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    IT WORKS!!!!!!

    I am very happy now.
    This placement of magnets works great.
    A couple forum members had talked to me about other magnet strips and that influenced how I placed the magnets.

    By keeping one directly above the other it gives a better hold and the knife does not turn or spin.

    Spacing the magnets the way I have horizontally may be overkill but it makes it so I can place a knife anywhere on the strip and it holds good.

    The thickness of the top layer is just under 1/8" thick. This gives a strong hold on the knives but also makes them easy to remove or place on the rack. Gentle but firm, if that makes any sense.

    I grabbed these knives out of the junk drawer. Before you guys brought me to the light, this is what I used.


    Turning at an angle the knives still don't shift.


    Another check for hold.
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    Congratulations on your success! If you make it look like the first attempt. Put me on the list!

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    Okay Mark, you get a 'pass' on the knives, but not the dang handles. Don't you know any good wood suppliers!!!!

    Congrats on the working prototype. I''ll bet you can produce some real stunners with the woods you have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildBoar View Post
    Okay Mark, you get a 'pass' on the knives, but not the dang handles. Don't you know any good wood suppliers!!!!

    Congrats on the working prototype. I''ll bet you can produce some real stunners with the woods you have.
    These have become gardening, weed pulling knives.

    Here is some wood I am going to try out using a combo of cut and natural edge.
    I am not sure if I will be able to cut off a thin slice and embed the magnets under that,
    or if I will need to drill in from the back.
    So I have 2 pieces I can mess up finding out which way to go.
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    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassEye View Post
    If I was making a magnetic rack, I would stagger the magnets so that the knives will stick at any location rather than wanting to be over a vertical column of magnets. I have never used a magnetic rack, but I could see knives wanting to possibly collide depending on blade height and spacing.

    I quite liked the looks of the first attempt.
    +1 on the staggering.

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    Got a knife with a strong convex grind? Those are the ones that spin the most on me. Flat ones like that don't usually go anywhere.

    Ever looking into magnetic shielding material? It helps focus the pull of the magnets.

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    When I tried it at home it was with a Harner Chef, Davis Gyuto, Rodrigue Slicer and a Yanagiba.
    The current placement puts each knife being held with about 4 magnets.
    I should look into the shielding material.
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    Are you by any chance selling these when you get them done, maybe even as an ongoing basis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalaeb View Post
    Are you by any chance selling these when you get them done, maybe even as an ongoing basis?
    Most likely yes.
    Now that I think I know what to do, I will make a few and be able to estimate the cost in time and materials.
    I also will be getting other opinions how they feel and function in real life.
    If I can make real good ones and keep the price reasonable I will offer some for sale here.
    If they are real popular I will set up a web store for them.
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