Customs: The joy of magnets

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  1. acollier

    acollier Well-Known Member

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    Where do people stand on using magnets in customs?

    Now, this ties into the whole "love it or loath it" nature of parts-forming. More and more, i'm resorting to using magnets in customs to achieve certain configurations that just aren't possible without a major engineering feat.

    Jin is a notable proponent of the rare-Earth magnet and his Ultra-Magnus Magnusson crotch/grill is a perfect example of a time when magnets are needed for a certain aesthetic look.

    So, how many of you are becoming attracted to magnets?
     
  2. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    I love 'em. Wish I knew of a place around Halifax where I could get some.
     
  3. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    used it once so far and i love it. :D 
     
  4. agentgro420

    agentgro420 Le potteux

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    go to your local walmart and buy a Magnetix kit( some kit as cheap as 7$ and you'll get over 15 magnets). those magnets are really good, even though they're a not as thin as Jin's rare-earth magnet and you'll need a dremel to take them off their socket.
     
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    They also have these ones called ProMAG in the crafts section and they are a little stronger than the earth mags but a it bigger. Or gaussboys.com I think has a lot of magnets too. From tiny to a 120+ lb pull. Thats very attractive :) 
     
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    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Wasn't there a place that specialized in geological and educational knicknacks on Barrington, close to the intersection with Sackville?

    If it's not still there, I believe that Lee Valley (specialty craft supplies) in the Burnside Industrial Park carries rare earth magnets... you could look them up in the phone book and call them to confirm easily enough.

    Man... I haven't lived in Halifax in so long... I'm getting all nostalgic. :) 

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