-DIY magnetic knife holder -
For my small kitchen i needed a solution for holding my 3 most used knives, I wanted them to be on the rail I already have. couldn't find anything that will do the job so I built a DIY magnetic knife holder.
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Step 1: WATCH THE VIDEO
You will need:
- plastic cutting board (5 - 6 mm in thickness), or any other piece of plastic you may have.
- magnets: I used three 4 x 4 x 25 mm for each knife, any magnet with sufficient holding force will work.
(I cant find the same ones I used, those are similar and should work, choose the 25 x 10 x 3 mm:
- 2 M4 screws.
- Utility knife
- 2.5, 3, 5 mm drill bits, M4 tap
- file, torch, wood plane (not necessary)
Step 2: Cutting Board and Sizing
Cutting 14.5 cm by 3 cm (about 1 3/16 by 5.7 inches)
from the board with a hack saw.
With the help of a caliper marking the holes for the magnets.
With the 2.5 mm drill bit drilling in the inside of the markings.
Connecting the holes with a utility knife.
Filling to the line and checking the fit.
7 mm from the top I make two 5 mm holes equally spaced for the m4 screws.
Drilling 3 mm holes and tapping m4 threads where you want the holder.
Install the rail and the holder, and its done !