Step 1: Gather Supplies
- Thin magnets (I got mine from DX.com a while back for a few bucks)
- Drill and drill bit bigger than magnet.
- Glue or epoxy
Step 2: Drill Baby Drill!
I drilled the holes close to one edge because I want the option to line the wood flush with the top of the jaws. It is important to get the depth right though. If you drill too shallow your magnet will be crushed into the wood under pressure, too deep and the magnet won't have enough strength to hold the wood up. I found just a touch under flush to be perfect. Take your time and go slow putting the magnet in to check depth til you get it.
My bit had a starter head but that's perfect for holding more glue. Might not work if your wood is too thin though.
Step 3: Keep It Together, We're Almost Done!
Since I didn't have any clamps tiny enough to hold the magnets in place while the glue dried I improvised. I used little rubber gaskets and rubber bands to push them down.