Magnetic Knife Blocks

I was looking for a quick win project after the many months spent on the Fremont Nightstands. So this was a quick 1 day project using some walnut off cuts and rare earth magnets.

I routed a groove through all but about 1/16″ of the wood, set the magnets in, and then topped them with a bit of black tinted epoxy to keep everything in place. The only issue I had was the epoxy seeped through the crotch wood block, but fortunately it all cleaned up without issue with a little sanding.

I added a nice chamfer to the edges and some keyhole slots on the back for hanging.

The knife blocks were finished with a coat of Rubio Monocoat Walnut.

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