Magnetic Kitchen Knife Stand with Knives

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Project by JDBlades posted 08-29-2010 04:20 AM 4117 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these kitchen knives and stand for my parents. Having never been a big fan of large, chunky knife blocks that take up lots of room on a counter, I knew I’d have to do something different. I designed a magnetic, five-sided, semicircular knife stand, using birdseye maple for the upright and pine for the base. I used some ingenious adjustable clamps from Rockler during the glue-up, and epoxied the uprights to the base. I stained the stand uprights with MinWax Golden Oak stain (same as the upper kitchen cabinets) and finished with polyurethane. The semi-circular base was painted the same color as our lower kitchen cabinets.

The knives include (left to right) a bread knife, large chef knife, medium chef knife, boning knife, and paring knife. All have maple handles – bread and boning with curly maple, and the rest with birdseye maple.

Comments, questions, suggestions, good jokes and all other manner of verbiage welcome.

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Tom Goodman

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#1 posted 08-29-2010 04:36 AM

Now that’s thinking outside the box. Or should I say outside the block.
Great job.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. [email protected]

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#2 posted 08-29-2010 04:51 AM

Very unigue design, never seen anything like it before.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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Daniel Wise

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#3 posted 08-29-2010 07:20 AM

Good idea using progressively taller uprights behind each knife. Looks good. Where did you get you knife hardware?

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#4 posted 08-29-2010 07:46 AM

Nice set. I too would be interested in knowing where the blades are from.
Ever try making your own blades?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Bob Kollman

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#5 posted 08-29-2010 08:22 AM

Those knives pop!!!! Gota love birds eye!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#6 posted 08-29-2010 04:56 PM

What a wonderful piece! It looks Really Beautiful.
Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 08-29-2010 06:12 PM

It’s really great . Very unique.

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#8 posted 08-29-2010 08:25 PM

That’s a good idea! Those knives look great as a set, well done! Great project…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 05-17-2013 06:22 PM

Thanks for the great idea. I just made a similar knife block for a Mother’s Day gift.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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