extinct or endangered, makes it unique and difficult to obtain or re-create.

Notaskinnychef
02-25-2013, 06:07 AM
wow, that second link to Annie's is a lot cheaper, less than half price plus its 3 inches longer to boot. If i had a place for it would do it, but sadly I bought a massive knife block to house all my random shrapnel (altho its all crap aside from my CN lol)