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  • FloraB1 commented on black hole's instructable Salvaging Magnets from Speakers.9 months ago
    Salvaging Magnets from Speakers.

    When I helped clear out my brother's (Chaz Clapp) belongings two years ago after he died, I only wanted small items for the flight home. I took his stereo speaker magnet (already removed from speaker) because it was so big and powerful. I love magnets. Now I learn from you that it's a rare-earth magnet! which is highly recommended for finding studs on interior walls. I just learned about rare-earth magnets in my research. I'm about to hang some shelves, and I am going to use this speaker magnet, I've used smaller ones on walls, having figured out that they would work as well as a magnetic stud finder. The wall i'm going to be working on I'd covered with carpet to help muffle sound in my adjoining room when my tenant was using it for a recording studio. I'm a 73 year old single woman,...see more »When I helped clear out my brother's (Chaz Clapp) belongings two years ago after he died, I only wanted small items for the flight home. I took his stereo speaker magnet (already removed from speaker) because it was so big and powerful. I love magnets. Now I learn from you that it's a rare-earth magnet! which is highly recommended for finding studs on interior walls. I just learned about rare-earth magnets in my research. I'm about to hang some shelves, and I am going to use this speaker magnet, I've used smaller ones on walls, having figured out that they would work as well as a magnetic stud finder. The wall i'm going to be working on I'd covered with carpet to help muffle sound in my adjoining room when my tenant was using it for a recording studio. I'm a 73 year old single woman, self-taught do-it-your selfer, mostly by trial and error. My brother was a recording and recording equipment addicand hoarder since he was 14 and used reel-to-reel. I know he'd get a kick out of how I'm using his speaker magnet.

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