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Project by Sawdust2 posted 06-01-2008 10:04 PM 3677 views 5 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 06-01-2008 11:53 PM

Great idea, Lee!

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

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#2 posted 06-02-2008 12:39 AM

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


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#3 posted 06-02-2008 01:04 AM

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 06-02-2008 02:10 AM

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

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#5 posted 06-02-2008 11:50 AM

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 06-02-2008 12:33 PM

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 06-02-2008 05:32 PM

Clevah Clevah Clevah…

-- Ryno

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#8 posted 06-02-2008 10:56 PM

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 06-03-2008 05:15 AM

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

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#10 posted 06-04-2008 12:24 AM

Nifty idea.

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

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#11 posted 06-04-2008 03:38 PM

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 06-04-2008 03:59 PM

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 02-15-2009 03:53 PM

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 02-15-2009 04:54 PM

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 07-12-2009 06:49 AM

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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