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26/10/2015

Spine-tingling Halloween magnetic door designs

With a little imagination, a dash of creativity and a roll of black magnetic sheet and tape you can create some fabulous hair-raising designs to temporarily transform an ordinary white magnetic surface such as your garage, house or fridge door! What you need: Magnetic surface, such as your garage or fridge door Sharp scissors Large black flexible magnetic sheet or A4 black magnetic sheet 19mm wide black magnetic gridding tape The magnetic sheets and tape have a coloured surface on one side and are magnetic on the other. What’s more,... Read More

23/10/2015

Spooktacular magnetic paper craft bats

  It is scarily easy to spook up your Halloween decorations with these magnetic paper vampire bats. They are simple enough to make at home, and realistic enough to add that extra chilling edge to your Halloween decorations! The small magnets on the reverse will allow you to quickly position them in loads of places in your home or office!     What you will need: Black paper (or other colour of your choice) 20mm diameter x 3mm thick self-adhesive ferrite magnets Optional: 10mm diameter x 1mm thick self-adhesive steel... Read More

28/09/2015
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Securing cables to a steel surface

  Drilling into a steel surface is time consuming and permanent, with no margin for error or adjustment once the holes are drilled. This can present problems when you need to secure cables to the walls of a steel clad building quickly and easily. Using a magnetic cable tie mount to secure cables is a great solution. It not only saves time on the installation but enables the installer to easily and quickly reposition the anchor points during or after installation. As well as simply securing cables, magnetic cable tie... Read More

02/01/2015

Fixing solar-powered lights to a motorhome or caravan

If you own a motorhome or a caravan, the very thought of drilling holes in the bodywork to secure exterior fixings would likely bring you out in a nervous sweat. Drilling and bolting is a very permanent solution that can leave unsightly holes in the outside of your precious van or motorhome. Thankfully before taking this expensive plunge with drill in hand, Ian from Wiltshire contacted first4magnets looking for a more elegant solution for fixing exterior, solar-powered lights to the outside of his motorhome. Magnets are a perfect solution as... Read More

02/01/2015

How to use magnets in scrapbooking and paper craft

Dawn is an expert crafter and founder of Dawn’s Inspirations, a website that provides expert craft tutorials and workshops for creating scrapbooks photo albums, greeting cards and more. Dawn has attracted subscribers from all over the world and they are always keen to know where she gets her supplies from so we thought we would tell you more. Her website says her love of all things craft comes from her parents who always encouraged her ‘to have a go’. Well, we are thrilled they did Dawn because we love your... Read More

01/12/2014
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The World’s first unpowered horizontal magnetic levitation device

To anyone interested in magnets and magnetism levitation and devices that facilitate this are fascinating, none more-so than the Halitron™. The Halitron is the world’s first unpowered horizontal magnetic levitation device and has just been launched via an exciting Kickstarter campaign. The Halitron lets you spin and levitate a top within a carefully calculated magnetic field. The magnetic field effectively traps the spinning top, allowing it to float in mid-air. The magnets used are ferrite magnets and no electrical power is required to operate the Halitron. First4magnets is proud to... Read More

23/10/2014

Magnetic stud finder

Most houses will have interior studded walls and ceilings. The term stud is a strange one, it simply refers to the hidden timber beams that plasterboard is nailed or screwed to, to form a wall or ceiling. Between each of the studs in the wall there is a cavity that is often filled with insulation which doesn’t offer any structural support. That’s why, when drilling into a wall to hang a heavy item it is vital to locate the timber studs. Otherwise the weight of the item will simply strip... Read More

03/10/2014

Fitting a magnetically attachable bath panel

If you have put lots of time and effort into refitting your bathroom, you will have undoubtedly considered a suitable decorative bath panel to cover the unsightly void beneath your bath. Nobody wishes to see ugly screw heads holding a panel in place, and what’s more, if your tub springs a leak it will take vital time to remove the panel. The smart solution is a magnetic bath panel which is straightforward to remove allowing easy access to your vital plumbing. What’s more magnets are more robust and less fiddly... Read More

15/09/2014
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Magnets for holding arrows in an archer’s quiver

Archery is a sport which is ever increasing in popularity and it really is accessible for everyone; irrespective of age, ability and physical fitness anyone can enjoy it. Archery GB has 34,000 members alone and many, many more people are ‘having a go’ at events and activity centres up and down the country, every weekend. Richard from Merseyside is one of the many people taking up archery and who recently contacted first4magnets with a common problem. Richard said: “I have recently retired and taken up archery to get me out... Read More

29/08/2014
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How to attach a caravan or campervan awning with magnets

There are a number of different methods suitable for securing an awning to your caravan, campervan or motorhome depending on the fixings you already have installed. These include ‘C’ rails, ‘J’ rails and gutters primarily for diverting rainwater. These are popular fixtures, but all require additional attachments such as poles, clamps or figure-8 strip.  If you don’t have rails or gutters already fitted to your vehicle, it can be a costly job to have them added. They can also be rather unsightly, detracting from the look of your beloved van!... Read More