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Galvanized Sheet Metal

Making 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 such as display boards at home. It is as good outdoors as it is indoors, but can have the one disadvantage of being rather heavy. 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 large hardware store, 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 double layer of two inch wide cloth tape around the edge as a border and to cover the sharp edges. Hey presto! A magnetic board produced 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 people or children's group.✞

"Making Magnetic Board"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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