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I made a simple magnetic sawguide made from scrapwood and two stacked rare-earth-magnets from a computer harddisk. In the last image you can see two spare magnets which will be used for a magnetic plane fence. Same magnets are stacked and munted in the saw guide.


 

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oh the beauty of the KISS/MISS approach....
 
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Nice execution. Love those Japanese pull saws. Just don't carry the magnets next to your wallet.
 

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Nice execution. Love those Japanese pull saws. Just don't carry the magnets next to your wallet.
Thanks a lot!
Yes, one should be careful with these magnets.
I only did some testcuts with my japanese saws until now. But I am building a workbench and for me, sawing seems to be easier with pullsaws. I have to admit, that I am no hero on handtools. But I am trying to get better.
 

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I have used a couple of those magnets on a gate. Works great, just a bump from the lawnmower opens it up.

Nice application, Uwe.
 

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These reclaimed magnets have a lot of uses. I have them on my table saw push sticks, the wrench for changing blades so I can keep these items close by hanging them on the front of the saw cabinet. I epoxy glued one onto the end of a dowel for locating dropped screws etc., since they are so strong they will pick up quite heavy articles like dropped sockets. I have several holding steel cans on the front of a steel door on my workbench for sorting spent brass cases.

Now I have another use for these.

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Rich
 
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Never thought of that, when I want to reclaim magnets I get them from speakers. Best use I've found so far, is one on a string for picking things up off the floor, and can toss it under things that otherwise would be hard to get under.
 
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Never thought of that, when I want to reclaim magnets I get them from speakers. Best use I've found so far, is one on a string for picking things up off the floor, and can toss it under things that otherwise would be hard to get under.
use one of those speaker magnets as a handle the next time you sharpen your plane irons or chisels...
 
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use one of those speaker magnets as a handle the next time you sharpen your plane irons or chisels...
I sharpen my chisels on a belt sander, no jig, just hand held. Think I got the idea from reading about Sam Maloof. My theory is, each time you use a chisel the angle is not going to be quite the same (as opposed to a plane iron, where every angle is exactly the same as before, which is why plane iron angle sharpening needs to be exact), so if you're off a tad, no biggie. As long as it looks right, that's close enough. Been sharpening chisels that way for years, and the theory has held so far. Lot faster and easier too.
 

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NOTE to self...

JOAT is not to get anywhere's near my tools...
 

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Note to self; Stick is not to get anywhere near my stash...:grin:
you afraid I'm gonna bring a belt sander and work it over..
 
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