How To: Make Tree Branch Magnets

by Chris Gardner

 

How To: Make Tree Branch Magnets

Last summer, in the midst of the August showers, a neighboring building lost a beautiful maple tree in a major thunderstorm. It was quickly disassembled by the electric company, presumably so it wouldn't fall onto the power lines. And there it sat. For weeks.

Then, a month or so later, I heard a loud grind out of my open windows (horray for open window weather!), and spied a big truck with a wood chipper in their yard.

"Surely," I thought...

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Wooden Magnetic Knife and Tool Holder.

by Chris Gardner

Wooden Magnetic Knife Holder from Lie-Nielson Toolworks
The on-the-wall magnetic knife block is a safe and efficient way to keep your blades sharp and on hand. But metal surfaces can scratch your tools and look a bit industrial, if that doesn't suit your style.

As an alternative, Lie-Nielsen offers the Mag-Blok an alternative with an all-wood facade. With options in sugar maple and cherry, it's made to fit your butcher blocks, and many models of cabinetry. And at $35.00 for an 18" model, the price is...

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17 Cool Magnetic Tricks.

by Chris Gardner

Home use and DIY projects, geek crafts, handmade toys...there's nothing wrong with keeping a few neodymiums in your tool box. The clever team at Evil Mad Scientist have assembled seventeen helpful uses, with original photographs!

Magnet tricks

Some highlights:

  • Extract batteries from stubborn holders
  • Find studs in your walls
  • Make a homopolar motor
  • Make LED Throwies
  • Demonstrate magnetohydrodynamic propulsion
  • Make a simple compass
  • Experiment with self assembly
  • ...

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How To: Attach Stuff to Walls without Drilling Holes.

by Chris Gardner

How To: Attach Stuff to Walls without Drilling Holes.

Instructables user HighwayKind wanted to keep his kitchen a little more organized: "I didn't want to ruin my

kitchen tiles and wall by drilling a giant hole through it, but I did want to hang my knife and paper/foil thing to the wall. Solution: superglue and magnets."

Check out the process here...I'm not quite sure whether it's any more wiser to superglue stuff to the wall than to drill into it, but clever, nonetheless.

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Mid-Century Furniture Magnets.

by Chris Gardner

 

Mid-Century Furniture Magnets.

Snowden Flood knows how much you'd love to own all those classic mid-century furniture pieces like an Eames rocker, Arne Jacobsen swan chair, or a Eerio Saarinen pedestal Tulip chair. And they recognize how much it'd cost to buy each of them. Even those mini-versions from Vitra cost over $100.

So they've offerend a different option: Mid-century fridge magnets. They offer each of the designs mentioned above, plus a 3 legged table that sort looks...

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How to Make Magnet Photo Corners

by DIY Maven

How to Make Magnet Photo Corners

I’ve proclaimed my refrigerator door a ‘pictures only’ area. I wanted a quick, easy and cheap way to make a collage of them. Here's what I came up with.  

What you need.

Photo corners (I bought 250 corners for 4 bucks, which I had on hand from another project.)

A sheet of magnet (this is also a great way to recycle those magnetic calendars and business cards you get in the mail.

A scissors

What you do.

It probably goes without saying, but you stick...

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