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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckhand View Post
    So what happened? Update?
    It was a double failure.
    The magnets were not positioned correctly to hold my knives securely.
    But I know what to do for the next one. Jim's comment about a double row is right on.
    Since the blades are not flat I need more strength and surface contact area.

    I think next I will try double rows and closer together. I will do a test piece before I make the whole thing.

    As for being a fridge magnet....
    .....nope.
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    Sorry to hear that. I know you will get it right. Good luck!

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    Its so damn beautiful I don't even care if it works. It would still look good hanging on the wall

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    World's most beautiful screwdriver holder.

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    drill out the old magnets and use same or larger diameter in double thickness with thin round pieces from a nice burl to cover the magnets...

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    Who cares if it doesn't work as planned - the damn thing is awesome!

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    Too late to do anything else with it.
    I poured gasoline on it,
    lit it on fire,
    called it names,
    and then urinated on the smoldering coals.
    I will never work with burl again!!!!!

    Not really.
    But.... I will start over with a new piece and try to do it right this time.
    I usually keep my failures around as a reminder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    It was a double failure.
    The magnets were not positioned correctly to hold my knives securely.
    But I know what to do for the next one. Jim's comment about a double row is right on.
    Since the blades are not flat I need more strength and surface contact area.

    I think next I will try double rows and closer together. I will do a test piece before I make the whole thing.

    As for being a fridge magnet....
    .....nope.
    I know this is years after but I thought I would add that you didnt have to add a new row of magnets and an easy to to fix this exist (not talking about the spacing between each magnet).

    If your magnets are not set deep enough to have enough pull strength, simple use a planer to reduce the amount of wood between the outside wall and the magnet. Sanding may be an option

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndavid View Post
    I know this is years after but I thought I would add that you didnt have to add a new row of magnets and an easy to to fix this exist (not talking about the spacing between each magnet).

    If your magnets are not set deep enough to have enough pull strength, simple use a planer to reduce the amount of wood between the outside wall and the magnet. Sanding may be an option
    Ya, sorry to show up to the party a bit late too, but I agree that all was not lost. I like Wil C's thought, and almostly agree with the above, accept I would suggest a drum sander to reduce the thickness of the material on the front side where the knives will be hanging. If it feels like it would have thinning the material out to much, then you could simply fir it out from the back side, allowing you to place your wall hanging hardware. Heck, could be a good way to do it in the future. Kind of give the block a bit of a shadow box appearance with it being off the wall slightly. Also would allow you to work with thinner slabs. Probably 1/2" min? Especially when it's made out of burl. Just my 2¢ please feel free to ignore.

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    Good advice guys.
    I have a bunch of magnets so I will have to try again.
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