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Project by Sawdust2 posted 2280 days ago 3377 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you are like me you have either forgotten where you left your pencil or it is on the other side of the shop.

Most office supply stores sell “do-it-yourself” refrigerator magnets, or business card magnets.

Cut a few to the size you like and space them strategically around the shop.

Cut slices off that will match the side of your pencil and fasten them to the pencil.

Then put the pencils where you have put your magnets and they will be handy.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#1 posted 2280 days ago

Great idea, Lee!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 2280 days ago

Thats absolute genious! Now if I could just remember where I put my magnets….


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#3 posted 2280 days ago

Velly good idea, wise man. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 2280 days ago

Neat idea, I’ve got about 100 pencils in the shop… somewhere.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#5 posted 2279 days ago

That is a good idea. I am like Tim. I have a bunch of pencils in the shop but I can’t find any of them. Making individual magnets and putting them on each tool is certainly an idea that has merit.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 2279 days ago

Great idea!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 2279 days ago

Clevah Clevah Clevah…

-- Ryno

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#8 posted 2279 days ago

good tip,... now where did I leave my car keys ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 2278 days ago

great idea!!! will it hold my mind? (when i have lost it)

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 2278 days ago

Nifty idea.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 2277 days ago

A very novel idea to solve the menacing problem

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 2277 days ago

I just came across magnetic strips, about 1/2” wide by 24” at the local BORG. It can be cut to length. I was thinking of using it for magnetic catches on cabinet doors, etc. I’d just use the small metal plates that come with cheap magnetic catches. The strips would be less obtrusive than the usual magnet-in-a-metal-holder set up, and since it’s an adhesive strip, a lot easier to install and position.

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#13 posted 2021 days ago

LOVE this idea. I have something similar but for a diferent application. I will probably post pics etc later today. CHEAP, EFFECTIVE, Simple (CES) we need more of these.

-- Pie

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#14 posted 2021 days ago

Absolutely a brilliant idea. Now where did I put that magnet? Oh I got them everywhere. Now I just need pencils….................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#15 posted 1874 days ago

A nurse is asked why she has a rectal thermometer behind her ear.. and she says.. sht some a^hole has my pencil.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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