Introduction: Knife Block
- This quite unusual but practical knife block is a relatively fast and simple project for your CNC machine...
- There is some manual work involved (edge rounding, glueing and sanding) but with the right tools it won't take too much time...
Step 1: Things You'll Need:
Bill of materials:
- (Beech) plywood:
- 700 x 290 x 15mm
- 460 x 340 x 15mm
- 350 x 340 x 15mm
- 260 x 340 x 15mm
- End mill (around 3mm)
- Corner rounding bit
- CNC mill
- Manual router
- Estlcam or another CAM Software
- A 2D CAD Program to customize the knife slots
Step 2: Overview:
- Each main part consists of two respectively three 15mm boards that will later be glued together. It is much simpler to machine it this way than creating solid, thick parts...
- Perfect alignment of the boards is ensured by some 6mm dowels...
- The 3 main parts are held together by glued mortise / tenon joints. This is rock-solid and very simple to do on a CNC machine but you need to be aware of material thickness tolerances. If your material is considerably thicker or thinner than 15mm you should change the drawings accordingly - otherwise you'll face a lot of manual rework to fit the parts...
- The shields knife slots need to be customized to match your blades - you can do this with most 2D CAD programs...
- The sharpening steel is just held by a strong magnet inside the soldiers "helmet" - so it unfortunately won't work with ceramic ones...
Step 3: Lets Start:
Play the Video for step by step instructions...
Step 4: Project Files:
The .zip file below contains all required .dxf drawings and also the finished Estlcam project files...