Magnetic Knife Racks

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Project by AdrianM posted 11-29-2013 12:48 AM 4050 views 20 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New Magnetic Knife Racks for my Etsy shop.
12” and 18”
Show here are: Oak, Barn Board, Walnut, Birch, Maple and Cherry.

I used 1/2 inch rare earth magnets and cut the holes with a cnc to get a perfectly flat bottom hole. The magnets sit .023” from the visible surface. I added washers to the back of each magnet (to increase magnetic strength, I tested this it works) and filled the holes with a maple dowel. After the dowels were set I cut them flush to the back.

I used 9 magnets for the 12” and 14 for the 18”. Magnets are from lee valley. Does anyone know a better source to purchase these magnets from in the Toronto Area.

If you are in the Toronto area I will participating in a pop up market coming up on Dec 7th and 8th run by Makers Cartel. I will have these for sale at the market.

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#1 posted 11-29-2013 02:31 AM

Nice idea. Good job. Good Christmas gift idea.

-- Jeff, CT - keep calm and make sawdust

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#2 posted 11-29-2013 07:32 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 11-29-2013 06:02 PM

Always like making these, nice work and good luck on the sales….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 11-29-2013 07:45 PM

Cool idea—simple looking and nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 11-29-2013 09:16 PM

nice work.
You can get magnet at princessauto for a fraction of the cost.

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#6 posted 11-29-2013 09:54 PM

Thanks for tip I will check out Princess.

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#7 posted 11-29-2013 10:40 PM

Does anyone know a better source to purchase these magnets from in the Toronto Area.

I can’t say where to get them in Toronto, but ebay is loaded with rare magnets for very reasonable.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#8 posted 11-29-2013 11:07 PM

very cool, thanks for posting.

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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#9 posted 11-29-2013 11:19 PM

These will be Stoking stuffer this year!

-- 731 - Just because it doesn't kill you, doesn't mean it didn't try to...

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#10 posted 11-30-2013 01:09 AM

Clever idea, I hope that you have better luck on Etsy than I have had. I understand that it takes awhile to get that first sale.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 11-30-2013 06:21 PM

Nice job. I always buy my rare earth magnets from CMS magnetics:


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#12 posted 12-04-2013 02:56 PM

Cool! Beautiful woods and like the minimalist look. Great job and good luck on the sales!

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