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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