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« on: January 12, 2006 10:23:55 AM »

Hello! Long time reader, first time caller here.

I had this idea to make a magnetic calendar... The calendar pages would just be color printouts on nice paper and then the gray backing would be a metal sheet. Super industrial strength concentrated high powered mega magnets strategically positioned in each corner would hold the 12 calendar pages in place throughout the year, and when each month goes by, you could just move the current month's picture to the back of the stack.

This seems like a good idea, but I'm at a loss as to where I might be able to find a decent looking, not too heavy sheet of metal to put behind the calendar. It would be cool to have it just be a shiny sheet of thin metal, sort of industrial looking. Any ideas where one could find something like this?

Another idea I thought of was maybe taking a block of wood and painting it with that magnetic paint, but I've never used that paint before, so I'm not sure if it works well or not. Would it be strong enough to hold up 12 sheets of paper for an entire year?

I know it is 12 days into the year already, but maybe if I can get this idea straightened out now, next year all I'll have to do is make new calendar pictures using my template from this year!
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2006 10:26:50 AM »

Check out the galvainized metal at your local hardware store -- they sell sheets of the stuff!  Take magnets with you to make sure you get the magnetic kind.  Some sheets are not magnetic.

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2006 10:56:23 AM »

Great idea--thanks! It helps to go into the hardware store dragging a big word like galvanized behind you. It sounds a lot better than asking the man in the orange apron where you can find "some metal stuff."
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2006 11:25:34 AM »

LOL!  Another word I try to avoid in the hardware store:  "thingy."
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2006 07:23:32 PM »

you could maybe try a cookie sheet from the dollar store.  it should cut easy with tin snips.
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