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Old 11-21-2007, 01:57 PM   #11
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Just buy yourself a very strong long magnet. The magnetic holders I have seen have always only been one sided, but there is no reason you couldn't use just a magnet on its own. Just make sure it is strong enough to securely hold the knives.

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Old 11-21-2007, 02:55 PM   #12
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You can buy strips of magnetic material (it's a flexible strip about /34" wide) and glue one or two strips to the back of the knife holder.

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Old 11-21-2007, 03:01 PM   #13
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I have a double sided one for my mechanics tools. I use one on each side of my rolling toolbox. Looks to be the same as this. However, this WILL slide or fall off of the fridge at some point. So if you don't care about your toes, do you care about your knives?

If your stubborn like me, I would run two small 1/2" sheet metal screws into the side of the fridge. All the mechanics are either on the bottom or in the back of the fridge so I can't see any harm in that.
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:29 PM   #14
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I'd be very cautious about using flexible magnets to mount anything, especially anything holding anything sharp. They tend to not be very strong (as compared to some other magnetic materials). Even with the strongest magnets though, as Jeekinz said, sliding WILL occur (unless the magnets are so strong that they won't slide... but then you won't be able to get your knives off either).

You could make your own rack... I would suggest using Neodymium magnets instead of anything you might find in a hardware store or salvage from something else to do it though... They're strong stuff, and one of these little buggers goes a long way.

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What you could do is get some the 1/4" x 1/4" long Rod magnets. Get three sheets of 1/4" thick plywood about 10-12" long and 1" high. Drill some 1/4" holes in one of them. (two holes vertically, 12 holes horizontally, along the center of the board. which equates to a hole every inch or so along the length). Fasten this holed board to one of the other sheets. Fill the holes with magnets. Fasten the other board to the other two so the magnets don't fall out. Affix the board strip under a cabinet or to a wall (you might need to use additional spacing for wall clearance, just add wood to the back).

You could add whatever you want to prevent your knives from hitting the wood if you'd prefer... Some veneer or something.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:01 AM   #15
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Do you really afto put them on the fridge or is there another place you could put them?I put mine on both cabinet sides by the sink.I bought the magnetic tool ones they are usaually cheaper and stronger.As they were too long to put on straight across I put them on at a slant and they are working great.
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:02 PM   #16
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Suction cups? That's about as bad of an idea as I can think of.

Really, I'd just find some wallspace. I have a small apartment kitchen and ended up with my block being mounted in the adjacent dining area above my hutch/bar. It's a little out of the way, but I'd much prefer that to a location that might be a little dangerous.
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:05 PM   #17
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Try using neodymium magnets on the back.. These things are amazing
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:48 PM   #18
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Cuppa of Tea, What if you just take two regular magnets and either screw or glue them together. And then use them on your fridge. I've never seen or even heard of a double sided magnet before. Putting two together makes it a bit more expensive, but you will get wha you want. Good luck.
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:07 PM   #19
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Thanks, everyone. I think what we'll do is forget the whole fridge thing and go with putting the knives on their backs in the knife block instead of the usual way. We just bought some new Shuns and didn't want to mess them up. I was not thrilled about sliding them into the knife block.

We don't want to put a magnetic strip on the wall because we're renting our friends' home right now. So we've been using the block and it's fine for now.

Thanks for taking the time to try and help us figure something out. (Thanks Vapor for being as detailed as you were. You all had great ideas!)
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:18 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by nathanKent View Post
Suction cups? That's about as bad of an idea as I can think of.
Why is that? I have several items that attach to my refrigerator with suction cups, and they stay put regardless of the amount of weight. In fact, they're better than magnets because suction cups will not slide down the side of the fridge.

Come to think of it, my radar detector, which weighs about 5 pounds, sticks to my windshield with suction cups, and it don't move until I decide to move it.

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