• 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
  • Magnet Ø25 x 5mm (NdFeB)
  • Some 6mm dowels
  • Wood glue
  • Clear varnish or walnut oil
  • 3x Felt pads
  • Your favourite kitchen knifes


  • End mill (around 3mm)
  • Corner rounding bit
  • Sandpaper


  • CNC mill
  • Manual router


  • Estlcam or another CAM Software
  • A 2D CAD Program to customize the knife slots

<p>hi this would be a great present for my sis I'm wondering if you would selli with the knifes, I tried making it , it was a complete disaster and would be nice gift idea.</p>
<p>here is my version whit some googly eyes :D</p>
<p>that is soooooo awesome</p>
<p>My mum found this and build it in around 15 hours without powertools. And the final product!</p>
<p>iam having trouble opening the files can they be sent to my e-mail in pdf if possible? moztu.laser@gmail.com </p><p>thanks!</p>
<p>iam having trouble opening the files can they be sent to my e-mail in pdf if possible? labrosse0529@yahoo.com</p>
<p>I made this in about a week in my Furniture making class that I take in high school it was only $5</p>
<p>couldn't get zip files to download can u send ur measurments plwase</p>
All I did is convert the zip file to a pdf then messed around with the size and got one I liked
<p>nice! i've been trying to get one of these made for a friend of mine for x-mas. can you do a knife block for me?<br>please contact me at thetexans at juno dot com<br>thanks!<br>michele<br>btw...nice trophy you got there on your avatar!</p>
<p>Looks great. You did a good job.</p>
<p>I love the design!</p>
<p>Does anyone knows the dimensions (size) of the finished product? I'm wondering how big it is, to see if it fits in my kitchen. I don't have a CNC machine nor the software to open the files. Thanks in advance! </p>
I can make these for people. I have made several for friends and family. Contact me at apopa@umail.iu.edu for design options and pricing.
How much do you charge for this?
<p>Would anyone make this for me? I have a newly engaged fencing couple on my christmas list! If you're willing please send me the cost and I'll be forever in your debt! karlydotcom@hotmail.com</p>
This was a fun little build. But I didnt anticipate how hard it would be to get the knives to sit right in their slots.
<p>Hey! I'm making custom knives, and if you wanted to purchase one, just leave me a comment, and we'll figure it out! It might be hard to do cross-seas though, to Europe, etc.</p>
<p>I'm very interested in buying one of those. I live in Per&uacute;. I'll be waiting for your reply.</p>
<p>Hi to everybody. I'm very interested in buying one of those. Could you send me one? I live in Per&uacute;. I'll be waiting for your reply.</p>
<p>There seems to be a problem with the zip file. The inside soldier.dxf and outside soldier.dxf are not viable. There are some errors which cause ACAD Lt to discard them. Can you send me the regular dwg files to my email please. It is ldubia@yahoo.com</p>
<p>not only good in look but useful, awesome</p>
<p>Have your highschool shop/woodworking class make it for you if you don't have the cutting machine. They do tons of projects for me.</p>
<p>I like the design, very original. Nice work.</p>
<p>I'm very interested in buying one of those. Could you send me one? I live in Brazil and my wife and I loved your piece. I'll be waiting for your reply.</p>
Hi there.I don't know if anybody respond you,in case don't, I'm planning to make one of these.It will take probably about 30 days, but if you still interested maybe I could make 2 or 3, then I'll send one to you.
<p>Very nice! But you want to store knives with the blade up instead of down. Repeatedly sliding a knife into the slot of a knife holder with the blade touching the wood dulls the blade - and some blades rather quickly. </p><p>Unfortunately, this might make the &quot;exposed-blade&quot; nature of your design somewhat less practical, at least for kitchens with children.</p>
<p>I find not using the knives at all keeps them very sharp. Conversely, I use the steel every time. If only there was a convenient place to hold it with this block...</p>
<p>thinking forward on that thought...the groove where the knieves go would have a v shape with diamond cuttting sharping inprinting on the v grove thus putting your knives in would be sharing them^</p>
<p>If sliding a knife into a wood block like this is going to dull the blade, what happens when you actually try to cut food with it against a cutting board?</p>
<p>Same thing. That's why pros either touch up with a steel frequently, or cut with just the tip in contact with the board.</p>
<p>Cutting just with the tip is even worse - it kills the very portion of the blade you actually use.</p>
<p>You should not cut with the tip. You cut with the length of the blade, and the tip is used as a base point. You can either dull the tip, or dull the entire edge.</p><p>The tip comes into play for sectioning, and doesn't have to be that sharp to make an entry point.</p><p>If the tip is the part you &quot;actually use,&quot; why do you have a 10&quot; knife?<br><br>SOURCE: 30 years as a bladesmith, sharpener and professional cutler.</p>
<p>I was not arguing for cutting just with the tip. I mistakenly understood that this is what you were saying.</p><p>Anyway, would you say this guy knows a thing or two about using a knife in the kitchen? <a href="http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/technique/knife-skills" rel="nofollow"> http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/technique/knife-skills</a></p><p>Based on personal experience - in the kitchen, not in a forge, and just as an amateur, not a professional - I'd say he does. As you can notice, there are more ways to use a knife than just touching the board with just the tip.</p>
<p>I don't own a CNC machine, nor any kind of cutting machine for that matter. But I still want to make this! I'm thinking of layers of thick cardboard, would that be good?</p>
<p>If you go slow, you can drill a series of holes and saw and file between them. Clamped card stock will work, but won't look as good or last as well.</p>
<p>I would have never thought of that. Thank you! Another solution I came with was, if I still have to buy the wood, they may cut the general shape right there for free or just a little tip.</p>
<p>Agreed. Maybe bonding a little strip of leather in a V shape into the slot would be an idea? </p>
<p>No, knives need to be on the flat or edge up. Leather will dull them just as fast as wood.</p>
<p>doesn't even have to be a Vee, just a strip. I made several scabbards and used leather from old couches to line them, they work well. I try to not sharpen more then 4 times per year.</p><p>But even s better a wooden block then tossed unprotected in drawers. </p>
<p>Superb look and design.</p>
<p>This is sparta!!!</p>
<p>could i use a laser cutter instead? if i modifyed the plans</p>
<p>Hi!! I'm really interested in buying one, too!! Please email me at manufato@libero.it</p><p>Thanks!!!!!</p>

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