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    Quote Originally Posted by Workshopshed View Post
    I've also got these magnets holding up my drill light.

    I've melted down a few of the hard disk cases and cast them in sand molds. Hopefully will be making some flywheels later in the year.

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    That is really cool! Is that solid magnet, or aluminum with magnet backing?

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    The "R" is just a paperweight not a magnet, that's just what I made with the cases. The electronics went off to the scrap dealer and I kept the magnets for projects.

    I thought the magnets were solid until I tried to saw them. It would appear to be a thin metalic foil wrapping a black clay like substance which sparks when sawn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Workshopshed View Post
    The "R" is just a paperweight not a magnet, that's just what I made with the cases. The electronics went off to the scrap dealer and I kept the magnets for projects.

    I thought the magnets were solid until I tried to saw them. It would appear to be a thin metalic foil wrapping a black clay like substance which sparks when sawn.
    Hmmm ... I may have to cut one a check that out. I thought they were solid also. Interesting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Workshopshed View Post
    I thought the magnets were solid until I tried to saw them. It would appear to be a thin metalic foil wrapping a black clay like substance which sparks when sawn.
    Interesting. As FixJeeps says, it's worth looking into more.

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