Neodymium pick 'em up
© Frank Ford 2004; Photos by FF


I use various sizes of these super strong rare earth magnets for a variety of things around the shop. Here I'm using them for steel chip pickup.

I stick a one or more of them in scrap plastic bag and park the assembly on the cross slide of my lathe, or wherever:


Or, I'll drag them around and they suck up chips and shavings:

Then, I can turn the bag inside out and toss it:

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