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Building a better toothbrush holder
don't fit in toothbrush holders
and end up lying on a wet, messy
Mount neodymium (“rare
earth”) magnets on a Corian mounting
strip with Super Glue. Glue the strip to
the wall with Super Glue or silicone
Tools and materials:
To make the
mounting strip, cut a Corian threshold
(available at tile stores and home centers) with a miter saw or
jigsaw. Neodymium magnets are available
from internet suppliers (search “neodymium magnets”). We
used 1/2-in. x 2-in. x 1/8-in. magnets,
grade N42 (the higher the grade, the stronger the magnet). You can double
them up if you need more holding
Neodymium magnets are incredibly
strong but break if handled roughly.
Order several more than you need—shipping is expensive. Also, don't handle
neodymium magnets if you wear a
pacemaker, and never leave them next
to your computer or credit card. For more safety
information, search “neodymium magnet safety” on the internet.
Make Any Toothbrush Stick
Battery-powered toothbrushes have
hidden steel parts that stick to magnets.
Mount standard toothbrushes by
adding a tiny screw or metal
washer to the back.