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DIY Magnet Applications

11/03/2021
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Using Disc Magnets in Warhammer

Warhammer 40,000 is a game played and loved by many people across the world and especially here in the UK where the original Games Workshop was founded in Hammersmith, West London over 45 years ago. Here at FIRST4MAGNETS we receive several emails regularly showing us how are magnets can be used in the game by players to swap weaponry and armour on the models. We most recently heard from a customer who had purchased 50 of our N35 Neodymium disc magnets in order to enhance his Warhammer collection. These small... Read More

08/03/2021
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Using Threaded Magnets on a Mobile Disco

With restrictions currently in place, we are all in hope that we will soon safely be able to meet friends and family again, and what better way would this be than through a party? With the summer of 2021 just around the corner, and just like everyone else our team is ready to make plans and attend parties when possible. Luckily for you we know the perfect attraction for any party this summer. Recently one of our customers got in touch to tell us how our magnets played a key... Read More

18/02/2021
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Getting Creative With Caravan Curtains Using Magnets!

There are many amazing and creative ways in which magnets can be used alongside every-day items to create amazing solutions. Have you ever thought about how you could re-purpose an old blanket, sleeping bag or material? Well, that’s exactly what a recent customer did with their sleeping bag, and all with the help of magnets! With a creative touch and the help of magnets, they shared with us how they made blinds for their caravan out of old sleeping bags – if you would like to find out how to... Read More

22/12/2020
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Do you want to build a snowman?

Do you want to build a snowman? Unfortunately, we can’t always rely on the weather to provide us with a snowy Christmas or winter, however our customer, Kelly, has come up with a great solution for building snowmen whatever the weather! For this application she purchased a variety of our colourful magnetic sheets, a pair of scissors and a creative mind. Our MagFlex® sheets with brightly coloured laminated PVC fronts are ideal for creating signs and displays and are available in white, red, black, yellow, orange, green and blue. Each... Read More

01/12/2020
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Create your own interactive magnetic advent calendar!

♫ Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday. When the kids start singing and the band begins to play. Oh, I wish it could be Christmas everyday. Let the bells ring out for Christmasss…. ♫ I think you can tell we are excited for Christmas this year! Even though Christmas may not be the same this year, it doesn’t mean we can’t make the most of things at home. That is just what our customers Jim and Kate have been doing. They have created a series of interactive magnetic... Read More

13/10/2020
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MAGNETS USED IN PROPS AND COSTUME DESIGN

You may have seen in previous posts, that we are big Star Wars fans! Eric, one of our Technical Experts, who is also a huge fan, has recently been working with one of our customers, Huw, on his latest costume and prop applications.  Huw is part of the Worldwide 501st Legion Star Wars Costumers.  501st Legion Star Wars Costumers is directly linked to Disney/Lucasfilm; they build all their own costumes to exact screen correctness. In Huw’s words, “It’s a labour of love in most cases, and a case of sourcing parts from... Read More

30/09/2020
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Creating your own campervan magnetic blinds!

Here is another great example of creating campervan curtains! This application is very popular amongst our customers and we love to hear how they create them, and due to the versatility of magnets, there are so many ways in which you can create this!  We recently heard from a customer who originally was attaching the curtains with suctions cups, but they found their windscreen heaters was interfering with the fitting. Their solution, magnets! To make the blinds they measured and cut foam to the size of their window and with their chosen fabric, they glued the frame on to the fabric and then folded the... Read More

03/09/2020
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Using Countersunk Magnets on a playhouse

Hands up if you have ever wanted your own treehouse or playhouse as a child?! Us too! We recently heard from Mr and Mrs Kear, who built a playhouse for their Granddaughter. They also purchased some of our magnets to help with some finishing touches on the playhouse. Can you spot them from the finished result below? From the picture, we think you will agree that they have definitely won points for being the coolest Grandparents ever! Aside from this can you guess where our magnets have been used on... Read More

01/09/2020
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Using magnets & SteelFlex® to display artwork

Painting, digital printing or sketching is a great skill and finished results can take a long time. Once you have completed pieces, you will want to hang your work with pride. However, using pins and hooks could damage work. We recently heard from one of our customers Wendy who created the perfect solution for this! Wendy is an Artist who has recently created some abstract pieces and was wanting away to display in progress and finished work. To do this, she purchased 1 x SteelFlex® 20mm Wide Steel Tape &... Read More

28/07/2020
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Creating a ferrous surface on your kitchen cupboards

In a modern-day kitchen, built in appliances are a very popular choice, allowing things such as your fridge and freezer to be hidden away behind cupboard doors. Whilst your kitchen looks visually pleasing, it takes away the option to be able to pin up reminders, drawings or photos to your fridges with magnets. As a result of this, our experts often get calls on how they can create a surface for them to able to use magnets on. We recently heard from one of our customers who did just that.... Read More