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Bear With Us

We think of these as industrial worry beads, but they're really 5/16" dia (8mm) steel ball bearings, ready to be put to whatever ball-bearing uses you might have. Our each is a pack of (50), which should cover a lot of worries, and whatever else you can come up with.

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5/16" BALL BEARINGS

Bear With Us

We think of these as industrial worry beads, but they're really 5/16" dia (8mm) steel ball bearings, ready to be put to whatever ball-bearing uses you might have. Our each is a pack of (50), which should cover a lot of worries, and whatever else you can come up with.

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$2.75 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 BASSWOOD

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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A FEW GOOD DOWELS

A good dowel is always a good buy, and we’ve got some good dowels at great prices! These wood dowels come a variety of Asian hardwoods including Sesendok, Geronggang and Yellow Merantis. They are a very nice blonde color and moderately heavy. The dowels are strong, stainable, and warp–resistant. All are 12” long; a package is (10) 1/4” dia or (5) 1/2” dia dowels.

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12" WOODEN DOWEL, 1/4" DIA

A FEW GOOD DOWELS

A good dowel is always a good buy, and we’ve got some good dowels at great prices! These wood dowels come a variety of Asian hardwoods including Sesendok, Geronggang and Yellow Merantis. They are a very nice blonde color and moderately heavy. The dowels are strong, stainable, and warp–resistant. All are 12” long; a package is (10) 1/4” dia or (5) 1/2” dia dowels.

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You Into Cubism?

There are myriad uses for these colored and unfinished wooden cubes. (Yes, myriad, which is even more than several plethoras.) These cubes are 5/8” on a side and there are (42) of them in each pack, and we’ll send you a pack of colored and a pack of unfinished. Now go think of something clever to make besides a bunch of dice. Although there’s nothing wrong with a bunch of hand-painted dice.

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5/8” WOODEN CUBES

You Into Cubism?

There are myriad uses for these colored and unfinished wooden cubes. (Yes, myriad, which is even more than several plethoras.) These cubes are 5/8” on a side and there are (42) of them in each pack, and we’ll send you a pack of colored and a pack of unfinished. Now go think of something clever to make besides a bunch of dice. Although there’s nothing wrong with a bunch of hand-painted dice.

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$2.95 PKG (2)

Balls Of Steel

What can we say about chrome steel ball bearings besides their essential uses? Well, a lot, actually. They're perfect for Rube Goldberg displays and artwork. Imagine them in various sizes in a glass container. Imagine dipping them in paint, rolling them on canvas and making the world forget about Jackson Pollock. They also work as heavy-duty marbles, and might even calm you if you place a few in your palm and work them like a stress ball. See what you can come up with when the wheels start turning? Ball bearings. Wheels turning. We know you got it. You pick the size that suits your bearing needs.

 

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1-1/8" STEEL BALL BEARINGS

Balls Of Steel

What can we say about chrome steel ball bearings besides their essential uses? Well, a lot, actually. They're perfect for Rube Goldberg displays and artwork. Imagine them in various sizes in a glass container. Imagine dipping them in paint, rolling them on canvas and making the world forget about Jackson Pollock. They also work as heavy-duty marbles, and might even calm you if you place a few in your palm and work them like a stress ball. See what you can come up with when the wheels start turning? Ball bearings. Wheels turning. We know you got it. You pick the size that suits your bearing needs.

 

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$6.95 PKG (4)

Micro-Plywood

Small pieces of very thin plywood for your craft and model-making needs. You get 18 cubic inches, which will translate into multiple sheets of 3-ply poplar, birch or similar wood at 1/8 to 3/16" thicknesses in random shapes. Our sample was (6) sheets, 6" long x 2" to 3" wide, some at 1/8" and some at 3/16". Perfect for custom-made dollhouse doors!

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THIN WOOD

Micro-Plywood

Small pieces of very thin plywood for your craft and model-making needs. You get 18 cubic inches, which will translate into multiple sheets of 3-ply poplar, birch or similar wood at 1/8 to 3/16" thicknesses in random shapes. Our sample was (6) sheets, 6" long x 2" to 3" wide, some at 1/8" and some at 3/16". Perfect for custom-made dollhouse doors!

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$9.95 EACH

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

Say “Aaaaaah”

Now put your tongue back in your mouth. These aren’t tongue depressors, they’re wooden craft sticks measuring 6” x 3/4” x 1/16” or 6" x 3/8" x 1/16" with rounded corners. (We stopped selling tongue depressors because we were tired of thinking about all of those unhappy tongues out there.) They come in assorted bright colors or your classic standard wooden look, with (40) per pack.. (Our choice, because that is how we roll.) Craft sticks are nothing but fun.

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6” WOODEN CRAFT STICKS

Say “Aaaaaah”

Now put your tongue back in your mouth. These aren’t tongue depressors, they’re wooden craft sticks measuring 6” x 3/4” x 1/16” or 6" x 3/8" x 1/16" with rounded corners. (We stopped selling tongue depressors because we were tired of thinking about all of those unhappy tongues out there.) They come in assorted bright colors or your classic standard wooden look, with (40) per pack.. (Our choice, because that is how we roll.) Craft sticks are nothing but fun.

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$2.95 PKG (2)

THEY'RE CORKERS

Natural cork, right from those strange trees, in perfect rings. We're thinking pads, gaskets, bumpers, arts and crafts projects, insulators, or all-natural, metal-detector-safe jewelry. You pick from 2" OD x 1" ID rings that are 1/4" or 3/8" thick; or 3" OD x 2" ID rings that are 1/4" or 3/8" thick. Note that the Thins (below) are 1/4" thick, and the Thicks (below) are 3/8" thick. Got that?

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3" CORK RING, THIN, 3" X 2" I.D. X 1/4" THICK

THEY'RE CORKERS

Natural cork, right from those strange trees, in perfect rings. We're thinking pads, gaskets, bumpers, arts and crafts projects, insulators, or all-natural, metal-detector-safe jewelry. You pick from 2" OD x 1" ID rings that are 1/4" or 3/8" thick; or 3" OD x 2" ID rings that are 1/4" or 3/8" thick. Note that the Thins (below) are 1/4" thick, and the Thicks (below) are 3/8" thick. Got that?

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$3.25 PKG (10)

Plates Of Steel

Snazzy-plus, and better than buns of steel because you can get these without exercising at all. These enameled steel plates, of unknown provenance, measure 14-1/4" x 3-1/2" x 1/32" thick, with a pair of 7/32” mounting holes centered 1-1/4” from each end. Painted sky blue, black, lime green or fuchsia, they’re for mounting on walls for magnet use. Think: kids rooms, recipes in the kitchen, or home office/craft room notes to self. You’ll get (3) plates--either (1) each in blue, green and black; or a 3-pack in fuchsia.

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ASSORTED COLOR ENAMELED STEEL PLATES

Plates Of Steel

Snazzy-plus, and better than buns of steel because you can get these without exercising at all. These enameled steel plates, of unknown provenance, measure 14-1/4" x 3-1/2" x 1/32" thick, with a pair of 7/32” mounting holes centered 1-1/4” from each end. Painted sky blue, black, lime green or fuchsia, they’re for mounting on walls for magnet use. Think: kids rooms, recipes in the kitchen, or home office/craft room notes to self. You’ll get (3) plates--either (1) each in blue, green and black; or a 3-pack in fuchsia.

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$5.95 PKG (3)

Too Tubular

These are dark gray, open-cell foam tubes, 5-3/8” long x 1-3/4” OD with a 3/4” ID bore. We wouldn’t presume to tell you what to do with these, which is, of course your business, and frankly, we’d be ashamed of ourselves for violating your privacy with a lot of questions. Forget we even mentioned it. Oh, OK, try broom-handle pads, or slice them open like hot dog buns and pad the edge of a table.

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5-3/8” LONG FOAM TUBES

Too Tubular

These are dark gray, open-cell foam tubes, 5-3/8” long x 1-3/4” OD with a 3/4” ID bore. We wouldn’t presume to tell you what to do with these, which is, of course your business, and frankly, we’d be ashamed of ourselves for violating your privacy with a lot of questions. Forget we even mentioned it. Oh, OK, try broom-handle pads, or slice them open like hot dog buns and pad the edge of a table.

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$3.50 PKG (5)

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)

Bull’s Eye Coaster

Your guess is probably better than ours about what this started life as, but it’s a coaster now. Or a wall decoration. Or some part of an art project. In glass, 4-3/8” dia x 5/32” thick.Textured on one side; the other side is ground around the outside with a clear 1-3/4” circle in the center. Lightly polished edge.

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GLASS COASTERS

Bull’s Eye Coaster

Your guess is probably better than ours about what this started life as, but it’s a coaster now. Or a wall decoration. Or some part of an art project. In glass, 4-3/8” dia x 5/32” thick.Textured on one side; the other side is ground around the outside with a clear 1-3/4” circle in the center. Lightly polished edge.

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$7.50 PKG (5)

Sooo Trading Spaces®

Using these 2-1/8" x 5" dia shapes can be a designer's challenge, but they are extremely cool! The flattened spheres have a dazzling deep rosé -- or maybe light merlot -- metallic finish, and a pattern of concentric circles on one side. Each opens to reveal (6) dividers, a divine design that lets you use them as segmented, decorative storage boxes but gives them the strength to be what they are -- furniture feet for a modern chair or sofa. (They're made of the same heavy plastic as many of our replacement wheels, and each comes with a 2-1/8" long x 5/16"-8 hex bolt that fits through the molded center. Handy if you decide to attach 4 or 5 dozen to your family room wall!) We can hear it now. "Honey, while you were out I decided to spruce up the place...."

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HIGH FASHION FEET

Sooo Trading Spaces®

Using these 2-1/8" x 5" dia shapes can be a designer's challenge, but they are extremely cool! The flattened spheres have a dazzling deep rosé -- or maybe light merlot -- metallic finish, and a pattern of concentric circles on one side. Each opens to reveal (6) dividers, a divine design that lets you use them as segmented, decorative storage boxes but gives them the strength to be what they are -- furniture feet for a modern chair or sofa. (They're made of the same heavy plastic as many of our replacement wheels, and each comes with a 2-1/8" long x 5/16"-8 hex bolt that fits through the molded center. Handy if you decide to attach 4 or 5 dozen to your family room wall!) We can hear it now. "Honey, while you were out I decided to spruce up the place...."

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$1.50 PKG (4)

Holiday Colors

Felt donuts, or rings, or circles, or bushings, or whatever. The perfect die-cut shapes are all 1-1/2" dia with a 1" bore, and 1/16" to 3/16" thick. They come in Christmas red and green, and Teresa filled each bag of (50) with whichever color she grabbed from the box. We couldn't begin to list the things you could use them for. Just order a couple of bags and start getting creative!

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FELT DONUTS

Holiday Colors

Felt donuts, or rings, or circles, or bushings, or whatever. The perfect die-cut shapes are all 1-1/2" dia with a 1" bore, and 1/16" to 3/16" thick. They come in Christmas red and green, and Teresa filled each bag of (50) with whichever color she grabbed from the box. We couldn't begin to list the things you could use them for. Just order a couple of bags and start getting creative!

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$3.25 PKG (50)

CELESTIAL INSPIRATION

The planets. You can own them. These wood balls with holes drilled in them (but not through them) were meant to be planets and moons for a solar system model. Do it yourself. You and your kids will learn a lot more than if you bought a kit that does all the thinking for you. Some balls are painted bright colors, some are varnished natural wood. Most have at least one 1/4" hole, some have smaller holes. They could also be joints and/or finials for some kind of dowel construction. Nothing to stop you from drilling new holes for a truly custom project.

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BALL, 2" DIA

CELESTIAL INSPIRATION

The planets. You can own them. These wood balls with holes drilled in them (but not through them) were meant to be planets and moons for a solar system model. Do it yourself. You and your kids will learn a lot more than if you bought a kit that does all the thinking for you. Some balls are painted bright colors, some are varnished natural wood. Most have at least one 1/4" hole, some have smaller holes. They could also be joints and/or finials for some kind of dowel construction. Nothing to stop you from drilling new holes for a truly custom project.

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$2.95 PKG (3)

CRAFTERS DELIGHT

Felt donuts, or rings, or circles, or bushings, or whatever. The perfect die-cut shapes are all 1-1/2" dia with a 1" bore, and 1/16" to 3/16" thick. They come in Christmas red and green, and Maria filled each bag of (500) with whichever color she grabbed from the box. We couldn't begin to list the things you could use them for. Just order our pkg pf 500 and start getting creative! 

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CRAFTERS GREEN AND RED FELT WASHERS

CRAFTERS DELIGHT

Felt donuts, or rings, or circles, or bushings, or whatever. The perfect die-cut shapes are all 1-1/2" dia with a 1" bore, and 1/16" to 3/16" thick. They come in Christmas red and green, and Maria filled each bag of (500) with whichever color she grabbed from the box. We couldn't begin to list the things you could use them for. Just order our pkg pf 500 and start getting creative! 

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$8.50 PKG (500)

Iron Doughnuts

Ferrite toroids, actually. (The Iron Doughnuts was the house band at the Fillmore West in '66.) These doughnuts are for making transformers and filters and other magnetic magic. Ours measure 1-5/16" x 11/16" x 1/2".

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FERRITE TOROIDS

Iron Doughnuts

Ferrite toroids, actually. (The Iron Doughnuts was the house band at the Fillmore West in '66.) These doughnuts are for making transformers and filters and other magnetic magic. Ours measure 1-5/16" x 11/16" x 1/2".

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$3.75 PKG (6)

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