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Although I use a metal detector to find hidden nails and metal in reclaimed lumber, the detector doesnít do a very good job of pinpointing the culprit. Recently I tried old-school Ouija technology to help locate the nails. Hereís how it works.

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I always enjoy your posts. Always some good entertainment and wisdom in them.

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Good info, Oliver. And a fun video, as well!

I had to use a rare earth magnet yesterday when I was cleaning my work area with the shop vac and sucked up the tiny hinge screws for a small box I'm building. The screws were actually stuck in the ribs of the hose but I got them out. I didn't have any fun music, though.

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What a great idea Oliver, I have heaps of rare earth magnets but never thought of using one like that.

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Good one, Oliver. Nice to know. I have a Bosch PDO Multi detector, very accurate and sensitive and can detect the exact position of the smallest panel pin on the backside of a 2 inch plank. BUT it gobbles batteries!! Magnet is easier, I think.
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That's incredible, Oliver. I'm gonna get me a Ouija Board. The only nails I can find right now are my finger nails.
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I didn't have any fun music, though.

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I find that hard to believe... we've seen the guitars...

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Hoo ray, Oliver's back!
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I will use that. Thanks for the entertaining tip.
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