In this instructable I am going to show you how to make an efficient storage solution for your knives and other culinary tools. I am a professional chef for a living, and bringing your own tools to work is the name of the game, especially when you are a caterer; part of being a caterer is going to all different places to cook i.e. inside office buildings, peoples homes, parks, etc. so being able to have a little mobile kitchen box is the best possible answer. This setup would also work amazingly for anyone who is a culinary student, or anyone who is an avid cook that want to there knives to be safe and protected.
Step 1: The Box
The box that I used is an aluminum tool case from harbor freight. I bought it for 25 dollars, it comes full of dividers and foam inserts, you can lose the dividers but save the foam. also the shoulder strap is optional (I don't use mine). also you can order one right here
Step 2: Making the supports for the knives
This part is pretty straight forward, all you need is some wood glue, a drill and a small saw.
What i did is found a small piece of thin plywood and cut it just to make a base to glue my two 3/4"x3/4" pieces to. then I drilled holes every 3/4" along the two pieces and glued them down to the piece of plywood. Then just take some small dowels and insert them into the holes with more wood glue, then wham bam thank you ma'am! you have the part the holds your knives in the upright and locked position. sitting next to the support in the photo is the pieces of foam that I cut just to go in the gaps between the legs of the supports.