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Wood vs Metal (Interface Material)

  1. Jul 26, 2014 #1
    Hi all,

    I have an idea for a project whereby I there would be an electromagnet pulling on a metal weight through wood. So:

    Electromagnet -> Wood -> Metal

    The basic idea is to stick things to wood with electromagnets. Can anyone recommend a material that could be bonded to the Metal what would offer exceptional grip/friction (to avoid slippage) but not mark or scratch the wood?

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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  3. Jul 31, 2014 #2


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    How has the timber surface been prepared? Is it polished or rough and hairy.

    Maybe a surface of very fine hairs, such as velvet, that will hold the irregularities in the surface?

    BlueTacK. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-Tack
  4. Aug 12, 2014 #3


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    Adhesive tape.
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