A Magnetic Windscreen...

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A Magnetic Windscreen...

Postby Skidsteer » Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:07 pm

This windscreen closure idea is just dead simple to make, works better and is easier to use than anything I've tried . I can't believe it took so long to occur to me.

Materials:

-Craft magnets from Hobby Lobby. One magnet = one gram.
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Craft magnets from Hobby Lobby
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-Aluminum tape.
-Oven liner, flashing, or your material of choice.

Cut your windscreen to the desired height and length, tape a magnet to each end and you're done!
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Finished Windscreen
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These magnets are so strong that if you get the two ends of your windscreen within an inch of each other, they lock on automatically. Super easy!
Skids

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Re: A Magnetic Windscreen...

Postby zelph » Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:43 pm

I taped mine on like you said but they repel instead of attract :D

You come up with some great ideas Skids.
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Re: A Magnetic Windscreen...

Postby Skidsteer » Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:46 pm

zelph wrote:I taped mine on like you said but they repel instead of attract :D

You come up with some great ideas Skids.


Aha!

You just came up with the floating potstand! :D
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Re: A Magnetic Windscreen...

Postby oops56 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:50 pm

I love it when you don't know your a---- from a hole in the ground oops wrong saying it should be not know north from south :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: A Magnetic Windscreen...

Postby zelph » Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:57 pm

I've been known to make that mistake also :D
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Re: A Magnetic Windscreen...

Postby Skidsteer » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:31 pm

I know you two are thinking of ways to use magnets in place of a potstand.

You can't fool me! The coolness factor alone would be worth the time and trouble. :mrgreen:
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Re: A Magnetic Windscreen...

Postby zelph » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:40 pm

Geesh!!!! that would be awesome to the max, a burner with a floating potstand. gives new meaning to an Anti Gravity stove :mrgreen:
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Re: A Magnetic Windscreen...

Postby Skidsteer » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:44 pm

Dadgummit. I've got six magnets left over from the project.

I know what I'll be thinking about as I drift off to sleep tonight.... :geek:
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Re: A Magnetic Windscreen...

Postby zelph » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:59 pm

Skidsteer wrote:Dadgummit. I've got six magnets left over from the project.

I know what I'll be thinking about as I drift off to sleep tonight.... :geek:


And when you wake up also!!!! :D
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