Knife Blocks

  • Advertise with us
Project by Robbie01011987 posted 10-31-2013 06:51 PM 2500 views 19 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.

12 comments so far

View HollisLocke's profile


7 posts in 3094 days

#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?

-- Hollis-

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

30615 posts in 3414 days

#2 posted 10-31-2013 07:05 PM

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

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View Sergio's profile


470 posts in 3769 days

#3 posted 10-31-2013 07:09 PM

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

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

View Diggerjacks's profile


2330 posts in 4215 days

#4 posted 10-31-2013 07:21 PM

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

View garriv777's profile


148 posts in 3941 days

#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.

View Robbie01011987's profile


8 posts in 2748 days

#6 posted 10-31-2013 08:22 PM

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.

View SCOTSMAN's profile


5849 posts in 4661 days

#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

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

View Grahambo's profile


17 posts in 2968 days

#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…

-- He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

View Michael Wilson's profile

Michael Wilson

588 posts in 3567 days

#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.

View bobasaurus's profile


3713 posts in 4260 days

#10 posted 11-01-2013 12:22 AM

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

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

View redryder's profile


2393 posts in 4178 days

#11 posted 11-01-2013 06:31 AM

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

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

View georgiaken's profile


49 posts in 2795 days

#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.

Nice work…

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics