|Project by Blackie_||posted 05-30-2014 09:29 PM||2017 views||7 times favorited||20 comments|
For those of you that ware aprons in the shop, when putting on an apron you have the hassle of tying and untying the cords from the back the simple solution is magnets, All it takes is two dowels, two earth magnets and cord keepers, I had a scrap piece of 3/4” dowel and some 1/2” craft earth magnets that I had purchased from HF awhile back and so after watching a video on how it’s done this is what I came up with, what you do is cut the dowels to about 1 1/2” drill a hole in one end to the size of the magnet you are using and deep enough to allow the magnet to protrude just above the surface, glue the magnets in using CA or E600, on the other end of the dowel drill a hole completely through the dowel large enough to allow the cord to pass through, for the keepers I used a 3/16” x 1” x 2” scrap alder and drilled two holes on each end just large enough to keep the cords snug.
Note: don’t cut the slots in the keeps as shown in the pictures I had problems keeping the cords inside of the keepers so I had to make a new set without the slots.
Edit In 6/2/2014 : As I mentioned on my last post on this project, the magnet idea is a flop, every time you stretch to reach, bend over, sand, pretty much any type of movement the magnets come undone, thus I went back to the drawer board and reinvented the wheel, the last picture I just posted shows the changes, what I did was remove the dowels and magnets from the picture completely and replaced one end with a key ring and the other with an old HF bungee cord clip that I had laying around, this my friends is the solution and works much better then the magnets and just as quick to connect and disconnect.
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