|Forum topic by C_PLUS_Woodworker||posted 330 days ago||1181 views||0 times favorited||32 replies|
330 days ago
Ok you mechanical engineers out there.
I have a new 3’ piece of 2” Angle Iron (1/8” thick……..no rust) that I want to magnetize and then place it in the upright side of a window in my shop. I will wrap it around the corner and will hopefully will end up with two long sides that are magnetized.
I want to hang:
Those little magnetized bowls for screws, etc that I get from Harbor Freight…......... (Obviously I know they will stick)
Cheapo Combo-square (I keep my 2 good ones boxed and in a drawer)
Little stuff like that that I want handy…......a place for everything and everything in its place kind of thing
Here is what I found when surfing: (and it ain’t working).......... so I really did try to learn something before I bothered you guys.
A permanent magnet can be made by stroking a magnetic substance with either the N or the S pole of a magnet. Stroking lines up the domains in the material.
A piece of iron can be magnetized by holding it parallel to a compass needle (along the lines of force in the earth’s field) and hitting the piece of iron with a hammer. The blow will overcome the resistance of the domains to movement, and they will line up parallel to the earth’s field.
Can this even be done by a dummy?