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Project by TheDane posted 135 days ago 814 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Those little inexpensive LED gooseneck lamps from IKEA are nice, but they need a magnetic base.

I made a couple of bases using rare earth magnets, but wanted something a little nicer.

I picked up a magnetic base the other day at Harbor Freight and dipped into the scrap bin to make an interface between the lamp and the base.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 135 days ago

what a great idea, very creative

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 135 days ago

Thanks for the great idea Dane!

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 135 days ago

Very interesting…

Do you have a link to the HF mag.base?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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drbyte

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#4 posted 135 days ago

Nice job! Here’s a HF link: http://www.harborfreight.com/multipositional-magnetic-base-with-fine-adjustment-5645.html#.UxuO_pKHt8E
but it’s not too hard to make your own base with a magnet, knob and lever/cam to lift magnet up away from base when you need to remove it from something. They can be found on some of the metal machining sites. I’ll have a look and bring it back here if I can find one.

-- Dennis, WV

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 135 days ago

Dennis,

Thank you for the link!
I thought that part was part of the Lathe! LOL
The picture was worth 2,000 words!

COOL base… You can turn the knob to Release it too!

It all makes more sense now…

Thank you very much!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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jeff

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#6 posted 135 days ago

creative and thx for sharing…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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moke

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#7 posted 127 days ago

Great job…

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