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Re: Other: Magnetic Hatch closures- consensus?

Potential advantage of a plate is it could be thinner and wider than the magnet - e.g., Amazing Magnets sells a 1" dia. by 1/32" thick zinc-plated steel disk for 10 cents, so maybe no need to thicken cover edge and easier to align.

Used properly, pairs of magnets auto align the hatch cover with wood grain patterns and cover perimeter gap spacing.

Experimenting is fun! I've been experimenting with magnets for twenty years.

Perhaps you'll come up with something different that works for your purposes.

Best, Rob

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