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post #1 of 5 Old 12-19-2011, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thin metal strips for magnets

Hi all,

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I'm working on a project where I need magnets hold two pieces of wood together. One piece will fit into the other via an angled dado and I want the magnets to reinforce the grip. My idea was to add some rare-earth magnets one board and a thin metal strip to the other (inside the angled dado). My question is, where can I find such strips? I'll need something that is about 1/2" wide x 20" long (and as thin as possible. Any thoughts?

Also, how would you adhere the metal to the wood? Any type of glue that works well for this?

Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-19-2011, 07:20 PM
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Try McMaster-Carr for your steel strip.
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Metal banding used on shipping crates and pallets is about 1/2" wide. You should be able to find some in a warehouse type area. Gorilla glue will stick metal to wood but is kinda messy.
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^ I agree. Banding material should work fine. As for connecting them I suggest some sort of adhesive spray. Not sure what they make now but I have an old can that works good for stuff like that. Just be sure to follow applying directions or it will not bond properly.

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post #5 of 5 Old 12-28-2011, 08:05 AM
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a lumber yard

most lumber comes banded to the pallets. They usually discard the bands and you can get them for free. bill

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