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New here, wasn't sure where to post this. If it's the wrong area please feel free to move it, or delete it and let me know.

With that said, stoked I found this place! Have had an issue bugging me for ages now and hoping one of the many wood workers here can help.

I am looking for a magnet that is under 3mm in height, and 1/4" in diameter...

If anyone has any thoughts/advice. I can do slotting, but I want to toy with magnets to keep what I am making closed.

The item being made is a 4.5" x 3" case that is 1/2" deep. Sliced in half I want to use the magnets to keep it shut.

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I get mine on ebay.
 

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I get my small rare earth magnets at a store called Hobby Lobby. Not too expensive and they range in size from 1" dia. to 1/8" dia. Very thin too.

This is one of the first projects I ever made so no laughing. I counter bored 4 holes on the back side and epoxied four 1" dia. rare earth magnets into the holes. It sticks to the side of my fridge. The magnets are so strong I could hang a 6-pack on it without it sliding down.

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Rare earth magnets are the way to go. If one is not strong enough you can simply stack them up. The more you have in a line the stronger the magnetic field. The ones I get at Hobby Lobby are all round and flat disk shape but there are online sources that have much greater variety.

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Considering most projects don't need many of them the price isn't bad.
 
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