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SUPER STRONG, BEAUTIFULLY CNC MACHINED, RARE EARTH NEODYMIUM MAGNETS ELECTROSTATICALLY POWDER COATED IN AN ARRAY OF COLORS. 

And yes, they can be SORRY Boardgame pieces if you like. There are two special SORRY pledge levels both without the magnet. One is for individual Piece purchase, and the other for the whole kit... 16 pieces in 4 colors.

UPDATE : Since the SORRY board game has Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow, I will be adding more colors to match the game board. There will be a solid yellow, a transparent yellow, a solid satin red, and a solid navy metallic blue. This will give you either a solid 4 color choice or a transparent 4 color choice that closely matches the SORRY colors, only they will be vibrant and fantastic.

 My simple inspiration for this project...  As a kid I loved playing with magnets, but the only magnets my family had were from old electronic devices. They would usually only hold two sheets of paper maximum before sliding down the fridge door. Very Annoying it was..! 

It's time to bring the simple refrigerator magnet into the 21st century.

The Transparent colors are especially vibrant. They are sometimes labeled 'Anodized' because they look very much like an anodized finish....except the colors are far richer.
The Transparent colors are especially vibrant. They are sometimes labeled 'Anodized' because they look very much like an anodized finish....except the colors are far richer.
There are some Solid colors as well to please everyone.
There are some Solid colors as well to please everyone.

 UPDATE 10/16/2014 : There have been a number of people that want them as SORRY Boardgame pieces, I have added two special pledge levels. One is for an $8 per piece pledge level, The other for the whole 16 piece kit at a slightly reduced price. You can buy as many as you like at the single item backer level by simply multiplying your pledge amount during the pledging process,..1=$8, 4=$32, etc. These SORRY pieces do Not have a magnet in them.

A raw 6061 aluminum rod is machined into a beautiful hourglass shape, polished to a high luster, electrostatically powder coated in an array of colors, and then a Neodymium rare earth magnet is permanently bonded inside the base.

 The aluminum protects the Neodymium magnets which are very brittle themselves. The higher the level on Neodymium in the magnet, the more prone to chipping and breaking they are. I use a grade N48 Neodymium magnet which has a very strong magnetic pull.

The Smart Hourglass magnets will easily hold your keys or other hanging items.
The Smart Hourglass magnets will easily hold your keys or other hanging items.

Below is a video of the primary milling procedure in the workshop. 

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BELOW ARE YOUR POWDER COAT COLOR SELECTIONS :

A selection of vibrant and modest colors to meet all needs.
A selection of vibrant and modest colors to meet all needs.
ANODIZED RED (This is the name of the powder coat. It is not anodizing. You could never get this type of vivid color from anodizing)
ANODIZED RED (This is the name of the powder coat. It is not anodizing. You could never get this type of vivid color from anodizing)
ANODIZED TEAL (This is the name of the powder coat. It is not anodizing. You could never get this type of vivid color from anodizing)
ANODIZED TEAL (This is the name of the powder coat. It is not anodizing. You could never get this type of vivid color from anodizing)
ANODIZED BLUE (This is the name of the powder coat. It is not anodizing. You could never get this type of vivid color from anodizing)
ANODIZED BLUE (This is the name of the powder coat. It is not anodizing. You could never get this type of vivid color from anodizing)
STAINLESS STEEL. (This is actually Clear Powder Coat, but it makes the aluminum look very much like stainless steel)
STAINLESS STEEL. (This is actually Clear Powder Coat, but it makes the aluminum look very much like stainless steel)
KELLY GREEN
KELLY GREEN
MATT BLACK
MATT BLACK
ORANGE
ORANGE

ME AND MY CREDENTIALS:

I've been working with Carbon Fiber and other raw materials for almost 5 years now producing a line of small bicycle components. You can see all of my current and past projects on my website at www.veloflyte.com and some of my other personal projects at www.rotorflyte.com. I am a skilled craftsman and I enjoy producing specialty items.

I enjoy cycling and being outdoors.
I enjoy cycling and being outdoors.

 I want to thank everybody who donated to my last, and first successful kickstarter project... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/898484505/cnc-milled-powder-coated-rfid-badge-holder . It is a great item that I am now offering on my simple website. www.veloflyte.com

Risks and challenges

All materials have been sourced and are in vast supply.

I have chosen to list a realistic number of Hourglass Magnets so that they can be delivered before the Holiday Season.

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    "Ooooh...Look.. Sorry Pieces". That was the first thing everybody said when they saw my project while I was developing it. So, if you want the coolest SORRY Boardgame pieces EVER, sans the magnet, this is the pledge level for you. (sold individually. just multiply your bid amount for the number of pieces you want)

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    2 beautifully machined aluminum, powder coated, rare earth neodymium magnets for your home or work.

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    THE FULL SORRY BOARD GAME KIT... 16 pieces in 4 colors.
    "Ooooh...Look.. Sorry Pieces". That was the first thing everybody said when they saw my project while I was developing it. So, if you want the coolest SORRY Boardgame pieces EVER, sans the magnet, this is the pledge level for you.

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