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Project by 2jacobmiller posted 04-18-2016 02:33 AM 1036 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife wanted a wall hanging knife holder for a while. Finally took a stab at it with this little project. Added some hooks on the end for random utensils as well. This is jatoba with magnets epoxied into the back. Finished with butcher block oil. The last picture is after sanding, it was pretty surprising the reflection I got off the board without any finish applied.

-- Jacob, Hawaii





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Richard

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#1 posted 04-18-2016 03:00 PM

Looks really good . What size magnets did you use and how deep are they imbedded into the wood?

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2jacobmiller

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#2 posted 04-18-2016 05:17 PM

Thanks for the feedback.
The magnets are 4”L x 1/2”W x 1/4”T.
The link where I got them is: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008D3O3F4/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The magnets are embedded 1/2”

-- Jacob, Hawaii

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Pabs

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#3 posted 04-18-2016 06:47 PM

I thought of doing this but was afraid the magnets would not work as well.. .did you notice a big difference in the holding power with the wood on top?
looks nice, and much nicer on those sharp knife edge!

-- Pabs

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2jacobmiller

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#4 posted 04-18-2016 08:18 PM

There is some loss to the holding power of the magnets. I ended up putting a magnet on the top and bottom of the board for 8” to hold the larger knives. It would probably have worked a little better for holding power to set them slightly deeper into the board.
Now I just need to find the time to put a sharp edge on those knives.

-- Jacob, Hawaii

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warriorwoodwork

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#5 posted 04-19-2016 01:20 AM

I’ve made a bunch of these (http://warriorwoodwork.blogspot.com/2013/05/magnetic-knife-strips.html) and I use freakishly strong magnets… aprx 30 lb pull force. The last thing I want is a knife coming loose.

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Pabs

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#6 posted 04-19-2016 12:23 PM

yeah, 1/2 inch seems deep..I’ll try to go as thin as possible 1/8 to 1/4 inch max

I was thinking of going with these mag strips… not sure if it will be enough holding power however
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=32153&cat=1,43326,48515,32153

-- Pabs

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#7 posted 04-22-2016 02:32 AM

I wonder how much a thin veneer over the top would affect the holding power.


yeah, 1/2 inch seems deep..I ll try to go as thin as possible 1/8 to 1/4 inch max

I was thinking of going with these mag strips… not sure if it will be enough holding power however
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=32153&cat=1,43326,48515,32153

- Pabs


-- Ray

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