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Metallic Covers

Not for your bed—for your thoughts. Our 5” x 7” notebook is perfect for journaling, or just jotting down notes, and its hard covers have a metallic sheen to them. We’ve got red and blue, and we’ll pick (1) for you. Good for home, school or office. The front cover has a cigar-shaped cut-out, which runs through all (120) lined-on-both-sides pages (made from recycled paper). A handy elastic strap keeps the book closed. Pen not included.

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METALLIC-COLORED HARDCOVER NOTEBOOK

Metallic Covers

Not for your bed—for your thoughts. Our 5” x 7” notebook is perfect for journaling, or just jotting down notes, and its hard covers have a metallic sheen to them. We’ve got red and blue, and we’ll pick (1) for you. Good for home, school or office. The front cover has a cigar-shaped cut-out, which runs through all (120) lined-on-both-sides pages (made from recycled paper). A handy elastic strap keeps the book closed. Pen not included.

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$2.95 EACH

You Really Should Make Cool Stuff

If you make cool stuff, people will pass it on to your children’s children’s children and you won’t spend eternity as just an old picture on a lost thumb drive. We suggest: Making Poor Man’s Guitars, a 176-page paperback with detailed instructions for building string instruments out of cigar boxes, frying pans, tin cans, mailboxes and washtubs, with a beer-can microphone thrown in.

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FOLK GUITAR-MAKING BOOK

You Really Should Make Cool Stuff

If you make cool stuff, people will pass it on to your children’s children’s children and you won’t spend eternity as just an old picture on a lost thumb drive. We suggest: Making Poor Man’s Guitars, a 176-page paperback with detailed instructions for building string instruments out of cigar boxes, frying pans, tin cans, mailboxes and washtubs, with a beer-can microphone thrown in.

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$19.95 EACH

The Grown-Up Trapper

Remember those thick, laminated folders with the hook’n’loop flap? The legendary “trapper” of junior high? Well, here’s the adult, business version of that (minus the flap), the Cambridge Limited® 11” x 8-3/8" business portfolio from Mead®. Thing is, it’s not just for business people. In smart, black faux leather, it comes with a notebook with (50) ruled sheets, a black vinyl pen loop and slots for business cards—because you’re important and the world should know it. When it’s under your arm, you’ll look like you mean business.

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CAMBRIDGE® PORTFOLIO

The Grown-Up Trapper

Remember those thick, laminated folders with the hook’n’loop flap? The legendary “trapper” of junior high? Well, here’s the adult, business version of that (minus the flap), the Cambridge Limited® 11” x 8-3/8" business portfolio from Mead®. Thing is, it’s not just for business people. In smart, black faux leather, it comes with a notebook with (50) ruled sheets, a black vinyl pen loop and slots for business cards—because you’re important and the world should know it. When it’s under your arm, you’ll look like you mean business.

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$8.00 EACH
$9.75
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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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$18.95 EACH
$20.95
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Cool Calendar

Undated, universal calendar has (50) month-long sheets, so it's good almost until your brand new car's paid for. Stick it on the fridge with the strip magnet on the back. Sheets are 8" x 6" with a 5-week x 7-day matrix that you fill in. In two shades of blue with orange highlights.

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REFRIGERATOR MAGNET CALENDAR

Cool Calendar

Undated, universal calendar has (50) month-long sheets, so it's good almost until your brand new car's paid for. Stick it on the fridge with the strip magnet on the back. Sheets are 8" x 6" with a 5-week x 7-day matrix that you fill in. In two shades of blue with orange highlights.

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$1.95 EACH

Zombie Institute Of Fine Arts?

Don't enroll—the faculty are all stiffs. Instead, get Zombie Doodles, a 144-page (gross!) spiral-bound book full of ghoulish scenes and activities, along with a bunch of cute-n-creepy stickers to add to your doodles of the undead. Measures approx 5-1/2” x 7-1/4”, including the spiral. Hours of imaginative fun await.

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ZOMBIE DOODLES ACTIVITY BOOK

Zombie Institute Of Fine Arts?

Don't enroll—the faculty are all stiffs. Instead, get Zombie Doodles, a 144-page (gross!) spiral-bound book full of ghoulish scenes and activities, along with a bunch of cute-n-creepy stickers to add to your doodles of the undead. Measures approx 5-1/2” x 7-1/4”, including the spiral. Hours of imaginative fun await.

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$4.95 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)

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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$24.50 EACH
$26.95
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Mystery Magnet

Beats us, frankly, but this black plastic cover, 1-3/4” x 1-1/2” x 1/4” (not unlike a tiny toilet seat cover) is hiding a really nice 1” dia x 1/8” (think: quarter size) plated neodymium magnet, with at least a 8-lb pull, inside. The mystery is that the cover won’t open unless you break it. The magnet grabs fine in the case or out of it. Tap it on its side with a hammer to crack open the case and reveal nothing but magnet.

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ENCASED NEODYMIUM MAGNET

Mystery Magnet

Beats us, frankly, but this black plastic cover, 1-3/4” x 1-1/2” x 1/4” (not unlike a tiny toilet seat cover) is hiding a really nice 1” dia x 1/8” (think: quarter size) plated neodymium magnet, with at least a 8-lb pull, inside. The mystery is that the cover won’t open unless you break it. The magnet grabs fine in the case or out of it. Tap it on its side with a hammer to crack open the case and reveal nothing but magnet.

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$5.95 PKG (2)

Genuine Office Ruler

Says so right on the packaging. Measures (pun intended) 18” long x 1-1/2” wide. Has 1/32” increments for the first inch, then 1/16” on one edge and 0-45cm in 1mm increments on the other. Made in England of blue-tinted translucent plastic. (There is no legal penalty for using it at home or in a school.)

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18-INCH OFFICE RULER

Genuine Office Ruler

Says so right on the packaging. Measures (pun intended) 18” long x 1-1/2” wide. Has 1/32” increments for the first inch, then 1/16” on one edge and 0-45cm in 1mm increments on the other. Made in England of blue-tinted translucent plastic. (There is no legal penalty for using it at home or in a school.)

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$4.50 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

Perfumed Eraser Rings

Where else can you find (lightly) scented erasers shaped like giant rings with 1” square jewels? And packed inside clear plastic spheres? We’ll pick (1) in white, yellow, blue, green or another lovely color, but if you simply must have pink we’ve got that, too, and we’ll send it to you.

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SCENTED PINK ERASER RING

Perfumed Eraser Rings

Where else can you find (lightly) scented erasers shaped like giant rings with 1” square jewels? And packed inside clear plastic spheres? We’ll pick (1) in white, yellow, blue, green or another lovely color, but if you simply must have pink we’ve got that, too, and we’ll send it to you.

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Lightning Bolts!

The next best thing to lightning bolts! 200,000 volts of electrostatic energy created by our Van de Graaff generator. Measures 6-1/2” diameter by 15” tall, includes a spare belt and a set of instructions detailing lots of fun experiments. For grade 6 and up. This is not a toy and should be used under adult supervision. A great tool for teaching about electricity. For your convenience, we now have Lightning Belts: replacement belts to drive that overworked generator. Operates on Standard 120 VAC with the included 3' cord.

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ASSEMBLED VAN DE GRAAFF GENERATOR

Lightning Bolts!

The next best thing to lightning bolts! 200,000 volts of electrostatic energy created by our Van de Graaff generator. Measures 6-1/2” diameter by 15” tall, includes a spare belt and a set of instructions detailing lots of fun experiments. For grade 6 and up. This is not a toy and should be used under adult supervision. A great tool for teaching about electricity. For your convenience, we now have Lightning Belts: replacement belts to drive that overworked generator. Operates on Standard 120 VAC with the included 3' cord.

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$143.95 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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2-PACK 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

Black Is The New Marker

These nice, chisel-tip black permanent markers are the standard style and size at 5-1/4” long, and they also give off the standard smell. We just love that new marker smell. Standard is fine, but surplus is divine! Disregard the “IDS” logo and phone numbers on the barrel—that’s why you’ll be getting a dozen of them for less than 8 bucks!

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BLACK CHISEL-TIP PERMANENT MARKERS

Black Is The New Marker

These nice, chisel-tip black permanent markers are the standard style and size at 5-1/4” long, and they also give off the standard smell. We just love that new marker smell. Standard is fine, but surplus is divine! Disregard the “IDS” logo and phone numbers on the barrel—that’s why you’ll be getting a dozen of them for less than 8 bucks!

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$7.50 PKG (12)

Prehistoric Poster

So the poster is really brand new. The animals on it are (1) to (190) million years old, and if that doesn't qualify as pre-history, may we stumble over a glyptodon in the dark. Invicta Plastics Ltd. of Leicester, England, printed this 23" x 16-1/2" poster with a colorful diorama to promote their authentic scale models of prehistoric animals. A time line across the bottom lists dates and data for a dozen of them, from the plesiosaur to the woolly mammoth, and compares their sizes to that of a pair of five-year-old children. Post it on the fridge to spark supper discussions, or in the classroom as a source of extra-credit questions for science quizzes.

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PREHISTORIC POSTER

Prehistoric Poster

So the poster is really brand new. The animals on it are (1) to (190) million years old, and if that doesn't qualify as pre-history, may we stumble over a glyptodon in the dark. Invicta Plastics Ltd. of Leicester, England, printed this 23" x 16-1/2" poster with a colorful diorama to promote their authentic scale models of prehistoric animals. A time line across the bottom lists dates and data for a dozen of them, from the plesiosaur to the woolly mammoth, and compares their sizes to that of a pair of five-year-old children. Post it on the fridge to spark supper discussions, or in the classroom as a source of extra-credit questions for science quizzes.

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$2.95 PKG (3)

The Original Dry-Erase Markers

Once upon a schoolmarm, chalk was the medium of choice for illustrating lessons. “Chalk talks,” remember? (OK, ask your grannie.) Return with us to those pre-Ted, pre-Power Point, pre-dry erase days and get this pack of a dozen 3/8” dia x 3-1/8” long sticks of soft, low dust, “premium ivory” chalk (although the manufacturer chose to call this shade "ivory" we think it is more of a yellowish hue, but hey, color names are pretty arbitrary, right? Lookin' at you Taupe). It is however a pretty and highly visible color on a blackboard.

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12-PACK WHITE CHALK STICKS

The Original Dry-Erase Markers

Once upon a schoolmarm, chalk was the medium of choice for illustrating lessons. “Chalk talks,” remember? (OK, ask your grannie.) Return with us to those pre-Ted, pre-Power Point, pre-dry erase days and get this pack of a dozen 3/8” dia x 3-1/8” long sticks of soft, low dust, “premium ivory” chalk (although the manufacturer chose to call this shade "ivory" we think it is more of a yellowish hue, but hey, color names are pretty arbitrary, right? Lookin' at you Taupe). It is however a pretty and highly visible color on a blackboard.

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$2.95 EACH

QUICK! 24 X 17.5 AND WRITE IT DOWN.

Super Jotter Flip-up Pocket Notebook, Dual Power Calculator, Pen Loop Handy pocket jotter notebook for keeping notes on the go Measures 3.75"W x 5.5"H Flip-up cover protects pages Elastic pen loop to hold your favorite writing tool Contains 30 lined pages, blank backs Features large display dual-power calculator with raised rubber keys Calculator stores in cover, slips out easy for remote use

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POCKET SIZED NOTBOOK CALCULATOR COMBO

QUICK! 24 X 17.5 AND WRITE IT DOWN.

Super Jotter Flip-up Pocket Notebook, Dual Power Calculator, Pen Loop Handy pocket jotter notebook for keeping notes on the go Measures 3.75"W x 5.5"H Flip-up cover protects pages Elastic pen loop to hold your favorite writing tool Contains 30 lined pages, blank backs Features large display dual-power calculator with raised rubber keys Calculator stores in cover, slips out easy for remote use

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$4.75 EACH

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