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The Knife Rack

Necessity is the mother of invention Have you ever put your hand in a drawer on a moving boat to get a knife and reached where you shouldn’t? Yeah me too. We decided knives in a drawer were a bad idea. I didn’t want to have a knife block on the counter so I designed one that I could put on the wall and still be safe. I had visions of a knife thrower on a moving boat if the knives came out while underway. I had some teak and walnut scraps around my shop and thought I would see what would turn out. I should have taken pictures while I was working but wasn’t sure it would turn out or if we would even use it. Here is what happened.

Take a few measurements of the knives

Take a few measurements of the knives

Test with a few home knives

Test with a few home knives

Back view. Added some relief in case the wall was curved

Back view. Added some relief in case the wall was curved

Maybe here but higher? The boss will decide.

Maybe here but higher? The boss will decide.

Since I was cutting up a bunch of scrap I figured I would make new storage for my router bits. I used the wood from a wine box to make the frame and some walnut scraps from a house that was being torn down. I call myself a high end dumpster diver looking for wood. The great reclaimer.

The racks slide out so I can use near my router

The racks slide out so I can use near my router