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Diamonds By The Dozen

This nicely made 13-piece file set has a dozen diamond-encrusted files at 2, 4 and 6mm wide x 1-3/16” long with 120, 180, 300, and 400 grit surfaces. They all fit nicely into a colleted 4-3/4” long aluminum handle, which is included . Go rub something the right way.

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13-PIECE DIAMOND FILE SET

Diamonds By The Dozen

This nicely made 13-piece file set has a dozen diamond-encrusted files at 2, 4 and 6mm wide x 1-3/16” long with 120, 180, 300, and 400 grit surfaces. They all fit nicely into a colleted 4-3/4” long aluminum handle, which is included . Go rub something the right way.

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$12.50 EACH

Box of Rocks

About 30-40 highly polished stones, all shiny, translucent, or brightly colored, ranging from 3/4" long to 1/8" long. Great for mosaics, jewelry, or aquariums.

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BRIGHTLY COLORED POLISHED GEMSTONES

Box of Rocks

About 30-40 highly polished stones, all shiny, translucent, or brightly colored, ranging from 3/4" long to 1/8" long. Great for mosaics, jewelry, or aquariums.

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$2.85 EACH

Pocket Microscopy

Good things come in (2) different small packages. Our pocket microscopes are compact and perfect for a clear, close look at stamps, coins, flora, insects or assorted minutiae. The 30X version measures 5-3/4" x 1-5/8" x 3/4" in black plastic with a focus knob, on/off switch, small LED for illumination, and a vinyl carrying case. Requires (2) "AA"s. The 60X version is a microscopic 3-1/4" x 1-3/16" x 3/4" and has a built-in white LED illuminator powered by (3) coin-cell batteries that are included. Magnifies from 60-100X, with coarse- and fine-focus knobs, and has a vinyl carrying case.

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60X HANDHELD POCKET MICROSCOPE

Pocket Microscopy

Good things come in (2) different small packages. Our pocket microscopes are compact and perfect for a clear, close look at stamps, coins, flora, insects or assorted minutiae. The 30X version measures 5-3/4" x 1-5/8" x 3/4" in black plastic with a focus knob, on/off switch, small LED for illumination, and a vinyl carrying case. Requires (2) "AA"s. The 60X version is a microscopic 3-1/4" x 1-3/16" x 3/4" and has a built-in white LED illuminator powered by (3) coin-cell batteries that are included. Magnifies from 60-100X, with coarse- and fine-focus knobs, and has a vinyl carrying case.

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RIFFLER RIFFLER RIFFLER

Riffler files are most prized by sculptors, wood carvers, model makers and similar fashioners of precision objects. They come in a variety of flat, round and triangular shapes. They are usually pointed and always have a delicate curve toward the point which makes them particularly useful for working in tight and curvy spots. We have a set of (10) in an attractive red plastic case. They are 3 x 180 mm size (about 7"), and were made in China for the King Manufacturing Co. Very nice quality at a very nice price. They can cost as much as $4.00-$5.00 apiece in regular outlets.

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MODEL MAKER RIFFLER FILES

RIFFLER RIFFLER RIFFLER

Riffler files are most prized by sculptors, wood carvers, model makers and similar fashioners of precision objects. They come in a variety of flat, round and triangular shapes. They are usually pointed and always have a delicate curve toward the point which makes them particularly useful for working in tight and curvy spots. We have a set of (10) in an attractive red plastic case. They are 3 x 180 mm size (about 7"), and were made in China for the King Manufacturing Co. Very nice quality at a very nice price. They can cost as much as $4.00-$5.00 apiece in regular outlets.

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$5.00 EACH
$7.95
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Squeeze 'n' Squirt

Inside the lab, it's a standard translucent-white, LDPE-plastic wash bottle, 500ml/16oz, measuring 2-3/4" dia x 6-3/4 tall with a screwcap and a right-angle, 5/16" dia nozzle. Outside the lab, it's so pleasing to squeeze and squirt with that some of us keep them in the kitchen.

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WASH BOTTLE

Squeeze 'n' Squirt

Inside the lab, it's a standard translucent-white, LDPE-plastic wash bottle, 500ml/16oz, measuring 2-3/4" dia x 6-3/4 tall with a screwcap and a right-angle, 5/16" dia nozzle. Outside the lab, it's so pleasing to squeeze and squirt with that some of us keep them in the kitchen.

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$5.95 EACH

Diamonds In Your Pocket

Life will never be dull again if you carry this pocket-sized diamond knife and scissors sharpener. Comes with (3) 2" long diamond encrusted rods, (2) fine and (1) coarse. The 1-15/16" x 2-3/8" x 5/8" holder is also a frame with slots that hold the rods at the correct blade-sharpening angle. Even though it's made as a pocket tool, with a short keychain, it would abrade its way right out of any pocket. We recommend you just hang it above your workbench.

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DIAMOND KNIFE AND SCISSORS SHARPENER

Diamonds In Your Pocket

Life will never be dull again if you carry this pocket-sized diamond knife and scissors sharpener. Comes with (3) 2" long diamond encrusted rods, (2) fine and (1) coarse. The 1-15/16" x 2-3/8" x 5/8" holder is also a frame with slots that hold the rods at the correct blade-sharpening angle. Even though it's made as a pocket tool, with a short keychain, it would abrade its way right out of any pocket. We recommend you just hang it above your workbench.

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$2.95 EACH

Tinder Is The Night

Daytime, too, or whenever you need to start a fire, especially outdoors. These pressed resinous-pine tinder sticks measure 4" long x 1/2" square, and our each is a box of a dozen. Marked as being from the “Survivor Series,” they’re water-resistant and slow burning, lasting approx five minutes each. 

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SLOW BURN PINE TINDER STICKS

Tinder Is The Night

Daytime, too, or whenever you need to start a fire, especially outdoors. These pressed resinous-pine tinder sticks measure 4" long x 1/2" square, and our each is a box of a dozen. Marked as being from the “Survivor Series,” they’re water-resistant and slow burning, lasting approx five minutes each. 

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$2.95 EACH

Sticky Bar Of Silver

This plated N52 14,200 gauss neodymium magnet is shaped like a miniature silver ingot, measuring 1-1/2" long x 1/2" wide x 1/4" thick. Has a big hangonability quotient, which the manufacturer claims is 15 lbs of pull, meaning it's probably closer to 13 lbs. Impressive either way for such a cute little magnet. 

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NEODYMIUM MAGNETIC BAR

Sticky Bar Of Silver

This plated N52 14,200 gauss neodymium magnet is shaped like a miniature silver ingot, measuring 1-1/2" long x 1/2" wide x 1/4" thick. Has a big hangonability quotient, which the manufacturer claims is 15 lbs of pull, meaning it's probably closer to 13 lbs. Impressive either way for such a cute little magnet. 

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$4.85 EACH

Victorian Dropper

It looks as though it should be used for administering laudanum! A 30mL, 1-1/4" sq x 3" tall clear glass bottle, it has thick molded sides and a heavy lip: very antique in appearance. It is stoppered with a red(!) rubber stopper which is the squeeze bulb for the glass dropper tube inside. A real eye catcher, but give it a good wash please. It clearly is not sterile.

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OLD STYLE DROPPER BOTTLE

Victorian Dropper

It looks as though it should be used for administering laudanum! A 30mL, 1-1/4" sq x 3" tall clear glass bottle, it has thick molded sides and a heavy lip: very antique in appearance. It is stoppered with a red(!) rubber stopper which is the squeeze bulb for the glass dropper tube inside. A real eye catcher, but give it a good wash please. It clearly is not sterile.

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$3.50 PKG (2)

On Your Feet!

Put these on your feet, and stay on your feet. We use these here in the frozen heartland, and so should you if you’re anywhere where the snow flies and ice coats the sidewalks. Measure 9” long in black silicone rubber, and they stretch over the toe and heel of pretty much any size shoe, men’s or women’s, with rubber pads that have (5) 5-pointed steel cleats on each sole. Easy on, easy off for your winter-walking convenience. For you folks in the warmer climes, you can use them to turn any pair of shoes into cleats for pick-up games of football.

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RUBBER ICE CLEAT PULL-ONS

On Your Feet!

Put these on your feet, and stay on your feet. We use these here in the frozen heartland, and so should you if you’re anywhere where the snow flies and ice coats the sidewalks. Measure 9” long in black silicone rubber, and they stretch over the toe and heel of pretty much any size shoe, men’s or women’s, with rubber pads that have (5) 5-pointed steel cleats on each sole. Easy on, easy off for your winter-walking convenience. For you folks in the warmer climes, you can use them to turn any pair of shoes into cleats for pick-up games of football.

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$5.85 EACH

Giant Weather Balloon

If the question is whether to tie a bunch of these giant latex professional weather balloons to a lawn chair, the answer is no. (They burst at about 82,000 feet anyway.) Besides, this is a true weather balloon, with plenty of fun, nonfatal uses. The cream-colored latex balloon is approx 40" dia when flaccid, you should pardon the expression, but has an 8-foot dia when inflated. The neck is 9" long x 1" dia. Scientists, meteorologists, inventors, teachers and the imaginative filmmaker are warned to launch the balloon carefully. The material is delicate and not made to survive brushes with pavement, pine branches, or clumsy physics students.

Red not available and only available in egg shell/cream color only. 


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LATEX WEATHER BALLOON 8 FOOT DIAMETER

Giant Weather Balloon

If the question is whether to tie a bunch of these giant latex professional weather balloons to a lawn chair, the answer is no. (They burst at about 82,000 feet anyway.) Besides, this is a true weather balloon, with plenty of fun, nonfatal uses. The cream-colored latex balloon is approx 40" dia when flaccid, you should pardon the expression, but has an 8-foot dia when inflated. The neck is 9" long x 1" dia. Scientists, meteorologists, inventors, teachers and the imaginative filmmaker are warned to launch the balloon carefully. The material is delicate and not made to survive brushes with pavement, pine branches, or clumsy physics students.

Red not available and only available in egg shell/cream color only. 


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$19.00 EACH
$20.95
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Time Marches On

No, it doesn't; it runs out. See for yourself with this hourglass full of iron filings. The steel base has a magnet, so time flies when the glass is on it, and the filings make pretty stalagmites. Stick a magnet on the neck, however, and you can stop time altogether. Glass is 5-1/2" tall on the base and filings run out in about 40 seconds (three trips make a two-minute egg) with the magnet, somewhat longer without it.

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MAGNETIC IRON FILING SAND TIMER

Time Marches On

No, it doesn't; it runs out. See for yourself with this hourglass full of iron filings. The steel base has a magnet, so time flies when the glass is on it, and the filings make pretty stalagmites. Stick a magnet on the neck, however, and you can stop time altogether. Glass is 5-1/2" tall on the base and filings run out in about 40 seconds (three trips make a two-minute egg) with the magnet, somewhat longer without it.

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$6.20 EACH
$6.95
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Easy-Toting Totes

In a bring-your-own bag shopping world, our new fave is this navy blue nylon tote that rolls up to next-to-nothing to fit in your pocket or luggage, but shakes out to 15” square profile x 10” deep with elastic sides that will stretch it to 32” long x maybe 20” deep because it’s unstructured. Just call it real big, with room for lots of food, a long weekend of clothes or a ton of souvenirs. Has canvas handles held together with a hook-and-loop pad, and it’s logo-free.

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LARGE NYLON TOTE BAGS

Easy-Toting Totes

In a bring-your-own bag shopping world, our new fave is this navy blue nylon tote that rolls up to next-to-nothing to fit in your pocket or luggage, but shakes out to 15” square profile x 10” deep with elastic sides that will stretch it to 32” long x maybe 20” deep because it’s unstructured. Just call it real big, with room for lots of food, a long weekend of clothes or a ton of souvenirs. Has canvas handles held together with a hook-and-loop pad, and it’s logo-free.

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$3.95 PKG (4)

Starfinder

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced stargazer, with or without a telescope, you'll get more out of the night sky with a Miller Planisphere. This 10" rotating double disc is a map of the planets, stars and constellations, useful across a large range of the northern latitudes, although most accurate in the range of 35° to 45° north. It can be aligned to the time and date in your location to display a detailed map, and includes tips on finding the planets, suggestions for telescope projects, and more. It's an invaluable learning tool that makes stargazing a lot more fun.

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STARGAZING MILLERS PLANISPHERE

Starfinder

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced stargazer, with or without a telescope, you'll get more out of the night sky with a Miller Planisphere. This 10" rotating double disc is a map of the planets, stars and constellations, useful across a large range of the northern latitudes, although most accurate in the range of 35° to 45° north. It can be aligned to the time and date in your location to display a detailed map, and includes tips on finding the planets, suggestions for telescope projects, and more. It's an invaluable learning tool that makes stargazing a lot more fun.

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$12.95 EACH

Soft Twisties

Cut your own. Our each is 16 feet of black flexible wire coated with 3/16" dia soft rubber, ready for you to snip off for your heavy-duty, padded twist-tie needs. Very nice stuff. Reusable. We're thinking cable bundling, sports equipments, tools, hoses, like that.

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SOFT TWIST TIE

Soft Twisties

Cut your own. Our each is 16 feet of black flexible wire coated with 3/16" dia soft rubber, ready for you to snip off for your heavy-duty, padded twist-tie needs. Very nice stuff. Reusable. We're thinking cable bundling, sports equipments, tools, hoses, like that.

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$3.95 EACH

Tweeze Your Buttons

These super handy little tweezer-style battery testers are made for checking button-cell and 3V lithium coin-cell batteries, but they've got a wide enough spread for everything from "AAA"s to D-cells. Red and black arms designate the +/- sides, and an LED at the base lights up if the battery is good.

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TWEEZER COIN/BUTTON CELL TESTERS

Tweeze Your Buttons

These super handy little tweezer-style battery testers are made for checking button-cell and 3V lithium coin-cell batteries, but they've got a wide enough spread for everything from "AAA"s to D-cells. Red and black arms designate the +/- sides, and an LED at the base lights up if the battery is good.

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$3.50 EACH

The Neck Of A Very Small Goose

Our most minimal, but still really bright gooseneck lamp is a mere 6" long in flexible rubber. Plugs into a USB outlet and has a bright COB LED on the business end. Travel essential. Holds its shape well, which makes it great for laptops. In assorted colors that we’ll pick because it doesn’t matter.

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COB LED GOOSENECK LAMP

The Neck Of A Very Small Goose

Our most minimal, but still really bright gooseneck lamp is a mere 6" long in flexible rubber. Plugs into a USB outlet and has a bright COB LED on the business end. Travel essential. Holds its shape well, which makes it great for laptops. In assorted colors that we’ll pick because it doesn’t matter.

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$3.50 EACH

Don't Move!

Our wireless motion-sensing light has (7) bright white LEDs in a 3-1/8" dia mirrored face that throws light approx 15 feet. This makes it great for small rooms, large closets or gigantic doll houses. Housing is 4-3/4" x 4" x 2-1/8" in white plastic on a pivoting turntable that rotates 360 degrees. Detects motion within 10 feet, stays lit for approx 60 seconds, but also has an on-off switch. Battery housing (you add a quartet of "AA"s) is gasketed for water resistance. Includes mounting hardware. Made by i-Zoom®.

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LED MOTION-ACTIVATED LIGHT

Don't Move!

Our wireless motion-sensing light has (7) bright white LEDs in a 3-1/8" dia mirrored face that throws light approx 15 feet. This makes it great for small rooms, large closets or gigantic doll houses. Housing is 4-3/4" x 4" x 2-1/8" in white plastic on a pivoting turntable that rotates 360 degrees. Detects motion within 10 feet, stays lit for approx 60 seconds, but also has an on-off switch. Battery housing (you add a quartet of "AA"s) is gasketed for water resistance. Includes mounting hardware. Made by i-Zoom®.

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$7.50 EACH

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