I saw this neat instcrutable by Phil B and realized....  
I needed to make one for my big ladder...After all instructables are for how to DIY...

The second amazing thing was that  I Had All The Parts On Hand  never had to leave the property for anything.....Zer0 trips to Home Depot..

The first amazing thing is the  IDEA  from Phil B to create this simple elegant concept for one handed ladder moving.

Here is a Tip about ladder sitting.  The un-retouched first picture is a clever Trick........ ;¬)



  • Two wheels which we saved and never threw out.
  • One ten foot length of 3/8" re-bar
  • Four 3/8" hex head bolts 2½" long with 1¼" thread
  • Four 3/8" hex nylock nuts
  • Eight large 3/8" washers 2" diameter
  • Two concrete anchors for metal angles ( see a pic )


  • Electric drill and bits, or a small drillstand.
  • Hacksaw, I used a power hand held band saw
  • Welder, I used a heliarc.
  • Re-bar cutter / bender
  • Tape measure
  • Grinder
  • Heavy bench Vice
  • Wrench or nut driver set
<p>Eye catching + useful. The golden rule for an advertiser like me. A great idea and an even greater presentation!</p>
In an attempt to find the reason why you are levitated on that ladder, I read through the whole guide and I have two things to say. First off, I am still baffled and annoyed that you did not reveal the means by which you levitated yourself although upon first glance, I thought of a hidden strut behind the leg like another member previously stated. Secondly, this is a very detailed guide and very helpful although I was not particularly interested in making one of these initially but now I am. I am impressed by the technique you employed to grab people's attention. :]
It was a nice sunny day to show the ladder when I thought of the levitation TRICK.<br> <br> I don't&nbsp; want to cause you any distress. .<br> <br> Had you read down a few comments, the reveal is described with a picture of the support frame.<br> <br> For you Iv searched up an imperfect takeout image where my legs were off position !.<br> <br>
Thank you so much! I can finally sleep stress free now! :)
Good to hear :)
Btw that's not magic
I pointed out Arthur C Clarke's idiom <br>Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic <br>It is a Trick
It's science
As the best comment
More like photo shop
I sit on my honesty
I don't access to the tools you used. I wonder if I can use bigger diameter wheels.
Sure, as long as they don't get in your way when you use it as a ladder ;-)
Excellent build ! I would like something like this on my Little Giant ladder because it is heavier than a normal one. Got me thinking..... <br> <br>&quot;Add a little Rust-o-ileum paint, some Levioto magic....&quot; <br> <br> <br>Hermione (To Ron Weasley) : Stop, stop, stop! You're going to take someone's eye out. Besides, you're saying it wrong. It's LeviOsa, not &quot;Leviota&quot;!
Thanks for the wizz comment,<br> After all what's life without whimsey :-)
woa this is so cool!
Thanks it was fun to make :-) <br> <br>A
It looks like a clear square base. The gravel is compressed in one place and the shadow is bent. So i would guess that you are using acrylic or some other clear strong material.
Congratulations, your close enough for the full Reveal.<br> <br> A rectangular box frame made of &frac12;&quot; square tubular aluminum<br> hidden by my legs and the gravel brushed over one of<br> the four tube floor segments.&nbsp;<br> I'm sitting on a small plank of wood that shades what I do not.<br> <br> This first photo is very carefully staged and <strong>Totally</strong> un-retouched..<br> <br> A
Here is the support for pic #1....
That's to cool.
Your the one who taught me to look on <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=magic+ladder&amp;hl=en&amp;safe=off&amp;prmd=imvns&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=FLLvT-KfPOng2QXt6dndCg&amp;sqi=2&amp;ved=0CDcQ_AUoAQ&amp;biw=1024&amp;bih=638#hl=en&amp;safe=off&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=1&amp;q=magic+rolling+steps&amp;oq=magic+rolling+steps&amp;gs_l=img.3...101365.106674.10.108860.;pbx=1&amp;bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&amp;fp=d215e0436f7d6b5f&amp;biw=1024&amp;bih=638" rel="nofollow">Google</a>, first pic under<br /> <strong>magic rolling steps</strong> yahoo and thanks<br /> <br /> A<br />
<strong>&nbsp;</strong><br /> I'm guessing the first levitating photo is a strategically positioned strut behind your right leg, and the one of your grandson is a counterweight (and good welding to take the strain on the wheel supports #;&not;)<br /> Have you entered this in the <a href="http://www.instructables.com/contest/wheels/" rel="nofollow">wheels contest</a>?
Only the pic of my levitation in not retouched, where I'm using a magic means. You almost have the trick exposed.<br /> <br /> Thanks for the compliment, always getting better, this time I learned to&nbsp;<br /> spend more time tuning the current setting makes a difference in the result.<br /> <br /> I'm pretty sure the conter weight in a Force x distance balance equation<br /> would collapse the&nbsp;3/8&quot; re-bar struts if not a part of the Al ladder.<br /> Getting the 36 pounds of dynamite to sit still was almost impossible.<br /> There I used a single inverted pin jack stand and edited the pic.<br /> <br /> And thanks, I am entered in the wheels challenge :)<br /> <br /> A

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