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Sharpening station wet grinder (Thormek, Sheppac, Jet, whatever). #2: Rare earth magnets for the water trough (to attract steel particles from the water).

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Blog entry by mafe posted 05-16-2011 12:19 AM 2843 reads 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Rare earth magnets for the water trough
to attract steel particles from the water

Just a little easy to do upgrade.

Rare earth magnets for the water trough to attract steel particles from the water.
When you sharpen your tools, and especially when you re shape tools, you produce a lot of steel particles, to help avoiding these to get back up on the wheel, I made this little update.


I have this wonderful water grinder.
(Yes I love it, and can highly recommend a water grinder to all).


On the left there is a water trough that you can take off.


You need:
Rare earth magnets or other strong flat magnets.
Two component glue like Araldite.


Put some glue on a magnet in it.


Repeat this.


Here you see a piece of metal hanging in the air.
(Bad photo I know).


Close up and go for coffee.
(I have used my grinder so much that I grinded a wheel away in less than two years).

UPDATE:


It works! Look at these three little islands.


And a close up.

Thank you for watching.

Inspiration:
I visited a fellow LJ and he told me that he bought a new water trough (from Tormek) for his water grinder, and that it had magnets inside it, this stayed in the back of my head, and since I can’t do much these days, I thought it would be a fine little no sweat project to upgrade my own.

Link for a Tormek trough:
http://www.turbosite.com.ar/tools/watergrinder.php

I hope this could inspire others to update,

Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



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patron

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#1 posted 05-16-2011 12:26 AM

what a great idea

get well soon

just a though
maybe make a
small tray from thin plastic
with some drain holes in the corner
and you can lift it and drain
and the metal will come away easier
without the magnets holding them

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Toninho

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#2 posted 05-16-2011 12:32 AM

Good idea and very useful !!

-- António Guerreiro https://www.facebook.com/bichosdamadeira

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mafe

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#3 posted 05-16-2011 12:51 AM

Hi David, this I do not understand… The wheel is all dipped in the water.
Toninho, nice to see you, it has been a while.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 05-16-2011 02:11 AM

nice idea you share :-)
as David say I have a very cheap water grinder wheel no fancy stuff ells :-(
but the watertray has hole in the bottom I can open and let the water out
so the wheel don´t get destroy´d having one side only in the water
and dry out that way
with this hole all the particle´s flow out with the water …...........I hope :-)

take care
Dennis

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mafe

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#5 posted 05-16-2011 02:26 AM

The idea here is that the magnets take the metal as you use it, not when you empty it. Is there something I don’t understand? I always take of the water tray after use so the wheel dont stand in the water also.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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patron

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#6 posted 05-16-2011 02:27 AM

a small box inside the water box
a tray maybe

it could even be thin cooper or brass
(something not magnetic)
with a drain hole in a corner
lift
drain
clean metal filings
they are hard to get out
with the magnets still working on them

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 05-16-2011 02:29 AM

no you understand it very well my freind
but my cheap junk can´t be taken appart easely :-(
and is from several years before the tomek was born

Dennis

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Victor708

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#8 posted 05-16-2011 04:28 AM

Excellent idea, I will do the same to mine…..

-- "If a man is alone in the forrest with no woman to hear him. Is he still Wrong?" http://www.hawkinswoodworking.com

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#9 posted 05-16-2011 05:38 AM

Nice idea Mafe, and I definitely agree with Patron. You need a way to cleanly separate the metal from the magnets. A tray would be ideal, but even a sturdy piece of acetate (clear plastic film) cut to the rough shape of your tray then laid in the bottom would allow easy separation of the filings from the magnets.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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mafe

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#10 posted 05-16-2011 12:28 PM

Ahhhhh, now I get it! David you mean that I should keep the magnets, it is only to be able to seperate easy, yes this is a good idea. Sorry to be so slow, and thank you Swirt to explain me.
Victor, then it was good I posted, I always think that if just one can use what I post it was a post worth posting.
Dennis, no I did not really get it. But it is wanterful that you have a watergrinder. Mine is also a cheap version from Danish Harald Nyborg, acually the price of the machine on sale was the same as I paied for a new stone… Laugh.
David thank you for taking the time to try, and even more fore showing me some more of your wonderful kitchen aids… My back today is a thousad times better, the new medicine seems to have helped, no I just sweat like… But it feels like the disc has juped back in place and I can now breathe normally again – wonderful. How are you now my friend?
Big smiles to you guys,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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patron

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#11 posted 05-16-2011 12:51 PM

glad the disk is better mads
mine to this morning
some pills still
but not as many
the metal one is for making cakes
the pottery a gift
from mexico

hard to think sometimes
even when we are feeling great

why it is nice to have these blogs together
great minds make easy work
(except scientists sometimes) lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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mafe

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#12 posted 05-16-2011 02:21 PM

Ahhh David, this must be the day of release!
I’m so happy to hear you are better also.
It will not be today I start dancing, I also eat a good handful of pills still, but I think I can fix my barbecue if I am really clever, and it has been laughing of me for days now. I cant wait to be able to go and smell some sawdust again.
Best thoughts and I wish you a day of smiles,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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patron

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#13 posted 05-16-2011 02:25 PM

hope you and i can dance with dennis soon
have a good one
i am of to walk the dog
i need to get my muscles back
and i promised him some time together

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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northwoodsman

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#14 posted 05-16-2011 05:56 PM

Mafe, great idea, I did almost the same. I glued washers on the bottom of the water trough (on the outside) and I attach a magnet to them. When I go to drain the trough I remove the magnets and the metal particles are released so I can rinse the trough completetly clean.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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mafe

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#15 posted 05-16-2011 07:00 PM

Ahhhh yes, that was clever NorthWoodsMan.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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