Archive

July 2013

31/07/2013

Magnetic Picture Frames

Hanging picture frames with magnets sounds like it might be a difficult task? Why not use a traditional picture hook or nail you might ask? Well one of our customers, Nicola from Manchester, might just be able to answer that question for you! Nicola contacted us with a problem in her work office. Unlike most office environments the walls of Nicola’s company office were constructed entirely of steel. Nicola explained that she was completely unable to use any type of screw, hook or nail fixture to hang important company certificates... Read More

31/07/2013

Magnetic Hooks for Jewellery

Making the most of space is important to any home owner. Have you ever had a small cupboard or draw and wondered how to make the most of it? Or do you have a large range of jewellery and wondered how to store it safely? We were recently contacted by Trudy from Cheshire who had come up with a unique way to not only make the most of a small space, but keep her jewellery tidy, organised and easily accessible. Using a selection of our magnetic hooks Trudy was able... Read More

31/07/2013

Magnetic Desktop Cable Tie

If like many computer users you keep a degree of computer and laptop cables floating around your desktop, you know just how easy it is for them to disappear down the back into the unknown.  Tim from Cambridge contacted us to tell us about his ingenious solution to this age old problem Tim had previously used a traditional bulldog clip at the back of his desk to hook/hold wires he wasn’t using when he removed his laptop. While this worked well it became more of a hassle to hook un-used... Read More

31/07/2013

Magnetic Chair – Shooting

Each week at first4magnets.com we receive a high volume of emails from customers telling us about their magnet applications. We recently received an email from Stuart in Essex telling us about his extremely unique magnet application. Stuart is a big fan of shooting and wanted to use our magnets to solve a problem he was experiencing when shooting regularly with friends. While waiting to shoot a clay pigeon he usually sits down on a shooting chair with a large spike at the bottom surrounded by an aluminium plate. The spike... Read More

31/07/2013
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Magnetic Car Cover

Clearing frost on your car during the winter months is an unwelcome task and the last thing you want to spend time doing as you leave the cosy warmth of your house to head to work or drop the kids off at school. What’s more, the more late you seem to be, the thicker the frost always is! By placing a cover over your car when parking up for the night will prevent or reduce the amount of frost that will build up on your windows, saving you lots of... Read More

31/07/2013
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Kitchen Magnets

We are so pleased that our customer, Ian from Scott & Gray Ltd has sent in information about his application. The use of neodymium magnets in kitchen applications has increase significantly over the last couple of years and is now one of the most popular and recognized applications for neodymium magnets. The reason Neodymium magnets are so sought after is that they offer an extremely discreet solution to hold cupboard doors and drawers closed. You would normally find the magnet recessed into the door itself and the frame, with the... Read More

31/07/2013

Keep Crutches Safe Using Magnets

We are always excited when a customer finds a new solution for our magnets and that is just what our customer, Kathie , has done! Kathie has used small countersunk neodymium magnets bolted to crutches she has in her home so she can easily keep her crutches upright on the radiator, ready to go whenever she needs them. For anyone that has used or has crutches, they always seem to be in the wrong place or constantly falling over. We would recommend using a magnet such as our F317N (15mm... Read More

31/07/2013

Transporting Delicate Pictures

Transporting delicate belongings and possessions can be an extremely difficult task. Ron from Warwickshire contacted us to tell us how he managed to transport a very delicate Craft work all the way to Torquay without it being damaged. The craft work was composed of dried plant materials and was extremely fragile. To transport the craft work Ron used a steel tray stuck to the bottom of a cardboard box using parcel tape. He then laid the craft work onto the tray and used two F201 (20mm x 10mm x 5mm... Read More

31/07/2013

Frame Magnets

Using magnets in artwork, art installations and art sculptures is becoming increasingly popular. With the size of magnets becoming smaller and their strength becoming greater magnets are a great solution for artists to improve and adapt their artwork. Lisa from Norfolk contacted us to tell us how she intended to use our small neodymium magnets to enhance her artwork. Lisa creates pieces of art by sculpting small people that attach onto a box canvas. As you will agree, these art pieces are incredibly unique and fascinating. Lisa ordered some of... Read More

31/07/2013

How to fix a rattling letterbox with magnets

Keeping the cold out in the winter months is a must for everyone. Draughty leaks let cold air in, increase your electricity bills and make for a very cold night in. But what happens when your letter box lets the draft in and you are unable to seal it? The postman would find it difficult to deliver your mail. Chris from the Isle of Wight contacted us to tell us how he had managed to solve this problem with this own front door. Chris had purchased a selection of small... Read More