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CptWingnut

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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?

http://www.gizmag.com/float-table-wooden-blocks/29257/

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

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

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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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.

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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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.

-- When at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer.

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Mark Shymanski

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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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