So in order to have somewhere to store my custom kitchen knives, I decided I wanted to make a nice magnetic knife rack.
I started with a really nice curly piece of maple and went from there.
Here I am milling some groove in the back to place the magnets in. These are milled to within about .095" of the front of the board. I also milled pockets for the hangers to sit in.
Here are the Neodymium magnets epoxied in the back. I went over kill and did 2 rows of magnets. : )
Here it is finish sanded. I am testing it out to make sure it has a good hold all the way across the board. This is an Ironwood handle Petit gyuto I made for my wife a couple weeks ago. This 14c28n cuts like a dream!!!
All stained up and oiled!
Here it is installed in my kitchen. I wish these were all my knives, but they were sold shortly after I took the pic. : )
It has plenty of room for knives and it is very secure.