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The 2004 Magnet Exchange

a/k/a The Third Annual Magless Exchange

Rules, Guidelines and Goals  

Co-ordinator:  Charlie Spitzer

1.  Magnets without Magnets - magnets should be fused, no sharp edges, please.  Do not glue metal magnets to your magnets; like last year these will be maglesses.

2.  Size - roughly 2x2 inches or smaller, any shape.  They do not have to be square. 

3.  Number of Participants - 125.  A waiting list is being kept. Please let Charlie know ASAP if you can't participate.  We understand the unexpected happens, and others would like to join if spaces open up. 

4.  Number of Magnets - each participant must make the full number of magnets - 125. Please make every effort to send in the full complement of maglesses, as failure to do so will mean that some people won't be getting one of yours in return. This will lead to endless pleading for extras.

5.  Deadline - the due date is February 13, 2004.  Magnets received after that date will be returned! Magnet ship out date is scheduled to be February 14th, 2004.

6.  Writing Assignment (voluntary) - write a couple of short phrases about your technique(s), once you know what they are, and email them to Charlie, or include the writeup in your box.

7.  Packing - Please stick a small, removable label with your name and number onto the back of your magnets, and place each one in a small ziplock.  Bubble wrap can be placed between layers of magnets.  No peanuts!   Click here for detailed packing instructions, for ziplock suppliers, and more about packing. 

8.  Shipping to the CoordinatorsImportant: Email Charlie privately at magless2004@yahoo.com for up-to-date shipping information and the shipping address, or use the magless board at http://www.warmglass.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=11that has been set up for this purpose.

We strongly recommend you pay for tracking, if your shipper does not automatically do it.

Please include a completed USPS Priority Mail label and delivery confirmation and insurance forms, plus a check for postage - cost to be determined but we'd like to set one fee for all US participants. This will also make it a lot easier for the sorters and mailers, speeding up return delivery.

9.  Shipping Back to You - return shipping will be by USPS Priority Mail, tracked and insured.  We'll work out best shipping methods individually with those of you outside of the US.   A participant list with email addressees, Web or photo sites and techniques will be included in your box of magless treasures.

10.  What's Going On? - Please check your email and the special magnet board at http://www.warmglass.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=11  for the latest information. It's a good idea to check the magnet board now and then. It is possible to set up your Preferences to email you every post to the board. 

11. Email questions (and your technique phrases) to charlie at magless2004@hotmail.com

12.  Don't forget to enjoy yourselves. Use the opportunity to experiment and branch out using a new technique.

**** Have to drop out?  Let Charlie know asap since we have a waiting list. ****


Test in small quantities, just a couple of magnets, until you have the effect you want. 

Unless they are unusually thick, you can speed up your schedules since the pieces are so small. 

Ask for help on the Warmglass magless board or email someone. 

Have fun; this is not an art show or contest.  Your magnets will find good, appreciative homes.

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