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goosemang
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not sure if anybody has any ideas here:

I'd like some kind of large metal surface I could bolt to the wall, say 7 feet square or so, that I could use to layout photos with magnets, move them around for sequencing, etc. anybody know if there's a specific product like this, or if I can just get some large piece of metal surface somewhere?



Sep 30, 2012 at 07:46 PM
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p.1 #2 · magnetic surface for wall?


GIYF, "sheet steel".

http://www.metalsdepot.com/products/hrsteel2.phtml?page=sheet



Sep 30, 2012 at 08:16 PM
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p.1 #3 · magnetic surface for wall?


or, magnetic dry erase board in large sheets - if you want to be able to use dry erase markers too:

http://kk.org/cooltools/archives/679



Sep 30, 2012 at 08:41 PM
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p.1 #4 · magnetic surface for wall?


wow, those steel she's will probably work great... bet I can do it for under $200 as well


Sep 30, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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p.1 #5 · magnetic surface for wall?


oh jeeze $100 to ship, lol

maybe some local shop can do this for me



Sep 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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p.1 #6 · magnetic surface for wall?


How about magnetic paint? (Actually a primer that you can then paint over with paint/color of your choosing.)

http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=127

Available at my local Home Depot.



Oct 01, 2012 at 02:54 AM
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wow, amazing!

I could put that down and cover it with chalkboard paint so I can make notes, etc.

definitely going check that out.... much easier than mounting a metal sheet, assuming it can hold decent sized prints



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p.1 #8 · magnetic surface for wall?


uh, before I go do something really stupid... do you think a wall with a bunch of magnets in the same room as a computer with hard drives is a really bad idea? even if they're 10 feet apart?


Oct 01, 2012 at 03:09 AM
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goosemang wrote:
uh, before I go do something really stupid... do you think a wall with a bunch of magnets in the same room as a computer with hard drives is a really bad idea? even if they're 10 feet apart?


While a strong enough magnet can erase a hard drive, you have absolutely nothing to worry about with a few wall magnets 10 feet away. Hard drives themselves contain a strong rare earth magnet as part of an operating component so clearly small magnets are harmless. I have 4 rare earth magnets that each have a rating of over 100lbs pull-force and even those setting on top of a hard drive does nothing to the data. So unless you have a hugely strong magnet that you plan on placing directly on top of your hard drives for a few minutes, you're fine.

Here, read this:
http://www.kjmagnetics.com/blog.asp?p=hard-drive-destruction

And here are the magnets they unsuccessfully used in trying to erase a hard drive:
http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=DZ0Y0



Oct 01, 2012 at 03:47 AM
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p.1 #10 · magnetic surface for wall?


ok, I definitely need to get some of these dangerous magnets.


Oct 01, 2012 at 04:01 AM
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I needed a few small neodymium for a project and ended up buying a whole plethora of magnets just to fool around with. While playing with two 50lb pull-force magnets I accidentally got them too close to each other and they slammed together, pinching a fold of skin on my hand. Hurt like hell and I had a blood blister the size of a quarter.

Anything stronger than 50lb I'd treat with serious respect. When they say those 565lb pull-force magnets are dangerous, they aren't joking. If you were to get your hand caught between one of those and something ferrous you had better have a couple of friends around to pull it off you.



Oct 01, 2012 at 04:36 AM
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goosemang wrote:
oh jeeze $100 to ship, lol

maybe some local shop can do this for me



what is your time worth to do all the work?



Oct 01, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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p.1 #13 · magnetic surface for wall?


oh, i mean a local shop could make the metal. i wouldn't pay someone to hang it.


Oct 01, 2012 at 03:41 PM
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Better look into pricing delivery and your time


Oct 01, 2012 at 10:55 PM





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