Designer knife block
An elegant revolving knife block
Online since: 01/06/2012, Number of visits: 178142
My application is a knife block for my husband's self-forged damask knife. In contrast to the already existing customer application Knife Block I made due with much fewer magnets and I came up with a more space-saving model.
With the help of a carpenter I mitred four side pieces, one bottom and one top piece out of birch-wood. (A much simpler, but less elegant solution would be a bunch of plywood!)
I drilled a hole in the bottom piece to fit the stainless steel pole (10 mm) and enlarged it a little bit with a round file, so the block would revolve easier.
I used a 20 mm centre bit (Forstnerbohrer) to drill three cavities at a distance of approx. 30 mm (one below the other) into the 4 side pieces. I made sure that about 4-5 mm of wood remained towards the outside as to not penetrate the wood entirely with the drill bit.
Now it's time to put the wooden block on the stainless steel pole - done!
Beautiful and astoundingly strong!
The forged knife has a blade length of 19 cm (+ 11 cm handle) and weighs about 200 g. The other knives are store-bought and lighter, like a bread knife with a blade length of 20 cm, weighing 90 g.
How well they stick to the block is demonstrated in the following video.
The entire content of this site is protected by copyright.
Copying the content or using it elsewhere is not permitted without explicit approval.