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Craft And Model Magnet Applications

23/06/2020
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DIY Magnetic levitation stand

Magnetic levitation also known as magnetic suspension, is a method by which an object is suspended with no support other than magnetic fields. For magnetic levitation to happen you would require two large, strong magnets set to repel and one will levitate above the other. However, it is not as easy as it may sound because magnets always want to attract to each other. This causes the repelling magnets to move and flip so they can join back together. So, before you try magnetic levitation please be aware that the... Read More

27/05/2020
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MAGNETS FOR MODEL AEROPLANES

Whether it’s a controlled or sudden landing, there is great impact on model planes when this occurs. Many model makers look for a secure structure to ensure their models are protected when landing, and one of our customers, Tim, was looking for this exact solution. He informed our team that he was gluing the wings of the plane on to the main structure, and when the model landed after flight, the wings were breaking off on impact. After speaking with our Sales Advisor, Nathan, Tim purchased F331-50 – 3mm dia... Read More

14/05/2020
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MAGNETIC BRONZER & EYE SHADOW PALETTE

Bronzer and eye shadow palettes have become a must have item in many make-up collections. We recently heard from one of our customers who had a great idea of creating her own magnetic bronzer and eye palette, which would allow her to magnetically attach her bronzer and eye shadow palettes so they held securely in place. For this application our customer used a ruler, box, craft knife, glue, magnetic sheet, self adhesive disc magnets and a collection of her favourite bronzers and eye shadows. Then follow these easy steps… Step... Read More

11/05/2020
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How to create magnetic curtains for your campervans

We are often asked by many of our customers how they can stop light seepage from curtains, and this question also echoes with our campervan and caravan customers. We recently heard from one of our customers, Chirpy, who definitely has a passion for life and for his campervans! He emailed us some great photos with a lovely message that made us all smile!    Chirpy was originally working on some campervan curtains for one of his client’s campervan, but due to lockdown he had to put the project on hold.... Read More

04/05/2020
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May the fourth be with you…

In the spirit of things, we thought we would share with you a Star Wars themed customer application! We are always amazed at the creative ways our customers use our magnets, and this application is extremely creative! One of our customers came in to speak with our experts and to show his amazing Yoda mould creations. He created an intricately designed Yoda head, moulded from clay, sculpted and painted – we think they are brilliant! So why was he looking for magnets for his Yoda moulds? He was looking to... Read More

20/04/2020
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Trinket box application

We stock magnets in all different shapes and sizes. You may look at our range of 2mm to 10mm dia magnets and wonder what you would use them for? Well recently we received an email from our customer, Morley, who used our 4mm dia x 1mm thick N42 Neodymium Magnet, in their trinket box application. They simply super glued one magnet to the lid and another to the box rim. When the lid closes the magnets will attract, allowing the box to close securely. We would like to thank Morley... Read More

16/03/2020
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Homemade magnetic gift ideas

Struggling what to get your Mum this Mother’s Day, or looking for a gift for a friend? Don’t panic. We have put together some quick and easy homemade gift ideas for any last-minute present buying! Homemade gifts enable you to add personal touches, making the recipient feel extra special. These applications are suitable to do with children and can be adapted further for the more advanced crafters! So, lets get started! MAGNETIC JEWELLERY CLASPS Are they obsessed with jewellery? Get creative and make them a bracelet or necklace from scratch!... Read More

03/09/2019

How to use Neodymium magnets on a model aircraft

Magnets come in all shapes and sizes, with sizes as small as 1mm dia! Magnets of this size are extremely popular amongst craft and model making enthusiasts, as they can be easily hidden within fixings whilst providing strong hold. It is this exact reason that our customer Michael got in contact to demonstrate how he used our magnets in his 64″ span Hawker Hurricane model aircraft. Michael glued 8 of our 6mm dia x 0.5 thick N42 Neodymium magnets secure the model’s detachable hatch. Michael needed the hatch to be both secure in... Read More

18/11/2015
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How to make magnetic wine glass charms for your Christmas party

At any party, especially at Christmas it is easy to get carried away. As the food, wine and merriment begin to flow, it is even easier to lose track of which glass belongs to whom. It is also tradition for dinner party hosts and hostesses to offer their guests a small favour. By making your own wine glass charms you can prevent any glass-related confusion and give your guests a classy little gift. Here is what you will need: 22mm diameter memory wire rings Decorative beads or charms Magnetic jewellery... Read More

13/11/2015

Make your own magnetic bookmarks

If you have ever lost your bookmark when half way through a great read you will know just how annoying it can be. Yet, this is something so easily avoidable with a magnetic bookmark and by making your own you can personalise each one to your own taste. Or, they make really fantastic gifts for your friends and family – especially at Christmas. A magnetic bookmark is normally made out of a single piece of material or card which is folded in half and slipped over a page or pages.... Read More