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598 days ago

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I am looking for ideas to build a chisel rack.
Now I am thinking about using magnets to hold the chisels.
Any reason why I should not do that?
Is it going to be pain when I sharpen them?
Thanks

-- Bert


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#1 posted 598 days ago

I don’t see any disadvantage to using magnets, however I would put a block of wood at the bottom, as otherwise the chisels may fall off :)

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#2 posted 598 days ago

I do, sort of. I have the magnets slightly recessed. Keeps them from moving around too much.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#3 posted 598 days ago

Yeah just make sure to have something beneath them to catch them if they fall, or to somehow cover and protect the cutting end.

Rich;)

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Bill White

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#4 posted 598 days ago

I don’t, but that’s just me. I keep mine in a tool roll just ‘cause they are old cast steel items.
Lots of W. Butcher chisels.
Bill

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#5 posted 598 days ago

Can’t see why not. And making your own will be much cheaper than Mag-Blok.

http://benchcrafted.com/Magblok.html

:)

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#6 posted 597 days ago

Shamp, those MF chisels are crazy beautiful!!

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#7 posted 597 days ago

Thanks, Smitty. I think the previous owner had bought the set and maybe used two of them a couple times at most.

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#8 posted 597 days ago

why not?

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Grandpa

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#9 posted 597 days ago

I can’t remember all I once knew about magnets. I think your concern is the magnets might magnatize the chisels then when you sharpen them the metal dust will cling to the chisels. I believe you could easily wipe that off with a cloth or paper towel. I see no reason to not use magnets if you can make it work. It would be bad for the chisel and the owner if they ever fell and struck you.

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#10 posted 597 days ago

If during sharpening the filings stay on, just pass the chisel through a circular magnet without touching the metal to the magnet and it will be demagnetized.

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#11 posted 597 days ago

RussellAP, good tip thank you.
Now where do I get a circular magnet with destroying my brand new speakers?

-- Bert

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#12 posted 597 days ago

There was a post recently, that said round magnets are rummaged from microwave ovens. The post said something about discharging a capacitor, or something along those lines.

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Grandpa

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#13 posted 597 days ago

Microwave ovens have incredibly strong magnets in them. I had a friend that was factory trained to repair microwaves and he is no longer with us because he pulled on the wrong wire. Be careful messing with those ovens. They do have good magnets though.

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#14 posted 597 days ago

I don’t like my tools to become magnetized; especially the ones that I have to sharpen.
Therefore, I have never even considered any kind of magnetic tool holder.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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Clint Searl

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#15 posted 597 days ago

It’ll be OK as long as you wear a cowboy hat lined with aluminum foil when you use them.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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