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Galvanized Sheet Metal 119

For Presentations

Making a Magnetic BoardApart from quizzes, a magnetic board is also excellent for stories, family service talks, for displaying the major points at planning meetings and a multitude of other presentations. It is as good outdoors as it is indoors, but can have the disadvantage of being rather heavy.✞

Home Made Boards

There are a number of companies that market magnetic boards but they do tend to be expensive. I would recommend that you consider making your own. I went down to a local builder's merchant, told him what I needed and he cut me a piece of galvanized sheet metal, the kind used on heating and ventilating ducts. Using a pair of tin snips, I rounded off the corners then painted the whole thing in white gloss paint. A finishing touch might be a two inch wide cloth tape around the edge as a border. Hey presto! Magnetic board making at a fraction of the shop price! If you decide to make a magnetic board, I would recommend that you fabricate it a little larger than your other boards so that it can also be used as a projection screen for videos for a small group of children.✞

"Magnetic Board Making"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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