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FTAMagician
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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!!!!!! Smile
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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.
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I went to my local hardware store and found small magnets that were 8 pounds of resistance!! So much you can do with these.
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Neodymium magnets are the best. Check out...

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

for neo's of all shapes, sizes, and strengths.
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If you have some old computer hardware, I hear you can get some pretty powerful magnets out of hard drives (dead ones of course!).

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THANKS for the info!!!!!

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

Really appreciate it!!
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Here's the specifics on the Hard Drives.

How to get the magnet out of the hard drive Smile
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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.
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Ps They've got lots of good tools too. Although they usually seem a bit pricey, you get great quality tools from them. Smile
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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
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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,

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Try eBay, search on "Neodymium Magnet" and you find quite a selection....
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I found a lot at Hobby Lobby.
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Radio Shack has the tiny rare earth magnets for chop cup balls.
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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.
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Shadow
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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
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I agree ebay. Not only can you bid on magnets. There are dealers you can contact.
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Trying checking out Woodcraft Store if you have one. that's were I get all of my magnets. http://www.stores.woodcraft.com
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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. Smile
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A thread on Mageteffects eh? That should ATTRACT some interest. Smile

Sorry, that was a bad joke.
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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!
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