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The IKEA Hack-a-Lack is a screwing-device for those who need to assemble a large number of IKEA Lack coffeetables. It saves time, energy and painful wrists. It's very easy to make and the best part is that it is actually made from a Lack table itself. It works like a very big screwdriver but instead of screws it fits tablelegs. For the exhibition Platform21=Hacking IKEA we had to assemble some 1000 LACK's so you may imagine we needed all the help we can invent. The principle of the whole thing is best explained through the instruction of IKEA itself.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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The first thing you need is a Lack tableleg. If you have to assemble a lot of tables just get one extra. It never hurts to have spareparts, and you can actually assemble 4 Hack-a-Lacks from one extra table bringing the costs down to about 2,50 each. The other ingredients are a saw, strong glue (I used polyurethan), a wrench and something to rough up the surface of the tableleg. The IKEA Hack-a-Lack is actually a drillpart so a drill is needed to use it.

Step 2: Sawing the leg.

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Take one Lack table leg and saw it into 5 equal parts. This is easily done as the legs of the LACK are hollow. However the parts are still surprisingly strong.

Step 3: The Center of the IKEA Hack-a-Lack

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You end up with 2 parts that have a piece of wood at the end and 3 parts that are completely hollow at both ends. One of the parts with a piece of wood has a hole for the screw. This will be the middle part of your IKEA Hack-a-Lack. Put the screw in with a wrench, and make sure it is straight. In this image the screw is not yet fully screwed in!
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Sandisk1duo6 years ago
Reminds me of this..
You know, I think this is an actual page out of the employee handbook.
i doubt that
Whyyyyyy you gotta be like that?
arne hendriks (author)  jc8176 years ago
In any case it should be.
There we go. A sense of humor! yayyyyyyy
arne hendriks (author)  jc8176 years ago
I'm serious ; )
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Derin nitrox0276 years ago
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quark is the smallest possible fragment of a proton (that has been named), and as we all know, protons, neutrons and electrons, make atoms
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I'm really only interested in neutrinos. Anyone hear about that sphere of "heavy water" they've got miles underground to try and sense neutrinos passing through the earth?
yes, i've heard of them but i don't know what they are
The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. It's like a mile underground and they have a huge bubble of sensors filled with Deuterium aka "heavy water" to sense the occasion collision of a neutrino with the nucleus of the Deuterium. Neutrinos have a neglibible mass and no charge, they travel at near the speed of light and pass through matter so easily that they fly straight through the earth undisturbed everyday.
What happens to deuterium when it is hit with Neutrinos?
It causes a "charged current reaction" when the neutrino collides with a proton, basically just a slight flash of light. The whole sphere of deuterium is kept in total darkness and surrounded in photomultiplier tubes. They make the labs underground because the earth filters out a lot of excess background radiation from the surface, otherwise I think the ball would light up like the fourth of july haha.
I was wondering what happens to the atom of deuterium,does it get destroyed? or what?
Eventually, because of radiometric decay, but not immediately.
i still say dot
dot is but an only space in the universe, a thought of where an object should be, so in fact it is so small, that it does not exist
Derin jc8176 years ago
deu... nevermind
jc817 Derin6 years ago
Close to 900,000 liters of deu... nvm
virtual particle

ref: "Warped Passages" by Lisa Randall, Phd
I applied for a job at ikea, just to see what the handbook looked like.
The third page was a rick astley music video.
Ikea = serious business.
I think I just blew a funny fuse.
gosh, that was a funny one. haha
I'm going to see if comments nest below this level :p
This IS kind of a big string of comments to comments, isn't it?
I guess.
How low, can you go.
baneat baneat6 years ago
I just want to see how small these can be
baneat baneat6 years ago
Keep going!
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