How To: Make A Magnetic Knife Display

diy magnetic knife display
Photo: via e-how

I’m all for maximizing vertical storage in the kitchen, and this DIY magnetic knife display is not only practical, it’s pretty. Win win!      


diy magnetic knife display
photo: via e-how

I never really thought about how simple it is to make, but this step-by-step tutorial with photos has given me the little confidence boost to break out the saw and make my own! Check out the full tutorial over on E-How!      

DIY Magnetic Knife Display by [Mary & Tim for e-how]

Test Lab: Work Sharp 3000 Tool Sharpener Review

After hanging out in the DIY scene for a few years, I’ve realized something: a lot of creative projects are simply involve cutting or shaping raw materials and then putting them back together again. Of course, there are “from the ground up” projects, like painting or crochet, but sewing, cooking, woodworking, paper crafting, and many more require means to break down materials like wood, fabric, or vegetables into specific shapes before putting them back together in the way you want. Continue Reading

How To: Learn Basic, Safe Kitchen Knife Skills

Since graduating from college, I’ve slowly been developing good knife technique in the kitchen. I’ve learned that big, sharp knifes are actually safer, have been practicing efficient and consistent ways to prep all sorts of fresh veggies, aromatics like onions and garlic, and even a bit of DIY butchering.

And, ever since I got good enough to make it look like I sorta know what I’m doing, I’ve been saying, “Man, I should write up a Curbly post on this.” Continue Reading

Curbly Gift Guide: DIY and Home Improvement Tools

created at: 12/15/2010

Making your home a better place doesn’t take a lot of money, and you should never let a lack of supplies or tools intimidate you from trying a home improvement project. Remember, you can always rent or borrow any special tools you might need (a drywall jack, for example, is one of those things you probably don’t need to own, but comes in really, really handy when the time is right).

That said, having the right tool for the job can be the difference between a professional-looking result and something that just looks shabby. Continue Reading

Wooden Magnetic Knife and Tool Holder.

Wooden Magnetic Knife Holder from Lie-Nielson ToolworksThe on-the-wall magnetic knife block is a safe and efficient way to keep your blades sharp and on hand. But metal surfaces can scratch your tools and look a bit industrial, if that doesn’t suit your style.

As an alternative, Lie-Nielsen offers the Mag-Blok an alternative with an all-wood facade. With options in sugar maple and cherry, it’s made to fit your butcher blocks, and many models of cabinetry. And at $35.00 for an 18″ model, the price is plenty reasonable. Continue Reading