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This is a magnetic knife strip that is made from cut-offs of fine hardwoods that I had lying around the shop. Glue them all together and you get some...
This knife hanging strip was made from a piece of scrap, scrap wood material. First, make a bunch of scrap wood material as described in this instruc...
I made a large knife rack that uses two strips glued together. Before gluing the two strips end to end to make one long one, I chopped the edge to be...
Glue the ends of the two strips together and clamp them well using another strip of wood to act as a caul opposite the clamp.
Using 80 and 120 grit sanding discs, sand the strip and remove any glue marks. There's no need to go much higher in grit since the finishing sanding ...
Cut a groove or rabbit in the strip using a router and a 1/2" straight bit. I used a router table to do this and set the fence so that the bit would ...
With the grove cut, it's time to cut a spline that will fill that space once the magnets have been inserted. With a few test magnets in place for thi...
Grab two more short pieces of scrap material that are cut to sizer and cap the ends of the strip. Use a caul along the back of the strip to make sure...
Using a round over bit, a router, and a router table, pick the nicest side of the wood strip and round over the edges on that side. The round over bi...
Now it's time to do the finishing sanding. Using 120, 180 and then 220 grit sanding discs, sand the entire strip and remove any marks from the clampi...
The hardest part of making this knife strip was working with the rare earth magnets. They have a surprising affinity to stick to one another and will...
Using a quick set 2-part epoxy, glue the magnets into place inside the knife strip.
Using more of the same epoxy, glue the spline into position on top of the magnets. This will hold all the magnets in position forever. Apply clamps ...
Apply a food safe finish, such as mineral oil or butcher block oil. I'm using a gel varnish here that's FDA approved called "Good Stuff" which I quit...
I didn't want to interrupt the face of my knife rack with mounting hardware, so I opted for keyhole hangers, also called keyhole brackets, which slide...
Clean up the small chunks of wood between the circles with a hand chisel. Test fit the keyhole hanger in place.
Mount the bracket using a Vix Bit, or self-centering pre-driller which will ensure that the holes for your hardware are exactly in the correct positio...
The keyhole hangers simply need two screw heads to lock on to. I've got drywall in my kitchen wall so I used some plastic plugs and 1.5" screws to se...
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Posted:May 15, 2012
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