Are you a longboard or skateboard collector ? You want to showcase and store your boards collection in an elegant way ? Then 3D print these magnetic holders !
I was looking for an easy solution to hang nicely my longboards and cruisers collection. I also wanted to have to graphics side visible and a discrete hanging system. Since I often use magnets in office (it is made from a freight container), I asked myself if it was possible to hang a board vertically, with strong magnets placed on the bolts...
This my first instructable and entry for the 3D Printing contest, don't forget to vote if you like it ;-)
Step 1: Materials
This is want you will need :
- 8 x strong neodynium magnets, axially magnetized.
For metric system : 15mm diameter and 8 mm height
For imperial system : 9/16 diameter and 3/8 height
You can easilly find it online. For example here
- 2 x 3D printed Holders. You can download the files here :
For metric system : here
for imperial system : here
I printed mine at a local Hub in Black PLA.
- Strong epoxy glue
I used the 2-K from UHU
- Screws for the fixture on the wall
- 4 x Screws and wall plugs
I used 4mm Diameter Spax
Step 2: Gluing the Magnets
After mixing the epoxy resin with the hardener, just put enough of the mixture in the holes, as shown on the picture.
Now it is time to insert the magnets.
Beware : These are strong but fragile magnets. You have to handle it with care !
Place carefully the magnets in each holes and clean the excess of glue, if any.
The trick to have the four mangets planar is the turn the holder upside down while drying.
Usually, the curing time for epoxy is about 12 hours at room temperature. Colder environments requires more time ! Check the glue datasheet then.
Step 3: Mount the Holders on the Wall
Step 4: Step 4 : Enjoy Your "floating" Skateboard Wall
When you are done with the mounting, just grab your favorite board for a ride !
Note : You can see here my beloved Z-Flex bought in Venice Beach, souvenir from my Californian trip last year..