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Offline Tommyknocker

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Magnets
« on: January 14, 2011, 09:37:54 PM »
I've mentioned this on other forums but thought it would be helpful here...a great source for magnets are discarded microwaves. You see them all the time.
Every microwave has a "magnetometer", it contains two magnets, doughnut shaped, about 4" across, 3/4" thick.
Just open the cabinet, look for a device with aluminum "fins" the magnets will be inside that...you gotta' play Demolition Man. I use a good, heavy-duty pair of pliers or channel-locks to dis-assemble the magnetometer.....Have fun!

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Re: Magnets
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 09:45:37 PM »
Good to know...

Thanks Tom

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Re: Magnets
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 09:49:30 PM »
I got mine from my old sonicare tooth brush heads...small and powerful
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Re: Magnets
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2011, 08:47:53 AM »
Hah...I've never thought of tearing apart a sonicare toothbrush...I'll keep my eyes open next time I'm "excavating" a "treasure bin"!
Old computer hard drives also contain some powerful magnets, but they are more difficult to extract.    ^#! Save 'em for a rainy day project.
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Re: Magnets
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011, 07:06:13 PM »
First attempt at posting photos,just taken with an IPhone
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Re: Magnets
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 08:25:33 PM »
I have found these folks to be top notch in products, service and cost.

http://www.magnet4sale.com/neodymium-ndfeb-rare-earth-magnets/

Just be very careful - they are EXTREMELY strong magnets.  If you take your attention off them for an instant you will wish you hadn't. <~ShOcK~> <-shock_> <~ShOcK~>

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Re: Magnets
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2011, 07:33:02 AM »
thanks for the link !
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Re: Magnets
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 07:03:57 PM »
BlackPearl

In that last photo, is that magnet picking up a piece of pyrite?

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Re: Magnets
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2012, 07:21:57 PM »
Did I miss it? Did we get an answer to, if that was a chunk of ore that that tiny little magnet was picking up? I find that a little hard to believe myself. :)
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Re: Magnets
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2013, 09:07:51 AM »
If you have an old computer with an dead hard drive, tear it apart and there is a very powerful magnet in there. Or go to any
computer store and ask for a dead Hard Drive.

 


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