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    Making my 1st magnetic knife rack

    Now that I am starting to get some good kitchen knives, I figured I needed a magnetic knife rack.
    Let me preface this with the comment that this was not preplanned. I just winged it as I went along.
    As I was putting this together I remembered a lot of things I had forgotten as well as thought of different ways to do things better next time.

    1st I took a slab of maple burl and drew an arc to help with the magnet placement.


    Then I drew a circle around the magnets and colored in the ones where the magnets would go. This gave me a better idea what it would look like and kept me from drilling in the wrong place.


    Now I drilled the wholes.


    I found out when glueing them into place, I needed to give some space between the ones I glued.
    1st try I was doing one magnet next to the other and one pulled the other out of the hole next to it and they stuck together.


    Now they are all glued in place.


    Now the excess glue and the lines sanded away.
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    Here I have the first few coats of the finish.
    1st danish oil followed by spray lacquer.


    I am having a feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach.
    Something I should have checked in the beginning.

    Will the placement of the magnets be strong enough to hold my knives in place?
    I have a feeling I messed up.
    I will take it home tonight to see.
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    They look close enough together for it to work.

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    I am thinking I messed this one up.
    I wonder what else I could use this for?
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    Looks good! I certainly hope it works out for you. If not, the only thing I can think of is a big fridge magnet . Sorry couldn't help myself

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    Wow that's looks really really good!!! Looks like it would work fine did you try it from the non-magnet side or do those go all the way through? Are those rare earth magnets?

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    You could write a message on the backside and stick it to the bumper of your car. Want a new message - sand it off and write a new one - voila! If that turns into a business, I want my cut

    But I also think it should be fine for the knives...

    Stefan

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    Taylor,
    I think you have identified this correctly.
    My wife is the sort that will want to keep it and tell me she loves it.

    Well, I have lots more magnets so I better make one that works.

    Deckhand,
    Yes they are rare earth magnets.
    I haven't tried it yet. Just a feeling
    I am taking it home tonight to see if it is strong enough.
    I will try it out before my wife sees it.
    That way I might sound more convincing when I say "Look Honey, I made you a giant refrigerator magnet".

    Stefan,
    The idea of magnetic bumper burls might be a tough one to market.
    It does have a ring to it though.
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    I can't imagine it won't be strong enough to hold knives, but only one way to find out!

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    Sweet!

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