Magnetic Knife Rack--Holiday Project

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  1. Jan 5, 2019 #1

    ACHiPo

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    I had a nice 3" thick slab of spalted maple that was begging for some good project. I also had knives coming in and my block is full. So I designed and fabricated this self-supporting magnetic knife rack. It has 27 magnets 0.120" from the front surface in three rows to hold the knives. The face is tipped back 7º and the cut-out for the handles is 0.6" deep. Finish is mineral oil and wax. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
     

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  2. Jan 6, 2019 #2

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    Love this! Nice work
     
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  3. Jan 6, 2019 #3

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    Thank you. It’s not often an idea comes to mind and I actually execute it. Plus my wife told me tonight, “gee, it looks like that could hold 10 knives”.
    :p
     
  4. Jan 11, 2019 #4

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    Nicely done, very creative and a beautiful product!
     
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  5. Jan 11, 2019 #5

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    Looks great!
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2019 #6

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    Looks great! I love free standing magnetic blocks if you have room for them.

    Especially with 3 rows of magnets, do you feel the 7 degree lean is enough? Not sure of the weight of it, but just wondered if there were any tipping concerns when taking a larger knife off.

    Edit: Actually I just measured mine and it s only 5 degrees although there is more base in front. I have never had an issue.
     
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  7. Jan 12, 2019 #7

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    Very nice work, glad you shared it.
    Maybe someday ...
     
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  8. Jan 12, 2019 #8

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    Thanks! The tilt back angle is fine—it doesn’t really need anything but I like the tilt and bottom ledge. It’s very stable and leans against the backsplash.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2019 #9

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    Very nice! Let me know when you get tired of it!

    Ken
     
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  10. Jan 12, 2019 #10

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    That thing absolutely rocks! Going to have to try and make something like that myself now.
     
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  11. Jan 12, 2019 #11

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    Very nice, reminds me a bit of my walnut one. I like the live edges too.
     
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