|Project by Kelly||posted 11-10-2015 02:55 PM||1256 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I made an order for several rare earth magnets [from KJ Magnetics] in the one hundred pound pull range for use in securing switch boxes, mounted on ten foot cords, to my dust collectors. I had one left over,a 2×6 laying around and was inspired by a friend’s conversation about metal detecting for riches (old coins, meteorites, etc.) to fashion a walking stick along the design of the foraging stick I’d built for my ex and posted a while back.
As much as anything, it was intended to be for entertainment purposes, while still being functional. For that reason, I set the magnet back from the walking point, but not so much it couldn’t be used to test the magnetic property of that eighty pound meteorite.
Anyway, this is what I got for my goofing off.