The Knife Nest - Kitchen Top Knife Holder

I’m Michael Tyler and for more than 8 years I have been creating Vectric’s Free monthly projects. I’ve made everything from spring wreaths and mantle clocks, to snow sledges and cheeseboards.

Did you know there are already more than 80 projects free for Vectric customers to take advantage of and we’re working on more every month? Each zipped project includes the files relating to the project as well as a comprehensive PDF guide that covers all the key steps help you complete your project - including tips on materials, tooling and finishes. Since 2018 free projects also come with their own video that tells the story of the project from start to finish.

The Knife Nest - Kitchen Top Knife Holder

This month's free project, created by Michael Tyler for Vectric is a must have for all of our budding Chefs. Here you will be creating a beautiful rustic style kitchen knife holder which makes for a great looking center piece for any kitchen worktop.

This project uses the process of two sided machining, so if you have never done this before this a great way to learn and enhance your CNC skills. For those of you that have, Michael gives some great tips along the way, including how to get precise alignment using just two dowel pins.

The finished dimensions of this project are approximately 4" W x 5.5" D x 9.5" H

If you go ahead and create this project, then it would be great to see a photo of your finished piece over on the Vectric Forum. Alternatively feel free to email us a picture of your finished piece at

which Vectric software do i need to be able to open the free project files?

Versions Aspire 4+, VCarve 7+ of the software

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