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Styro Spheres

Nothing says crafts like genuine Styrofoam™ balls-older than glue guns, more fun than a barrel of sequins-and you can't have too many. Our handy assortment contains (4) 1", (2) 1.5" and (2) 2" balls which sounds like a do-it-yourself solar system if you ask me.

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ASSORTED BALLS, PKG(8)

Styro Spheres

Nothing says crafts like genuine Styrofoam™ balls-older than glue guns, more fun than a barrel of sequins-and you can't have too many. Our handy assortment contains (4) 1", (2) 1.5" and (2) 2" balls which sounds like a do-it-yourself solar system if you ask me.

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$2.95 EACH

Wood You Believe...

A neat bag-o-wood, suitable for model-making, art projects and hobbies of all sorts. The balsa bag weighs almost 3/4 of a pound, and is a random assortment of balsa that may range from 1/8" square strips to a 5" long x 2" square hunk, and lots in between. The basswood may have half a dozen 5" long x 2" square pieces, 8" x 3" sheets, and a whole bunch of 1/16" to 1/8" strips. Whatever the variety of sizes, either bag will total approx 72 cubic inches in all, which is more than it sounds like.

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BAG OF BALSA

Wood You Believe...

A neat bag-o-wood, suitable for model-making, art projects and hobbies of all sorts. The balsa bag weighs almost 3/4 of a pound, and is a random assortment of balsa that may range from 1/8" square strips to a 5" long x 2" square hunk, and lots in between. The basswood may have half a dozen 5" long x 2" square pieces, 8" x 3" sheets, and a whole bunch of 1/16" to 1/8" strips. Whatever the variety of sizes, either bag will total approx 72 cubic inches in all, which is more than it sounds like.

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$11.50 EACH
$12.95
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Alnico Bar Magnet

Pair of alnico bar magnets, each 7/16" x 1/4" x 3". Magnetized end to end with the North pole marked, the North end painted red and the South pole painted blue. Come with a pair of keepers and a wood separator bar.

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SCIENCE FAIR ALNICO BAR MAGNETS

Alnico Bar Magnet

Pair of alnico bar magnets, each 7/16" x 1/4" x 3". Magnetized end to end with the North pole marked, the North end painted red and the South pole painted blue. Come with a pair of keepers and a wood separator bar.

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$8.45 EACH

Shine Some Tiny Lights

These 3-3/4” black plastic disks are 5/16” thick and were made to display the mini-models from Metal Earth™, which we also have. These bases have a pair of white LEDs at the 4 and 8 o’clock positions, lit by the included button cell batteries in the base or the also-included USB-Mini USB cord. Use them to display tiny treasures, or as nightlights, or just turn them on and play mini-frisbee in a dark room for some excitement.

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LIGHTED DISPLAY BASE

Shine Some Tiny Lights

These 3-3/4” black plastic disks are 5/16” thick and were made to display the mini-models from Metal Earth™, which we also have. These bases have a pair of white LEDs at the 4 and 8 o’clock positions, lit by the included button cell batteries in the base or the also-included USB-Mini USB cord. Use them to display tiny treasures, or as nightlights, or just turn them on and play mini-frisbee in a dark room for some excitement.

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$7.50 EACH

Thirty-Six Ounces In A Mile

Kitchen conversions are easy with this 3" x 4" deluxe American Science & Surplus fridge magnet that lists everything from a tablespoon to a cup with the equivalent in ounces, tablespoons, teaspoons, milliliters and fractions of a cup. If your kids already have fridges of their own, you can share the extra magnets with them - unless they were the only kids on the block who knew how many ounces were in a cup. Kitchen Fun.

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KITCHEN MEASUREMENT CONVERSION MAGNET

Thirty-Six Ounces In A Mile

Kitchen conversions are easy with this 3" x 4" deluxe American Science & Surplus fridge magnet that lists everything from a tablespoon to a cup with the equivalent in ounces, tablespoons, teaspoons, milliliters and fractions of a cup. If your kids already have fridges of their own, you can share the extra magnets with them - unless they were the only kids on the block who knew how many ounces were in a cup. Kitchen Fun.

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$4.50 PKG (6)

Magnet From The Black Lagoon

Yes, this grade C8 ceramic magnet is beastly--a monster, measuring 6" X 4" X 1" thick with a conservatively rated pull of 35 lbs, 3850 gauss. Powerful and, like all ceramic magnets, brittle, so keep it away from your laptop and don’t drop it or you may have several little beastly magnets. Use it to hold tools in the shop, or knives in the kitchen--or paint a bull’s eye on it and toss paper clips at it.

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35 LB PULL CERAMIC MAGNET

Magnet From The Black Lagoon

Yes, this grade C8 ceramic magnet is beastly--a monster, measuring 6" X 4" X 1" thick with a conservatively rated pull of 35 lbs, 3850 gauss. Powerful and, like all ceramic magnets, brittle, so keep it away from your laptop and don’t drop it or you may have several little beastly magnets. Use it to hold tools in the shop, or knives in the kitchen--or paint a bull’s eye on it and toss paper clips at it.

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$12.50 EACH
$13.95
-10%

Tired Of Iron Filings?

Same here. Try the Ferrofluid Magnetic Display, a little sealed bottle with virtually fluid nano-particles of ferrous metal suspended in liquid. You’ll get (4) powerful 1/2” dia x 3/16” neodymium disc magnets, (2) of them attached to chess-pawnish holders. Move the magnets in assorted combinations around the bottle for fascinating effects. Sort of the marriage of science with desk toys, but students can’t spill these particles all over the place.

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FERROFLUID MAGNETIC DISPLAY

Tired Of Iron Filings?

Same here. Try the Ferrofluid Magnetic Display, a little sealed bottle with virtually fluid nano-particles of ferrous metal suspended in liquid. You’ll get (4) powerful 1/2” dia x 3/16” neodymium disc magnets, (2) of them attached to chess-pawnish holders. Move the magnets in assorted combinations around the bottle for fascinating effects. Sort of the marriage of science with desk toys, but students can’t spill these particles all over the place.

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$26.95 EACH

Ponyshoe Magnet

Little-bitty horseshoe magnet, for traditionalists. Just 1-1/4" across x 1" x 5/16" thick. Red-painted Alnico, with approx 2.9 lbs of pull (ignore the 2 lb on the label) it includes a little steel keeper for when it's not sticking to a tiny horse's foot.

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HORSESHOE MAGNET

Ponyshoe Magnet

Little-bitty horseshoe magnet, for traditionalists. Just 1-1/4" across x 1" x 5/16" thick. Red-painted Alnico, with approx 2.9 lbs of pull (ignore the 2 lb on the label) it includes a little steel keeper for when it's not sticking to a tiny horse's foot.

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$4.95 EACH
$5.50
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Electrodes-R-Us

Okay, they’re just strips of metal, but CJ says one of each and a grapefruit will get you at least a “C” at the science fair. The copper electrode is 100mm long x 18mm wide  x .8mm thick (3.94" x .7" x .041”). The zinc electrode is 4” long x 3/4” wide x .027” thick and stamped “ZN”. And both of them are awfully useful for crafters and jewelry makers, too.

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COPPER STRIP FOR CRAFTS OR SCIENCE FAIR

Electrodes-R-Us

Okay, they’re just strips of metal, but CJ says one of each and a grapefruit will get you at least a “C” at the science fair. The copper electrode is 100mm long x 18mm wide  x .8mm thick (3.94" x .7" x .041”). The zinc electrode is 4” long x 3/4” wide x .027” thick and stamped “ZN”. And both of them are awfully useful for crafters and jewelry makers, too.

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$2.75 EACH
$2.95
-7%

Let's Wind Things Up…

This would be your standard 1/16" thick tan/pinkish elastic bandage for wrapping around your bum knee, sprained ankle or twisted whatever, if it weren't a super-generous 4" wide and a spectacular 10 feet long! Think of the potential! Our PKG(10) is one 4" x 10' Long piece.

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JUMBO 4" ELASTIC BANDAGE

Let's Wind Things Up…

This would be your standard 1/16" thick tan/pinkish elastic bandage for wrapping around your bum knee, sprained ankle or twisted whatever, if it weren't a super-generous 4" wide and a spectacular 10 feet long! Think of the potential! Our PKG(10) is one 4" x 10' Long piece.

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$3.50 PKG (10)

Net Profit

We supply the net, you figure out the profit. Material is 48" long x 35-3/4" wide white polypropylene Naltex® extruded netting with a 3/32" mesh. Makes nice, well, nets, as well as filters, fences, see-through bags for boats and whatever your brain can think up. (Our package of (4) is one 4 foot x 35-3/4" long piece.) Longer pieces available upon request. 

 

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NALTEX® 48" POLY NETTING

Net Profit

We supply the net, you figure out the profit. Material is 48" long x 35-3/4" wide white polypropylene Naltex® extruded netting with a 3/32" mesh. Makes nice, well, nets, as well as filters, fences, see-through bags for boats and whatever your brain can think up. (Our package of (4) is one 4 foot x 35-3/4" long piece.) Longer pieces available upon request. 

 

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$4.95 PKG (4)

Take This For A Spin

Display all sides of any number of not-too-heavy items on this solar-powered motorized stand (think small model plane, jewelry display, bud vase holding a prize rose). The 4" square base has subtle solar panels on all four sides and supports a 3-1/2" dia clear plastic disc that rotates approx 4 rpm in sunlight and 1 rpm on our desk. Stands 1-3/4" tall with the disc.

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SOLAR-POWERED SPINNING DISPLAY STAND

Take This For A Spin

Display all sides of any number of not-too-heavy items on this solar-powered motorized stand (think small model plane, jewelry display, bud vase holding a prize rose). The 4" square base has subtle solar panels on all four sides and supports a 3-1/2" dia clear plastic disc that rotates approx 4 rpm in sunlight and 1 rpm on our desk. Stands 1-3/4" tall with the disc.

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$9.95 EACH

You Have A Tiny Window

Actually, you’ll have (3) tiny windows. These pieces of clear tempered glass look like they’re made to be louvers in a small jalousie window, but who knows. Measure 6-1/8" x 3-7/8" x 1/8" with roughly ground edges. Think picture windows for a birdhouse. Made in USA.

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CLEAR TEMPERED GLASS LOUVERS

You Have A Tiny Window

Actually, you’ll have (3) tiny windows. These pieces of clear tempered glass look like they’re made to be louvers in a small jalousie window, but who knows. Measure 6-1/8" x 3-7/8" x 1/8" with roughly ground edges. Think picture windows for a birdhouse. Made in USA.

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$4.95 PKG (3)

Foam With A Hole

These gray foam washers/spacers/vibration pads are 1" OD x 1/2" ID x 1/4" thick with a peel-and-stick self-adhesive face on one side. They'll make your doors and drawers land more softly when you close them. Also useful as non-scratch and non-slide feet.

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1" FOAM WASHER VIBRATION PADS

Foam With A Hole

These gray foam washers/spacers/vibration pads are 1" OD x 1/2" ID x 1/4" thick with a peel-and-stick self-adhesive face on one side. They'll make your doors and drawers land more softly when you close them. Also useful as non-scratch and non-slide feet.

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$3.95 PKG (20)

Mighty Pretty & Mighty Powerful

Like Wonder Woman, this nickel-plated rare earth magnet is pretty and extremely powerful. It’s a 3/4” square x 1/4” thick neodymium magnet with an 8-lb pull and a better-than-usual plating job.

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8-LB PULL NICKEL PLATED MAGNET

Mighty Pretty & Mighty Powerful

Like Wonder Woman, this nickel-plated rare earth magnet is pretty and extremely powerful. It’s a 3/4” square x 1/4” thick neodymium magnet with an 8-lb pull and a better-than-usual plating job.

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$5.50 EACH
$7.95
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Excellent Electromagnet

Physics project alert! This robust puppy of a magnet has dual 6V coils and stands 4" high x 3-1/4" wide, not counting the side terminals. Each coil draws 2.4A at 6VDC, and is conservatively rated for 40 Newtons (approx 9 lbs) at that voltage. Can be wired in either parallel or series, and comes with a mounting hook. Works great with a 6-volt lantern battery.

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ELECTROMAGNET

Excellent Electromagnet

Physics project alert! This robust puppy of a magnet has dual 6V coils and stands 4" high x 3-1/4" wide, not counting the side terminals. Each coil draws 2.4A at 6VDC, and is conservatively rated for 40 Newtons (approx 9 lbs) at that voltage. Can be wired in either parallel or series, and comes with a mounting hook. Works great with a 6-volt lantern battery.

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$17.95 EACH
$19.50
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No Chips Off This Block

Just a big, smooth ceramic block magnet, 2" square x 1" thick with an affirmative 15-pound pull. You stick a note on the fridge with this puppy and you can be pretty sure it's going to be there when you get home. Even if you leave the windows open. Nice for grabbing loose screws on the workbench, too, but keep it away from your hard drive and the credit cards in your wallet.

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15 LB PULL CERAMIC MAGNET

No Chips Off This Block

Just a big, smooth ceramic block magnet, 2" square x 1" thick with an affirmative 15-pound pull. You stick a note on the fridge with this puppy and you can be pretty sure it's going to be there when you get home. Even if you leave the windows open. Nice for grabbing loose screws on the workbench, too, but keep it away from your hard drive and the credit cards in your wallet.

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$4.85 EACH

Interesting Ceramics

Ceramic magnets, 15/16" dia x 3/16" thick. One side has a 5/16" sq that goes through to a steel plate is octagonal, 9/16" across with a 3/16" dia hole in the center. The plate allows flexible mounting of the 3/4 lb lift magnet. The other interesting feature is that the ceramic appears to have many poles around the rim, (4 ea N and S). This may be a focussing effect of the insert, though.

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CERAMIC MAGNET W/INSERT

Interesting Ceramics

Ceramic magnets, 15/16" dia x 3/16" thick. One side has a 5/16" sq that goes through to a steel plate is octagonal, 9/16" across with a 3/16" dia hole in the center. The plate allows flexible mounting of the 3/4 lb lift magnet. The other interesting feature is that the ceramic appears to have many poles around the rim, (4 ea N and S). This may be a focussing effect of the insert, though.

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$1.95 PKG (10)

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