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    Magnets for Knife rak

    How strong, big magnets do i have to use for wooden knife rak ? To hold up yanagi or deba

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    Doing racks now?

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    I used 20x5 mm neodymium magnets, N52 with a pullforce of something like 23 kg each. There's about 1-2 mm of wood between the magnet and the knife, single magnet per knife, knives are held firmly, some do rotate a degree or two depending on how they are placed. If I'd do it again I might try a brick pattern but then using smaller magnets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxim View Post
    Only for me and Niclas
    Great, we could use some racks in our kitchen

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    I used triple rows of 10x5 mm n52 with 1-2mm wood cover.
    Hols a 240 yanagi, 180 Usuba and 160 deba but anything bigger would need to be tip down so the bolster stops it sliding off. I wanted to do double rows of 20x5 mm magnets for my bigger knives but were to expensive at the time.
    If you speak to a supplier they may send you some different sizes to try, I managed to get pairs of about 6 different sizes and made some mock ups to find the right strength size and spacing.
    Good luck with it

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    Be very careful when you work with those magnets. They chip very easy and are very very strong.

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    any pics??

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    Quote Originally Posted by TB_London View Post
    ...180 Usuba and 160 deba but anything bigger would need to be tip down so the bolster stops it sliding off.
    I store all my knives tip down so the bolster keeps them from sliding off. Why do people store them tip up if there's a chance they could slip off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard harley View Post
    any pics??
    Away from home ATM, but here is an old one:



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