Epoxy Fridge Magnets

Introduction: Epoxy Fridge Magnets

I use epoxy for a lot of different things. I've fixed our flip-top trash can as well as our skidsteer with it. Whenever I have extra epoxy after a project I make a square or sphere or whatever shape out of it. Now I'm making those shapes into fridge magnets. Amazing, I know.

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Step 1: Create the Shape

For this sphere I had magents close by so I emeded the magnet while the epoxy was still soft. I get most of my magnets from my boys kids meal toys. This magnet worked allright but when I was finlizing the shape the magnet sunk into the sphere. I shaved the epoxy to maintain the strength of the magnet.

Step 2: Cube Magnet

This is a cube that I made some time ago. My son loves when I pull it out of his ear. To make this into a magnet I drilled a shallow hole with a forsner bit. I secured the small magent with some superglue.

Both of these magnets are small and probably present a choking hazard. When I make more in the future I'll try to incorporate some washers to increase the size and maybe make them "artisitc". Thanks

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    2 Discussions

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    RadBear
    RadBear

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Instead of using a piece of paper to protect the work piece check out this instructable:Bench Vise Work Protector

    I think the author is an unsung genius...but I may be a little biased. :)

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    forkknifespoon
    forkknifespoon

    13 years ago on Step 2

    Don't forget to wear gloves and be safe when working with epoxy or any chemicals. Also, don't eat the magnets.