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    What Magnets are used in a Magnetic Knife Rack?

    I have some random mahogany as well as some lyptus and wanted to make a knife rack. Anyone know what shape/ size magnets are typically used?

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    do a google search on rare earth magnets..

    hv fun..

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    I have a bunch of 1/4" diameter Neodymium discs but I think they are too small.

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    arent they powerful enough to hold the knife you want? some of the magnetic racks they use 2 rows of magnets for each knife. .The wood cant be too thick though.

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    Woodworker's supply has 3/8 and 1/2 inch.

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    For this:



    I used 2 rows of 20 mm neodymium discs. In hindsight, smaller ones would have done the job as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanjohnson View Post
    I have some random mahogany as well as some lyptus and wanted to make a knife rack. Anyone know what shape/ size magnets are typically used?

    OOPS: Magnetic
    If you have a wooden strip with embedded magnets in mind, get rectangular magnets, 1/2x1/8x2" and assort them in a row. This way, you won't have any blind spots. You can also get 1/2x1/8x1" but would need more magnets.
    http://www.magnet4less.com/product_i...products_id=54

    You might also want to consider using some Magnetic Field Shielding material to direct the pull into one direction - face of your block.

    As long as magnets are relatively close tot he face (about 1/8) you will get strong pull.

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    If you store your blades tip down they're less likely to slide off---the handle catches the edge of the rack.

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    @sean-dang fine tile. They just don't make them like they used to.

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    lol, thanks. The tiles are older than me acutally.

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