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Project by kiefer posted 207 days ago 1281 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a real handy little time saver when I have to clean up metal filings and such ,just pull the front cap straight off and the filings will be released from the magnet and the filings fall of .
I had this idea when I had to clean up some metal filings that came off a pipe threader that we where using to run a gas line to a new fire place ,now I use it in the shop for cleaning around the drill press and bench grinder or where ever I happen to cut metal . Made this little tool from a broken telescoping magnetic pick up tool and a couple of plastic caps that came with some air tools to seal the air fitting hole from debris .
Added a piece of walnut dowel and a brass ferrule to give it a better grip .
Cost is $0.00 and works great also keeps that metal from going into the dust collector which may cause some sparks or worse a fire!

-- Kiefer 松

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#1 posted 207 days ago

Mr. Creative does it again! Great Idea.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 207 days ago

Great ideal, thanks for sharing buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 207 days ago

Another great idea, Thanks Kiefer! I’ve also used tape, that works well too!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 207 days ago

Great idea. I know I guy who would drop a very large rare earth magnet into a 5 gallon plastic bucket to pick up metal shavings then just take the magnet out and the shavings would fall off into the garbage or wherever he wanted. You took that idea cleaned it up a bit and made it very portable, well done.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#5 posted 207 days ago

This is actually a very good idea. I’m making one now. Thanks Kiefer.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#6 posted 207 days ago

Now that is a slick idea!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 207 days ago

Great idea. Now I can stopping trying to hold a paper towel scrap on the tip. Thanks

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

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#8 posted 206 days ago

I know how that paper towel thing goes, except mine was a plastic grocery bag. Turns out they’re not strong enough to pull away from the magnet without tearing apart.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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#9 posted 206 days ago

add 1 more project to the list. Another simple but excellent Idea.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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#10 posted 206 days ago

Metal shavings and wood don’t mix very well. Good idea for picking any up

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 205 days ago

Another great and practical idea Klaus. I have a wand that I might be able to use your creative idea with. Thanks for this tip!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 204 days ago

Good thinking.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 204 days ago

Good thinking,super idea.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 200 days ago

Neat idea!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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