what materials do I need?


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Old 02-05-10, 10:55 AM
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what materials do I need?

Need to figure out identification of materials which will enable me to cut
some figures from stuff with tin snips. Need following:

1. Something in 4'x4' sizes, or board lengths.

2. Can snip it OK with tin snips.

3. Inexpensive

4. 3/8" thickness for one size

5. 1/16" or slightly thinnner for another size.

What I have to do is shape and put together some things which will hold
stuff together over doors, etc (I have magnets which I need to match up
fitting on doors that are uneven).
 
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Old 02-05-10, 03:30 PM
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What "stuff" are you holding together? What are the "some things"? Lot of ambiguity in your question. We need to know a little more about the project, in detail in order to give specific answers. Nothing 3/8" thick will you be able to cut with tin snips. Flat steel sheet will be less than 1/16" thick and can be cut with snips.
 
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Old 02-05-10, 03:39 PM
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small magnets which are very light. They go on doorframes with a separator vertically. Got to get them out to where they can "match" up.
 
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Old 02-05-10, 07:30 PM
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It sounds like your asking for suggestions on a solution your working on without describing the problem. Like, are you looking to fix some cabinet doors that won't stay closed or what?
 
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Mounting pieces for small magnets. They must be raised from doors to match up in center.

They're security system magnets which are on door opening warning sensors.
 
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Old 02-05-10, 09:23 PM
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So you basically want something you can cut up for shims? Maybe do a google search for "plastic shims" and see if anything there is to your liking. I can't see how you'd need a 4x4 sheet of it, but you could also look into getting sheet cork, or cork flooring squares if you are dead set on cutting the stuff with a tin snips (or utility knife).
 
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Old 02-05-10, 09:48 PM
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Thanks. Cork would be good material for this.
 
 

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