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Forum topic by CptWingnut posted 10-13-2013 12:00 PM 1215 views 2 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-13-2013 12:00 PM

I am wondering if anyone has ever done any sort of repelling magnetic projects, on this scale or smaller?

and what would be the important steps in planning something like this? i.e. magnet placement or cable tension/placement or how to raise the money to have somebody else make it?

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#1 posted 10-13-2013 02:13 PM

how do you attach the cables??
How do you assemble it all
I, For one , would love more information…

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#2 posted 10-13-2013 02:34 PM

Plus 1 with abie said

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#3 posted 10-13-2013 02:34 PM

Don’t set your watch or a computer drive near it. And moving it would be ingesting.

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#4 posted 10-13-2013 03:22 PM

I could be way off, but from the pictures it doesn’t look too complex. Obviously the blocks are veneered to get the magnets inside. I would assume to make the blocks you would take a wooden cube, drill a hole with a forstner bit to the thickness of the magnet & glue in place. I would also guess that it only consists of 1 (or a small number) of longer cables, in which case you’d drill a tight fitting hole all the way through each block and a corresponding hole in the veneer before it’s glued on. Then thread the cable(s) before the veneer is glued in place – the veneer glue should be enough to keep the blocks from sliding along the cable, but it also wouldn’t be too hard to add a touch extra before the veneer glue up. I think the toughest part would be the geometry of the cable & not mixing up all the parts before threading/gluing.

Even if that’s not the way they did it, it’s a fun idea for a table.

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#5 posted 11-12-2013 12:03 AM

Thanks for posting this, a very intersting use of magnets and a novel furniture piece.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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