Introduction: Make Your Own Magnetic Sculpture

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How to make an cheap desktop toy that will amuse for hours!

Step 1: Parts

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I'm almost positive everyone has the supplies to build this around their house.

- Project Box (mine was circular)
- A Few Magnets
- Some Nuts


Step 2: Construction

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Well, Its pretty simple.
Grab your magnets, and start up your hot-glue gun.
Apply some glue to your magnets and stick them to the inside of your project box.

Step 3: Sculpt!

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Grab your nuts, and build things..
Depending on the strength of your magnets, you can make pretty tall structures.
Its a pretty simple concept with many different applications.


Riojelon (author)2009-12-19

Don't hot-glue gun yer magnets, mateys! It gonna weaken the magnet. I suggest you use wood glue.

mg0930mg (author)2009-01-02

My nuts aren't magnetic... Bad bun hehe... So I don't have a project box.

dombeef (author)mg0930mg2009-02-02

LOL!!.Please dont say that it hurts already...

Kaiven (author)2008-08-29

I gotta do this so badly! I just bought super power neodymin(?) magnets. They pinched me.

pyro13 (author)2008-07-24

Haha, i like it! Step three is funny ;D "Grab your nuts, and build things.." and can be taken the wrong way :P

Kaiven (author)pyro132008-08-29

is that why mine wont stick to the board? i use ho glue, so it might be a permant scukpture, and now i am in pain a lot. You can use aloe for burns, right? jk xD

klingonprins (author)pyro132008-07-31


MrUniverse (author)2008-07-24

That's cool! I hope I'll find some magnets to do this...

GorillazMiko (author)2008-07-23

Nice. +1 vote. +5/5 stars.

n8man (author)2008-07-22

I see a certain robot in the background.

bumpus (author)n8man2008-07-23


ItsTheHobbs (author)2008-07-23

I love to make these. It's an addictive time-waster and those are the best kind. I just need a magnet, I have a bunch of nuts and washers and screws.

Gjdj3 (author)2008-07-22

Thats really cool and it ends up looking like something you'd spend a lot of money on at a shop. Really creative.

aeromancy (author)2008-07-22

Nice job. I plan on making one of these with neodymium magnets, to make larger sculptures.

bumpus (author)aeromancy2008-07-22

The end result is maddeningly addicting.

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