|Forum topic by CanadaJeff||posted 06-08-2009 04:57 PM||741 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
06-08-2009 04:57 PM
So here is my problem.
I made a small box with sides roughly 5/8 thick. I put the lid on and than decided to use 1/8 inch rod magenets as a lid catch. I drill the holes in the side and lid of the box, put some super glue in the hole and put the magnet flush into both the lid and side.
I than close the lid to make sure the magents are lined up and that they catch and to my surprise the catch doesn’t work. There is no resistence in opening the lid. Now I know what most of you are thinking that I must have installed the magnets wrong and have the magnets facing the wrong way so they repel, but the magents are properly aligned and installed so they should attract. I think the problem is that the magnet is 1/8 in size and is likely just too small exert an effective force in securing the lid.
So here is my question, I now have a box with two small silver magnets that arent effective and not really sure how to proceed. Any thoughts on how to solve this problem?