Introduction: Chefs Knives Drawer Sorter/ Knife Protector

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Here's the unsafe mess. And a not too good a storage idea.
I just moved into a small apartment after a separation.
I do have a magnetic blade holder, but knives have fallen on more than one occasion...not cool.

Step 1: Measure Your Drawer Span...

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...make sure you measure twice per the ancient rules of woodworking.

Step 2: Make Mock Up

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Proof of concept.
I grabbed a splintered piece of 2x4, sawed in grooves for blades and, i liked it.
I could have left it "hobo" like this, but I wanted something just a wee bit more handsome.

Step 3: Gluing Up

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If you aren't using solid stock of your favorite wood, then you'll have to glue something up.
These are drops, i was given, from a cabinet shop in New Orleans by my friend Chris Kirsch.

Step 4: Sand Well...

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...your workpiece...apply a stain/varnish, oil, etc.

Step 5: Notch...

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...your workpiece.

Step 6: And Bob's Your Uncle

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Knives are supported and held in place. No worries about fishing round for the one you want. No worries about knocking the honed edges on other blades.
I hope this simple, fast project will serve its purpose.

Comments

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-06-19

This is a great idea. Never have to root around in a drawer of loose knives to find the one that you want.

exactly! or risk injury.

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