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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Different Coatings

Neodymium magnets are usually coated to protect them from rusting. This is because they are made from a sintered powder containing Neodymium, Iron, Boron and small quantities of other rare earth elements. The coatings can change the appearance of the magnet drastically, but it doesn’t change the magnets properties in any other way.   This photo shows a Nickel-Copper-Nickel plated … Continue reading

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Loom Bands and Fridge Magnets

Loom bands seem to be the latest thing and we wondered if they could be made into fridge magnets.  Happily, the answer is yes!  We used a youtube tutorial to make Ladybirds (Ladybugs)  DoodleDrawArt – How to make a Ladybug Charm youtube tutorial. Once they are removed from the loom, the ladybird is flat and the spots are hidden inside. … Continue reading

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A 'Flock' of loom band ladybirds on the fridge

School Holidays are almost upon us

It’s that time of year again when the kids are about to break up for their long summer holiday. We have been looking for magnetic fun that you can have with kids for minimal money.  There are fridge magnets to make (how about some early christmas presents for friends and relatives), there’s a magnetic marble run game which you can … Continue reading

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Pinterest

This week, in the world of Guy’s Magnets, has been all about the kids and the impending long summer school holidays.  Rainy days are not, generally, fun for parents.  The kids slouch around watching TV or playing on a variety of techy devices when they should be doing something…anything! So we decided it was time to put together a selection … Continue reading

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Magnets will revolutionise refridgeration!

A report in Txchnologist indicates that a revolution in domestic and commercial refridgeration is on the horizon. Traditional refridgeration uses a coolant which is expanded and contracted causing a change in pressure.  As the coolant expands and the pressure drops, it causes cooling of the vapour and a fan then blows over the coolant pushing cold air into the refridgeration … Continue reading

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Deilvery Day Friday

For some inexplicable reason, our big deliveries always seem to turn up on a Friday, usually, at the most inconvenient time.  We were expecting 3 pallets of approximately 1 million magnets to be delivered and as time ticked on to mid-day, we decided that to run a ‘book’ on just when it would arrive. Tandy, (Warehouse), chose 1.19pm (when the … Continue reading

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Craft Project – Glass beads, pictures and magnets

  We love these handmade fridge magnets. The glass pebbles are about 15mm in diameter you can use either a small neodymium disk or our 12x3mm or 14x3mm ferrite disks   Tutorial: Pebble Rings and Magnets: Guest Post by Mandy of Something Monumental

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Monopole Magnets – myth becomes reality

  We have had a lot of requests in the last 2-3 months for monopole magnets. It’s time to debunk some psuedo-science. There is NO SUCH THING! The laws of physics require every magnet to have two poles This was true – until very recently. David Hall and his team at Amherst College have managed to make monopoles in a … Continue reading

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