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    looking for magnetic!

    hey guys
    i just bought my stand which is in metal and i want to cover it with wood. I woud like to find magnetic in montreal or somewhere not too far: slim slide of magnetic strong enough to hold the wood against the steel frame.

    Thank you
    Richard

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    Cool

    use velcro strips. magnets are $$$$$$$$$

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    If you still want magnets, one way to go is LeeValley. They have Rare Earth magnets and matching zinc cups which make it easy to mount the magnets.

    Magnets:http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...=1,42363,42348
    Cups:http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...=1,42363,42348

    For the 3/8 size with cups, it is about $1 each.
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    Where would you buy suitable velcro strips? I assume you would need stronger velcro than available in textile stores.
    Nick

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    just look for the rolls of industrial velcro...crappy sell it in small strips not sure about rolls tho. the regular velcro should be strong enough tho unless yout hanging 3/4 oak off it and even then if the strip are resting on the floor it would be ok as the velcro is really just holding it from falling forward. but pine and spruce...just keep thin and regular velcro should hold as long as the surface for the adhesive is clean.

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    i still prefer the idea of magnetic..
    i dont know about velcro..
    Richard

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    the magnets are nice
    what would you guys think of 4magnets per face:
    1 magnets can hold up to 9 pounds, so 4 of them will be 36 for a face of a 72x36 in wood (hardwood)
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    Lee valley tools sells Magnetic spheres that are VERY strong. They can be completely hidden inside a wooden frame. they are rare earth magnets. I use them to find and discover nailing patterns on floors. they will sense a 1/8 inch crown on a staple 1/2 an inch in wood. They are so strong they are difficult to take apart when joined together. I am sure they would do the job but they are like 6 bucks a peice.
    Rob

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    circular magnets arent more appropriate than spheres?
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    The spheres are the same as the dics except that they are easy to completely hide. you drill the hole in the frame, put in the magnet and plug the hole with a dowel or hole cover. the completely disappear.
    rob

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