Multi-purpose magnetic holder
The Mag-Blok can be used for just about anything* you can imagine. As long as it's magnet friendly you're good to go. You'll wonder how you got along without it!
*Holding power on some items such as flashlights are dependent on materials and thickness.
Because the Mag-Blok is all wood, unlike typical magnetic holders that rely on steel rails, the Mag-Blok can't ding or nick your high quality blade steel. Your knives will stay sharp longer with the Mag-Blok because wood is edge friendly.
Also, unlike traditional knife blocks, bacteria cannot get trapped in deep slots.
Mag-Bloks will keep your tools secure. With the holding power of Rare Earth magnets, Mag-Bloks are capable of holding heavier items such as large hand tools. Holding power is dependent on shape, friction and size of item. For large items, such as heavier hand planes with a relatively small contact area, we recommend two horizontal Mag-Bloks spaced several inches apart. Real world results may vary.
The construction methods used to make Mag-Bloks are such that the entire block appears to be a single piece of wood. Furthermore, the magnetic field is continuous, thanks to a full complement of rare Earth magents, meaning no "zones".
Unlike typical metal rail magnet bars, Mag-Bloks are attractive, designed to accentuate and enhance their environment.
Each wood type shown without(left) and with(right) Blok-Butter applied
We use premium solid hardwoods for all our MAG-BLOKs, finished with our all natural, food safe, Blok-Butter resulting in a renewable satin wipe-on finish. All Bloks now come unfinished (for those customers who may want to apply a stain) and include a full tube of Blok-Butter! All Mag-Bloks pictured have Blok-Butter already applied, your Blok will look considerably lighter when you receive it until you apply the included Blok-Butter.
As a natural product, wood grain and color can vary slightly, your blok will not be identical to those pictured but will be very similar with normal variances. Furthermore, darker woods tend to richen with age and exposure to UV light.
Each Mag-Blok comes with two #8 x 11/2 inch wood screws that hold the Mag-Blok to your surface. Two countersunk washers prevent splitting and leave a clean, finished look. Drywall anchors not included.
Quartered White Oak
Quartered White Oak
Includes fasteners and a tube of Blok-Butter
The finish we put on all our Mag-Bloks. Just slap on a thin layer, let it sit for a few minutes and buff it off with a clean cloth. Seals, renews and protects, food safe and natural.
Large tube | .6 oz. Enough for 6-7 bloks.
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1 tube included with each Mag-Blok
Replacement set of brass hardware for your Mag-Blok. Includes 2 washers and 2 screws.
What surfaces can I mount my Mag-Blok to?
Mag-Bloks should ideally be mounted into a stud or solid surface. When mounting to drywall with no stud available you must use drywall anchors. We like the E-Z Anchor style.
Mounting to ceramic or stone surfaces can be done a few different ways. You can, of course use anchors again. If you'd prefer not to drill, though we don't officially endorse it, some of our customers have had good results using 3M VHB (Very High Bond) mounting tape (other brands have similar products). We cannot, however, vouch for its use. Do so at your own risk.
Can I mount the Mag-Blok vertically?
No. Due to magnetic polarity and other factors, we don't recommend it.
How much weight will they hold?
It depends on the object. Thicker, wider objects like cleavers will hold incredibly well. Thinner, rounder objects, like a sharpening steel won't hold as well. We engineered the Mag-Blok to hold a wide variety of knives and tools. Experiment, but be safe. The Mag-Blok was designed for small hand tools and kitchen knives.
How do you get the magnets in there?!
We started growing the trees for Mag-Bloks about 30 years ago, training the saplings to grow precisely around the magnets. Just kidding. If we told you, we'd have to, um, you know the rest.
Why does my cherry Mag-Blok appear lighter than the one pictured?
Cherry is a wood species that darkens rapidly with exposure to UV light. A freshly planed cherry board will darken noticeably within a day or two when exposed to sun. The Blok-Butter will also darken the cherry when you apply it. Depending on where you mount your cherry Mag-Blok and how much sun it sees, you can expect your cherry Mag-Blok to darken after a few weeks of taking it out of the package. You can accelerate this process by placing the Mag-Blok on a window sill for a few days. You may also notice light and dark areas of the cherry as it ages since the knives slow the darkening process in the areas where they are mounted to the Mag-Blok. This will even out over time depending on your usage and light situation.
Why are there dark stains on the face of my Mag-Blok?
If your knives are made from high carbon steel and you put the knife away with moisture still on the blade, you'll get dark stains on the wood from the steel reacting with the trapped moisture. This is especially true with white oak, which contains more tannins than our other species. Make sure you dry your knives completely before putting them back on your Mag-Blok. To remove the stains, block sand the face of the Mag-Blok with 150 grit sandpaper until the stains are gone. Further smooth the surface with 180 and 220 grit sandpaper, then apply a fresh coat of Blok-Butter.
My knife won't stick!
It's probably made from stainless steel. Think about getting some better quality knives with more carbon content. Carbon means quality-- edge retention and fine grain for a keen edge. Many of our dealers will be quite eager to sell you an excellent knife. A knife that may well amaze you.
Will you make a Mag-Blok from my piece of wood?