Project:Magnetic Knife Holder

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Magnetic Knife Holder

Magnetic Knife Holder Done.jpg
Status: Done.
Release Date: January 2018
Initiator: Patrick
Materials Used: wood (glued laminated timber, beech),
magnets, epoxy
Tools Used: cordless drill, chisels
Approx. Cost: around 10€

The most important tool in the kitchen should be easily accessed, but knife blocks take up a lot of space and are not very hygienic. Personally I always fancied a magnetic holder, but the good looking ones are quite expensive.



I sketched all the spots which should contain magnets on the piece of wood and drilled them out with a 7 mm wood drill bit (same size as the magnets). The holes need to be a bit deeper than the thickness of the magnets, so they can pressed in slightly below the surface. Afterwards the magnets were pressed in and some 5 min epoxy was applied onto the magnets to secure them.

Once the epoxy had hardened the excess was removed with a chisel and sandpaper. I applied (coconut) oil onto the wood before mounting to protect it from moisture and bring out the grain of the wood.