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Project by akremer1994 posted 05-13-2013 02:30 AM 1664 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this while I was just browsing the internet for little projects to do and decided to attempt it. No plans or anything like that, just trial and error. It will spin from the oval shape to a heart without ever loosening. The final project makes a great gift. There are no filled in holes or plugs or any other evidence of drilling.





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 05-13-2013 02:34 AM

Ok… I see how it works, but…

HOW DOES IT WORK? :-)

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#2 posted 05-13-2013 02:47 AM

Cool idea. Simple. I like it.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#3 posted 05-13-2013 03:01 AM

There are actual plans you can look up but they are wayyy long and complicated compared to my short, easy process. I’d like to see if anyone can replicate what I did, consider it a challenge :)

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#4 posted 05-13-2013 06:52 AM

my guess:

You have to put the object that makes the piveting point, BEFORE cutting the actual shape.
You can then keep sanding it down on each side, till they match perfectly when they open/close.

Shame there is a whole year till mothers day :-)

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#5 posted 05-13-2013 01:26 PM

Now you have to make it open up like in the movie. I remember seeing that and thinking, “bullsh*t!” Nice job, though!! Very cool.

-- When a 'want' meets 'simplicity', it creats 'progress'.

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#6 posted 05-13-2013 05:53 PM

What movie?

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#7 posted 05-13-2013 06:33 PM

I like it.

-- Todd

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#8 posted 05-13-2013 06:57 PM

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#9 posted 05-13-2013 07:16 PM

I have just been informed that, now, there does in fact exist such a locket. IllusionLocket.com. Jim Anderson, the creator of the locket, apparently watched the movie “The Illusionist” and was fascinated with the locket in the movie. He went on to actually create a fully functioning locket. It is quite amazing. I suggest checking out the site.

-- When a 'want' meets 'simplicity', it creats 'progress'.

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#10 posted 05-13-2013 07:33 PM

1. Cut the shape outside on the bandsaw (oval).
2. Round over all the edges on the router
3. bisect the piece on the bandsaw
4. Use drillpress and forstner bit to remove space for large rare earth magnet in each half to be mounted flush (on freshly revelead faces)
5. Glue RE magnets into place
6. Stick together with magnets – the hold strength will be enough to keep it from “loosening” as the two pieces are rotated opposite each other

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