We started making magnetic knife racks late last year. We own a small kitchenware shop and saw that our suppliers only had imported ones so we decided to make our own.
Australia has some very fine timbers and we selected Tasmanian Oak and Tasmanian Blackwood to start with. These are both very hardwearing and durable woods.
One of the challenges is to get the magnet strength correct. If the magnet is too strong it is harder to remove the knife from the rack, if the magnet is too weak the knife will slide off the rack. We use rare earth magnets rated at N50.
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