Jefferson Lab's Workbench Projects

| List of Projects | Magnets on a Stick | Background | Overview | Component List | Base Construction |
| Dowel Rod Preparation | Magnet Preparation | Assembly | Appendix A | Download PDF |

Base Construction

1. Cut two square pieces of 3/4" thick particle board that measure 3 7/8" on a side.

2. Mark the center of each square piece and drill a 5/64" diameter pilot hole completely through the center of each piece.

3. Use a 1 1/8" diameter Forstner bit to remove approximately a quarter inch of material from the top surface of each of the square pieces.

4. Widen the pilot hole to 1/8" diameter.

5. As an optional nicety, countersink the pilot hole on the bottom surface of each of the square pieces.

The top (left) and bottom (right) of the base.

The top (left) and bottom (right) of the base.

6. The base sections are now complete.

| List of Projects | Magnets on a Stick | Background | Overview | Component List | Base Construction |
| Dowel Rod Preparation | Magnet Preparation | Assembly | Appendix A | Download PDF |