Rare Earth magnet on jigs

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Project by Gary Lundgren posted 01-04-2018 10:15 PM 1085 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is about using Rare Earth Magnets on Jigs. This keeps them handy as I work. They just stick to the side of my equipment/tools.

The chrome finish of the magnet can be removed or scuffed by the sanding operation. You can refresh that with chrome nail polish from almost any store that sells nail polish. Good reason to have some nail polish in the shop!

In my video I show how to attach these so they are flush with the surface of the jig. I also cover a few tips and how to get old glue to release.

See my YouTube video at

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts

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#1 posted 01-05-2018 02:18 AM

Good video Gary. I have five small magnets of this type and will be using them in some capacity in a few of my upcoming projects.

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#2 posted 01-05-2018 09:11 AM

Thanks for the video, Gary. I use magnets all over my shop and they are very useful.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#3 posted 01-05-2018 03:51 PM

Gary, this is a very creative way to use magnets. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 01-07-2018 12:01 AM

Thanks for the video Gary. I’ve been using RE magnets for years on jigs, but darned if the use of them on a stop block ever crossed my mind. Much easier than using a clamp, Thanks for that.

I drew in a deep breath when I saw the Epoxy stand, I thought, he’s made an epoxy dispenser…...No such luck there.

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