Here are two WIP's of one of the prototypes. I guess the best news is that it looks like a... board. No visible magnets. Wood is sanded and soaked in food grade mineral oil, like my cutting boards. http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p55 ... 5244a3.jpghttp://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p55 ... c73648.jpg
This is plain walnut. Nothing sexy or exciting with the prototype, but I think it came out pretty nice. I just got the load of lacewood, wenge, and figured makore today and that stuff is suhweeeet! I had to sell one of my children to pay for the wood. Don't worry, though. I've got two kids left, so I can buy more wood later.
I don't really know how to handle the mounting hardware... Kitchen studs are typically either 16" or 24" on center, and I'm assuming most of you guys would be screwing this into a kitchen wall (Is that correct?). I don't want to overthink this, but it seems like the position of the screws on the block would be important. If it's not a big deal, then I'll just put a countersunk screw at each end of the block and call it good.
Would really appreciate your thoughts on this.
Where are your knife racks hanging now? If you had a big one (22"), where would you hang it? Should I be worried about wall studs? Should I include toggle bolts or wall anchors? Does the mathematical perfection of J.S. Bach's compositions make you dizzy? Is life really too short to drink cheap beer?
Thanks in advance for your feedback!