Magnets...

Magnets...

Postby gdeloian » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:47 pm

Hey guys...I built a great 2x12 cabinet with a nice lid/cover. I used industrial stregth velcro, buyt it just isnt quite strong enough to hold the cover on. I think magnets are the way to go...have you had experience using rare earth magnets and where can I find the kind that can be screwed into the wood? Again, I dont want to have to do any gluing, I want the kind with the counter sunk cups, but I'm having a challenge finding exactly what I'm looking for...Thanks in advance

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Re: Magnets...

Postby zambiland » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:54 pm

I just used rare earth disc magnets glued into the wood. They've last for quite a while with no problems.
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Re: Magnets...

Postby milobender » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:40 am

Me too... just drilled a hole in the wood and used epoxy to put them in. Works fine... I haven't seen any specially shaped ones like you are mentioning... I imagine they'd be a lot more expensive.
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Re: Magnets...

Postby gmchart » Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:35 pm

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Re: Magnets...

Postby milobender » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:17 pm

I used the 3/8" ones... worked like a charm

http://www.parts-express.com/cat/magnets/524
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Re: Magnets...

Postby Jon S. » Fri May 15, 2015 7:29 am

Cheap on the 'bay. You want the 9mm neo mags. My TRM cab, as an example, uses 9x3 mms but you could also go 9x5. E.g., 50 for $15.99:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/50pcs-Super-Str ... 3a8c8874ba
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