Photos of Portable Magnetic Laptop / Utility Shelves in use

Page 1: Overview & Step 1: Drill Holes
Page 2: Step 2: Mount Brackets
Page 3: Step 3: Glue Magnets
Page 4: Step 4: Add Anti-Slip
Page 5: Options & Variations
Page 6: Photos of Shelf in Use (IUEC)

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Fabian Bravo programming Push Buttons

It’s a Push Button how difficult could it be?

Elevator push buttons were once simple.


Not any more but we have Fabian Bravo the button programming wizard with the tools and the know how.

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Fabian Bravo programming Push Buttons

Stewart Spencer “Stew-Baby” is so important that his phone calls get put on speaker for everyone to hear and has a dedicated shelf.

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Stew-baby on the line
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Magnetic Utility Shelf for prints
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Magnetic Utility Shelf for prints
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I can’t seem to get the elevator in the background to run!

Why won’t this old elevator run?!?

Wait…. should that motor be somehow coupled to the gearbox?

Something doesn’t look right… better plug up the computer!

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Magnetic Utility Shelf for prints

Well that doesn’t happen everyday. Thats how you know you’re on an old cab, its magnetic.

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Magnetic Utility Shelf for prints

Well that and the pull gate

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Magnetic Utility Shelf – Material Shelf
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Magnetic Utility Shelf for prints

Makes a nice utility shelf but I wish it were a recessed top.

I hate to have to repeatedly grab tools & material off the floor, even before I had a bad back.

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Magnetic Utility Shelf for tools & material
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Magnetic Utility Shelf for tools & material

And I hate to have a bad back because I like the active life.

Thats why I like my back saving carts and shelves!

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Folding Utility Cart & Folding Utility Shelf
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Magnetic Utility Shelf storage
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Magnetic Shelf on elevator controller

I have found that I use these shelves much more for manuals, prints and material than for laptops.

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Magnetic Book Stand

Considering how useful this Portable Magnetic Utility Shelf if for holding material, I now recommend using 6 magnets on the top for the option to hold heavier material including Milwaukee Organizers.

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Magnetic Utility Shelf

Even though the elevator cab is not magnetic, the Portable Utility Shelf brackets fit between the handrail and cab creating an elevator shelf.

I don’t do the same task everyday so I need manuals and prints.


I have always had deep admiration for people like my supervisor who didn’t need manuals or prints when in the field.

I would be a millionaire if I had that miracle talent!

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Cable Storage Bag added to shelf

Oh snap Fabian got the UPGRADE!

We added a Velcro Cable Bag to Fabian’s Standard V2 Laptop Shelf

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Fabian Bravo gets shelf # 004
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Glueing Velcro to Cable Bag

And he got a companion shelf for a set.

Its gonna get jelly around 32.

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Wide Hinge Model

Yeah, why not?

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Beverage Shelf?
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Flat & Recessed Top Models
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David Luther got Model # 001

In Connor MacLeod voice
“There can be only 15”

From me at least not counting the prototype and full magnet demo model.

  • KTFG_001_: David Luther – Gray Recessed Top w Cable Bag
  • KTFG_002_: Kevin Gittemeier – Red Flat Top
  • KTFG_003_: Eric King – Aqua Recessed Top
  • KTFG_004_: Fabian Bravo – Gray Flat Top w Cable Bag 1/2
  • KTFG_005W: Fabian Bravo – Gray Flat Top Wide Hinges 2/2
  • KTFG_006_: Andrew Sauer – Gray Recessed Top
  • KTFG_007_: [ ? ? ? ] – White Flat/Flat Faberware
  • KTFG_008_: [ ? ? ? ] – White Flat/Flat Faberware
  • KTFG_009_: Kevin Gittemeier – Gray Flat Top w Cable Bag 1/2
  • KTFG_010W: Kevin Gittemeier – Gray Flat Top Wide Hinges 2/2
  • KTFG_011_: Travis Hutcherson – Gray Flat Top w Cable Bag 1/2
  • KTFG_012W: Travis Hutcherson – Gray Flat Top Wide Hinges 2/2
  • KTFG_013_: [ ? ? ? ] – White Flat Top w Cable Bag
  • KTFG_014_: Kevin Gittemeier – Red Recessed Top
  • KTFG_015_: [ ? ? ? ]- White Flat Top
  • Prototype: Red with Cup Magnets
  • Full Magnet Experiment Model Red

I built several to test out different variations and have sold some to co-workers to help recoup my expenses but I have no intention of building and selling these. I want people to build their own and customize to their needs and preferences.

My time will be better spent working on new ideas.

Version 1 Laptop Shelf from original idea in year 2000.
I made the prototype then 4 additional variations for co-workers, each better than the last.
The Fifth and final one turned out excellent and I really would like to make one for myself but didn’t because Version 2 is superior and easier to make.

Recipients of Version 1

  • V1 Prototype: Kevin Gittemeier
  • V1 KG001: Erik Ross
  • V1 KG002: Stacy Manus
  • V1 KG003: Eric King
  • V1 KG004: James “Bud” O’Neill

What about Version 3?

Magnetic Laptop Version 3 will put Versions 1 and 2 to shame. It will be more than than just a Laptop Shelf or Utility Shelf yet Version 3 will be thinner, lighter and more compact.

I have to complete some other projects before starting Magnetic Laptop Shelf Version 3 but I am optimistic I will complete V3 before the Cole-Bar ships!

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Page 1: Overview & Step 1: Drill Holes
Page 2: Step 2: Mount Brackets
Page 3: Step 3: Glue Magnets
Page 4: Step 4: Add Anti-Slip
Page 5: Options & Variations
Page 6: Photos of Shelf in Use (IUEC)

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