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Topic: Source for small but Powerful magnets???
Message: Posted by: FTAMagician (Feb 27, 2003 11:52AM)
Hey! I finally posted a new subject somewhere on here!! Anyway...

I'm looking for a place to find small (well, different sizes) magnets that are really STRONG!!!! I have some ideas for a couple effects and need some small and THIN...but POWERFUL ones!!!!

Any help will be appreciated!!!

Thanks!!!!!! ;)
Message: Posted by: redstreak (Feb 27, 2003 01:55PM)
Try this place: http://www.gaussboys.com/
They have a few good magnets. Also they are selling a bunch of them on ebay. Try searching for rare earth magnets on ebay.
Message: Posted by: hockey (Feb 28, 2003 09:32PM)
I went to my local hardware store and found small magnets that were 8 pounds of resistance!! So much you can do with these.
Message: Posted by: Jerry Hornak (Feb 28, 2003 09:40PM)
Neodymium magnets are the best. Check out...

http://www.wondermagnet.com/dev/magnets.html

for neo's of all shapes, sizes, and strengths.
Message: Posted by: Reg Rozee (Feb 28, 2003 10:20PM)
If you have some old computer hardware, I hear you can get some pretty powerful magnets out of hard drives (dead ones of course!).

-bigwolf {*}
Message: Posted by: FTAMagician (Mar 1, 2003 08:27AM)
THANKS for the info!!!!!

This should get me the kind to make up about anything that I can come up with!!!

Really appreciate it!!
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Mar 1, 2003 03:31PM)
Here's the specifics on the Hard Drives.

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=9365&forum=26&26]How to get the magnet out of the hard drive[/url] :clownonball:
Message: Posted by: sdgiu (Mar 5, 2003 08:13PM)
I've bought this type magnet before from one of the sources listed above, and want to say that the best price I've found is from Lee Valley Veritas.

http://www.leevalley.com

When you get to the site, look on the left hand side in the blue section for:

the "Jump To Item #" Box.

Put this # 99K31.01 in the box.

It'll take you to what you are looking for.
Steve :baby:
zzz
Ps They've got lots of good tools too. Although they usually seem a bit pricey, you get great quality tools from them. ;)
Message: Posted by: dlcarr50 (Mar 6, 2003 09:11AM)
You can also try American Science and Surplus, they have a large varity of magnets and a lot of other gadgets that could be useful when comming up with ideas.
The site is: http://www.sciplus.com
Message: Posted by: jbohn (Mar 15, 2004 09:29AM)
I don't know if anyone is reading this thread anymore, but here's another idea- if you live near a surplus store, they many have some as well- here in Minneapolis, Axman surplus carries many wonderful and useful parts of things that once were, including rare earth magnets on occasion.

Good luck,

Jeremiah
Message: Posted by: m.ruetz (Mar 15, 2004 10:06AM)
Try eBay, search on "Neodymium Magnet" and you find quite a selection....
Message: Posted by: RayBanks (Mar 15, 2004 02:20PM)
I found a lot at Hobby Lobby.
Message: Posted by: constantine (Mar 17, 2004 10:05AM)
Radio Shack has the tiny rare earth magnets for chop cup balls.
Message: Posted by: Lou Hilario (Mar 17, 2004 09:32PM)
Go to toy shops and look for those magnetic darts. These are also strong magnets you can use for pen thru anything or rope gimmicks. You can sometimes also find them in those refrigerator decors.
Message: Posted by: Shadow (Mar 20, 2004 04:53AM)
Try a craft store
Pat Catans, Michaels, and JoAnn Fabrics all carry a nice assortment of magnets. Neo and ironcore, in manny shapes and sizes
Message: Posted by: Bob T. (Mar 21, 2004 02:51PM)
I agree ebay. Not only can you bid on magnets. There are dealers you can contact.
Message: Posted by: Dawai (Mar 22, 2004 11:42PM)
Trying checking out Woodcraft Store if you have one. that's were I get all of my magnets. http://www.stores.woodcraft.com
Message: Posted by: Alym Amlani (Jun 29, 2004 03:34PM)
I ordered from KJ Magnetics but I've realized now that they may be a bit more expensive than Wondermagnet.

We'll see how it goes. Anyway, I ordered a bunch of 1/4 x 1/4 inch and several small disc magnets so we'll see what fun and creative things come about.

I think, if it hasn't been done, we should start a thread of just magnet effects. :)
Message: Posted by: Smudge (Jul 1, 2004 05:17AM)
A thread on Mageteffects eh? That should ATTRACT some interest. :)

Sorry, that was a bad joke.
Message: Posted by: Rob Johnston (Jul 1, 2004 01:53PM)
I had some neo magnets come with my Quad Vicious Circles, and I have NEVER seen such powerful smaller magnets.....I couldn't even get them apart!
Message: Posted by: spatrick (Jul 2, 2004 11:20AM)
The rare earth magnets at Radio Shack aren't the strogest rare earth magnets but they do work well for some applications, and they do fit well in TT's.

S. Patrick
Message: Posted by: magicman030 (Jul 11, 2004 08:13PM)
[quote]
On 2003-02-27 12:52, FTAMagician wrote:
Hey! I finally posted a new subject somewhere on here!! Anyway...

I'm looking for a place to find small (well, different sizes) magnets that are really STRONG!!!! I have some ideas for a couple effects and need some small and THIN...but POWERFUL ones!!!!

Any help will be appreciated!!!

Thanks!!!!!! ;)

[/quote]I get all my magnets from Wild Magic..its http://www.wildmagic.com
Message: Posted by: Avrakdavra (Jul 21, 2004 08:01AM)
I just salvaged the magnet from the hard drive of an antedeluvian computer. Apparently some hard drives yield one magnet, others two. it is indeed quite powerful (watch those fingers!). The magnet is bonded, probably soldered, to a mounting plate, which makes it a little less usable for some applications (e.g. TT).

Can anyone suggest a good reference for magical uses of magnets?
Message: Posted by: Count Elmsley (Aug 8, 2004 03:07PM)
Chazpro have a couple of booklets on PK magic - now combined as one volume. Some decent ideas in there.
(see http://www.chazpro.com/pk_magic/pk_magic_page1.html)

They also have a range of small magnets - see
http://www.chazpro.com/mags.html