Using magnets to organize handtools
Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:36 PM
I found that I was spending a lot of time looking through plastic containers and lumps of clay for the right tool. I decided to glue 6 mm X 3 mm Neodymium Grade N42 magnets to my tools so that they would stick to the edges of the steel shelves that are on three sides of my wheel. I just bored a shallow hole, slightly smaller than the diameter of the magnet, in each tool. I filled the whole with epoxy and pressed the magnet in place. I got 40 of these magnets on eBay for eight dollars.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:13 PM
I love it. I have forty+ years of tools and I even sold a big box of tools by the hand full at a garage sale when I was moving from Montana to Texas.
I built a storage container with cubicles. But THIS is Brilliant. Thanks you. I may put a metal strip near my wheel and install magnets in tools. I hate wasting time looking for things. I like to have a lot of my tools visible and this is a great solution.
Marcia Selsor, Professor Emerita,
Montana State University-Billings
Marcia Selsor Studio in Brownsville, Texas.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:58 PM
Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:12 PM
Mossy Rock Creations
High Point, NC
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