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07-31-2017, 01:32 PM
This has nothing to do with cars, I don't think. I have some items that I don't know what they are or what they are used for.
One has the wheels on it, and it may be used in fishing rod construction? I have four of them.
The other is a half moon shape, with a very strong magnet. I have hundreds of these.
Any clues? Thanks Larry

08-01-2017, 11:44 AM
One is for your refrigerator door and one is for Carol to hang stuff on, like ear rings and other jewelry.


Jeff W
08-01-2017, 07:16 PM
Sadly this game show was cancelled. Maybe I am the only one who remembers it.

The Liars Club


08-02-2017, 10:47 AM
I found out what the one thing is for. I have four of them, and you place a fishing rod blank in the wheels that allow the blank to be turned while tying the eyelets onto the blank. BUT.........Carol saw Rogers answer and now has one in the bedroom with earrings on it. KIDDING.
As far as the magnets go, the refrigerator answer might just win the liars club debut in the Rainier Falcon club game.

08-12-2017, 03:36 PM
I found out what these magnets are...

Computer Hard Drive magnets.

Having seen the intense strength of these first-hand (or should I say "Larry's" hand) I grabbed a couple from him and will find something to do with them.

08-13-2017, 12:08 AM
Where in the heck did you get that picture? I lost some blood over those things. Those are strong magnets and they bite hard. If anyone wants some, let me know. I have a bunch of them. Just be careful. Larry

Jeff W
08-13-2017, 12:44 PM
If anyone wants some, let me know. I have a bunch of them. Just be careful. Larry

Hi Larry, I would be interested I buying some magnets from you. I am building some wall mounted bottle openers for gifts and this looks like a better option to insert in tho the backside to catch the caps before the hit the ground. My prototype uses a magnet from Harbor Freight that isn't that strong, especially with the 1/4" of wood over the top. You could bring them to the September meeting if you are still in town. I will build a couple extra with a Falcon logo to donate to the Spring Swap Meet in Monroe.

Hope your car troubles are solved soon.

08-13-2017, 07:20 PM
Jeff, I am not sure when the meeting is, but I will bring some then if we are not headed to Tucson yet. You don't have to buy them, I will give them to you. Larry

08-15-2017, 11:36 AM
Larry - that should be the 3rd Wednesday in September - assuming I'm in town too. Crazy year and all. If I am in town, but you will not be - you can send a few more my way for Jeff. If I'm not in town, but you are, you can run the meeting and bring some to Jeff yourself. [thumb]

(Like how I slipped that in? :) )

Oh, and these should actually pull the cap off the bottle too! They are insanely strong magnets.

08-15-2017, 09:29 PM
I definitely will not be in town that Wednesday so I will get some to you Roger and hope you make the meeting. Larry

08-26-2017, 04:00 PM
I had a young man who wanted to buy the Texas Instruments Vintage Home Computer that I found in the storage unit. He asked if I had other computer equipment or repair parts.
We met at the Fred Meyer close to me and he bought the computer, it was new in the box with all the paperwork and cords.
I had him follow us back home and he bought some cords and parts and stuff?? But he was really interested in the magnets and bought a few of those. Getting some of this stuff sold. I showed him how strong the magnets are and told him to be careful. If you do a google search you can find several about people who injured themselves with the crazy things. Mostly blood blisters. I will bring a few over to Roger for you guys at the club meeting. But they are definitely not for kids to play with. Larry

Jeff W
08-26-2017, 05:09 PM
They sound awesome and useful. Thanks.

Coincidentally, "Bloody Blisters" was the name of Kenny's Bluegrass band back in College.;:)