BEST SELLERS

The Sparks Will Fly…

…when you crank up this 13-1/4" tall, hand-cranked Wimshurst generator. They were the toast of the 19th Century, and remained the hottest thing around, electrostatically speaking, until Bobby Van de Graaf came along. This one works like a top, zapping sparks to a fare-thee-well with very little cranking. It's mighty pretty too, in acrylic, white and silver, and will dress up a dull physics or electronics lab.

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STATIC ELECTRICITY WIMSHURST GENERATOR

The Sparks Will Fly…

…when you crank up this 13-1/4" tall, hand-cranked Wimshurst generator. They were the toast of the 19th Century, and remained the hottest thing around, electrostatically speaking, until Bobby Van de Graaf came along. This one works like a top, zapping sparks to a fare-thee-well with very little cranking. It's mighty pretty too, in acrylic, white and silver, and will dress up a dull physics or electronics lab.

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$79.95 EACH

Metal Samples

Classroom and Science Fair alert: Now you can order an 8-pack of metals and metal alloys for demonstration purposes. Each pack of 1" dia x 1/32" thick discs includes aluminum, bronze, brass, copper, n/silver (w/nickel), m/steel (mild: low carbon), stainless steel, and zinc. Composition of each is stamped on one side of the discs.

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METAL SAMPLES

Metal Samples

Classroom and Science Fair alert: Now you can order an 8-pack of metals and metal alloys for demonstration purposes. Each pack of 1" dia x 1/32" thick discs includes aluminum, bronze, brass, copper, n/silver (w/nickel), m/steel (mild: low carbon), stainless steel, and zinc. Composition of each is stamped on one side of the discs.

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$11.95 EACH

Toasters to Toilets

Start them out right with this (profusely) hand-illustrated, 96-page book: The Story of Inventions. Includes toasters, toilets, television, computers, cars, chocolate bars, dishwashers, pianos, flying machines, bicycles and blue jeans among many others. Includes a timeline, glossary and index. No age recommendations, but we like it for pretty much anyone.

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STORY OF INVENTIONS BOOK

Toasters to Toilets

Start them out right with this (profusely) hand-illustrated, 96-page book: The Story of Inventions. Includes toasters, toilets, television, computers, cars, chocolate bars, dishwashers, pianos, flying machines, bicycles and blue jeans among many others. Includes a timeline, glossary and index. No age recommendations, but we like it for pretty much anyone.

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$10.50 EACH

BILLIONS AND BILLIONS

A phenomenal glow-in-the-dark star finder is the perfect solution for learning constellations. Charge it up inside or with a flashlight before you head out to enjoy the night sky or use a red flashlight outside to preserve your night-vision. Shows star positions for any date and time; just match up the two on the outer ring and you'll be able to tell Betelgeuse from Aldebaran. Wondering if that bright thing over there is a planet? Check the chart on the back to find out which constellation the four visible planets are in and impress your family members with your new found knowledge. Also includes a self-contained zodiac dial on reverse side.

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CLASSIC GO ANYWHERE STAR FINDER

BILLIONS AND BILLIONS

A phenomenal glow-in-the-dark star finder is the perfect solution for learning constellations. Charge it up inside or with a flashlight before you head out to enjoy the night sky or use a red flashlight outside to preserve your night-vision. Shows star positions for any date and time; just match up the two on the outer ring and you'll be able to tell Betelgeuse from Aldebaran. Wondering if that bright thing over there is a planet? Check the chart on the back to find out which constellation the four visible planets are in and impress your family members with your new found knowledge. Also includes a self-contained zodiac dial on reverse side.

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$8.25 EACH

A World Bigger Than A Basketball

This political globe (i.e. with country boundaries) measures 11” dia, a tad larger than a standard basketball (which is 9.55” dia), and comes on a 7-1/2” base with latitude marked on its bracket. Shipped in two halves--all you have to do it push them together, although you should also feel free to use the halves as stylish bowls.

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11” WORLD GLOBE

A World Bigger Than A Basketball

This political globe (i.e. with country boundaries) measures 11” dia, a tad larger than a standard basketball (which is 9.55” dia), and comes on a 7-1/2” base with latitude marked on its bracket. Shipped in two halves--all you have to do it push them together, although you should also feel free to use the halves as stylish bowls.

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$29.95 EACH

Show Your Work

The Woodworker’s Shop Journal is a hardcover book with (100+) pages of 1/4" grids for project planning and sketches, plus (20+) pages of quick references, charts, lumber specs, tool guides, checklists and tips. Also a good place to keep passwords and other personal information because burglars are famous for not caring about carpentry skills.

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WOODWORKER’S SHOP JOURNAL

Show Your Work

The Woodworker’s Shop Journal is a hardcover book with (100+) pages of 1/4" grids for project planning and sketches, plus (20+) pages of quick references, charts, lumber specs, tool guides, checklists and tips. Also a good place to keep passwords and other personal information because burglars are famous for not caring about carpentry skills.

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$16.95 EACH

Ball-Point Window Smasher

Our tactical twofer is a 6” long x 1/2” dia. aluminum body ball-point pen with black ink, with an automobile window breaker at the other end. In gun-metal gray, as befits things tactical, with a pocket clip on the flat-top cap. Escape from your car, then write us a thank you note.

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INK PEN WITH WINDOW BREAKER

Ball-Point Window Smasher

Our tactical twofer is a 6” long x 1/2” dia. aluminum body ball-point pen with black ink, with an automobile window breaker at the other end. In gun-metal gray, as befits things tactical, with a pocket clip on the flat-top cap. Escape from your car, then write us a thank you note.

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$10.95 EACH

Not Your Grandmother's Postcards

This whimsical pack of (30) postcards measures, unsurprisingly, post-card size 5-3/4" x 3-15/16", with non-duplicating images of gravy and bacon, Nikola Tesla, narwhals, spontaneous human combustion, boxing kangaroos, infinity and taxidermy, among many others of that ilk. Those ilks. Whatever--just buy 'em and stop asking so many questions. Blurbs on the back.

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SCIENCE AND WHIMSICAL POSTCARDS

Not Your Grandmother's Postcards

This whimsical pack of (30) postcards measures, unsurprisingly, post-card size 5-3/4" x 3-15/16", with non-duplicating images of gravy and bacon, Nikola Tesla, narwhals, spontaneous human combustion, boxing kangaroos, infinity and taxidermy, among many others of that ilk. Those ilks. Whatever--just buy 'em and stop asking so many questions. Blurbs on the back.

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$8.85 EACH

Stay Inside The Lines

Still good advice, no matter what you’ve heard. And much easier with this excellent 33-piece set of pointed brush-tip markers (black, brown, light and dark green, yellow, orange, light and deep purple and royal blue); 0.4mm fine-tip markers (light and dark green, yellow, orange, red, pink, sky blue, dark blue, brown and black); and (12) double-ended color pencils. The whole artistic shebang comes in a tray with a pencil sharpener. From our friends at Helix®.

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33-PIECE MARKER AND PENCIL SET

Stay Inside The Lines

Still good advice, no matter what you’ve heard. And much easier with this excellent 33-piece set of pointed brush-tip markers (black, brown, light and dark green, yellow, orange, light and deep purple and royal blue); 0.4mm fine-tip markers (light and dark green, yellow, orange, red, pink, sky blue, dark blue, brown and black); and (12) double-ended color pencils. The whole artistic shebang comes in a tray with a pencil sharpener. From our friends at Helix®.

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$14.95 EACH

Wet Pencils!

Water color made easy. You get a pack of a dozen water-color pencils in light and dark blue, green, black, brown, yellow, peach, orange, red, pink and purple, plus a small paint brush. Draw with the pencils, then dip the brush in water and blend the colors. For the artist in all of us.

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WATER COLOR PENCIL SET

Wet Pencils!

Water color made easy. You get a pack of a dozen water-color pencils in light and dark blue, green, black, brown, yellow, peach, orange, red, pink and purple, plus a small paint brush. Draw with the pencils, then dip the brush in water and blend the colors. For the artist in all of us.

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$4.99 EACH

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

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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$7.95 EACH

Hang On There

Looking for a very, very, very long refrigerator magnet? At 15 ft, this 3/8" wide x 1/16" thick magnetic strip should just about go up one side, across the top, and down the other side. It's flexible, but can be broken if bent back against itself -- which means that small children can make craft magnets without having to cut the strip or themselves! We love it when a plan comes together!

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STRIP MAGNET

Hang On There

Looking for a very, very, very long refrigerator magnet? At 15 ft, this 3/8" wide x 1/16" thick magnetic strip should just about go up one side, across the top, and down the other side. It's flexible, but can be broken if bent back against itself -- which means that small children can make craft magnets without having to cut the strip or themselves! We love it when a plan comes together!

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$3.25 PKG (15)

Better Than Sherlock’s

These 3-1/4" dia magnifying glasses on 5” handles are a big step up from the traditional Holmesean versions. Acrylic 1.5X lenses are surrounded by a trio of super-bright white COB LEDs for improved clue detection. (Holmes would have killed for COB lights.) They run on (2) “AA”s, thoughtfully included. We’ll pick one in a color that will complement your deerstalker.

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LED MAGNIFYING GLASS WITH HANDLE

Better Than Sherlock’s

These 3-1/4" dia magnifying glasses on 5” handles are a big step up from the traditional Holmesean versions. Acrylic 1.5X lenses are surrounded by a trio of super-bright white COB LEDs for improved clue detection. (Holmes would have killed for COB lights.) They run on (2) “AA”s, thoughtfully included. We’ll pick one in a color that will complement your deerstalker.

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$7.50 EACH

Stubby Highlights

Is that a pencil in your pocket, and wouldn't you like a little stubby highlighter that didn't take up so much room? Our each is (2) neon-yellow markers with 1/8" tips in soft-grip housings just 2-5/8" long x 1" oval, with a little slot on the cap for a chain if you want to wear them on a string or attach them to a key ring. And why wouldn't you?

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SHORT NEON YELLOW HIGHLIGHTERS

Stubby Highlights

Is that a pencil in your pocket, and wouldn't you like a little stubby highlighter that didn't take up so much room? Our each is (2) neon-yellow markers with 1/8" tips in soft-grip housings just 2-5/8" long x 1" oval, with a little slot on the cap for a chain if you want to wear them on a string or attach them to a key ring. And why wouldn't you?

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$1.95 EACH

Mooooo!

This is your chance to own a genuine cow magnet. Fed to cows by vets and farmers to attract the odd metallic parts of cows' diets (they tend to scarf up nails, staples and other stuff with the grass) and prevent bovine traumatic reticuloperitonitis, also known as hardware disease. Used for lots of magnetic lab experiments because they're so handy. In plated alnico, 3" long x 1/2" dia in a rounded tubular shape. Approx a 5-lb pull.

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3" COW MAGNET

Mooooo!

This is your chance to own a genuine cow magnet. Fed to cows by vets and farmers to attract the odd metallic parts of cows' diets (they tend to scarf up nails, staples and other stuff with the grass) and prevent bovine traumatic reticuloperitonitis, also known as hardware disease. Used for lots of magnetic lab experiments because they're so handy. In plated alnico, 3" long x 1/2" dia in a rounded tubular shape. Approx a 5-lb pull.

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$7.25 EACH

Magnets For Next To Nothing

Although they work best next to steel. You’ll get a whole bunch (that’s 25) of ceramic magnets at 3/4” dia and either 1/4” thick or 3/16” thick with a center bore approx 1/4”. (We’ll just grab what’s on top, OK?)

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BORED ROUND CERAMIC MAGNETS PACK

Magnets For Next To Nothing

Although they work best next to steel. You’ll get a whole bunch (that’s 25) of ceramic magnets at 3/4” dia and either 1/4” thick or 3/16” thick with a center bore approx 1/4”. (We’ll just grab what’s on top, OK?)

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$5.95 PKG (25)
$6.95
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Attention: Gearheads

But wooden gearheads only. Making Wooden Gear Clocks is a 64-page book complete with full-size patterns for making (6) operating mechanical clocks plus a gear-machine kinetic sculpture. From Woodworking & Crafts magazine, this is for fairly advanced woodworkers, and calls for having most standard tools plus a drill press, scroll saw, router and in some cases a lathe. The resulting clocks are both intricate and stunning.

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WOODWORKING CLOCKS BOOK

Attention: Gearheads

But wooden gearheads only. Making Wooden Gear Clocks is a 64-page book complete with full-size patterns for making (6) operating mechanical clocks plus a gear-machine kinetic sculpture. From Woodworking & Crafts magazine, this is for fairly advanced woodworkers, and calls for having most standard tools plus a drill press, scroll saw, router and in some cases a lathe. The resulting clocks are both intricate and stunning.

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$14.95 EACH

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