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.
Rare earth magnets or other strong flat magnets.
Two component glue like Araldite.
Put some glue on a magnet in it.
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).
It works! Look at these three little islands.
And a close up.
Thank you for watching.
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:
I hope this could inspire others to update,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.