Telescoping magnet

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Project by Pbarnett posted 1179 days ago 829 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received this telescoping magnet as a safety award a few years ago. I was looking at it and thought, maybe I can make a new handle for it. This is what I came up with. I made it out of Paduk and stolen parts from a cigar pen kit. The finish is CA/BLO. Make sure and check out the picture of the original. I think it is a major improvement! Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 1179 days ago

It certainly is a huge improvement! Did the original handle come apart easily or did you have to get drastic?

-- Chris

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#2 posted 1179 days ago

It was easy. The screw on the back of the old one is the same drew as the new one. I just unscrewed it. The top of a cigar pen (sans finial) has the same size hole as the original screw.

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#3 posted 1178 days ago

That is very clever. I have several of those in the shop but never thought of turning handles for them.

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#4 posted 1076 days ago

That is an awosome idea! Well done!

-- christopheralan

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