I’ve worked on a bunch of things the last few days, the simplest is probably getting my shoulder hubs finally installed.
I borrowed another idea from Victor and used rare earth magnets fix the hubs in place.
I started off by marking and drilling the holes. The magnets I used are 3/8″ x 1/8″ thick from MagCraft. There’s two magnets per hub, and two matching magnets inside the leg.
I’ve been doing a lot of drilling the last few days, and I’ve been extra careful to secure everything before I drill – even when I’m pressed for time or tired of doing it. You can never be too careful.
I then checked the polarity/orientation of the magnets to make sure they’d not repel another magnet. Otherwise I’d be in trouble when they’re presented to the magnets in the legs. Sounds simple but I almost got it wrong at least twice.
I roughed up the back of the magnets and epoxy’d them into place
I took two more magnets and epoxy’d them inside the leg stacked on top of small nuts.
Here’s a short video demonstrating the new magnetized hubs
I’ll try and post some more updates on new things in the next day or so.