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xx   TOOL

Tip on using a magnet to pick up nails or other small parts that allows them to be removed all at once.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #25 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 10

Magnet glued on a length of dowel and fitted into an empty film canister serves as a device to pick up metal shavings, small screws, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #34 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 20

How to make a pick-up stick for metal objects by gluing a cow magnet in the end of a broomstick.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #35 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 22

Bulk tape eraser. Est. cost: $10.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1970 [Spring 1970] (v.1#2) pg. 16
Correction AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1970 [Summer 1970] (v.1#3) pg. 10

Storage rack for magnetic screwdrivers that helps keep them magnetized.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Dec 1998-Jan 1999 (v.22#3) pg. 10

Tip on improvising an "on-off" pick up magnet for gathering small nails, screws, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1995 (v.18#12) pg. 13

Tip on making and using a degaussing coil (demagnetizing coil) to fix a color TV picture tube.
ELECTRONICS NOW Oct 1995 (v.66#10) pg. 51

Tips on using a low-priced bulk tape eraser.
ELECTRONICS NOW Aug 1998 (v.69#8) pg. 11

Tip: Use an electric soldering gun to demagnetize small tools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #300 Jul-Aug 1989 (v.39#7) pg. 91

How to magnetically catch small parts (screws, nuts, nails, etc.) when sweeping up your workshop.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 44

How to magnetize a screwdriver.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #330 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.42#7) pg. 14

How to magnetize the tip of a screwdriver.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 81

Tip on encasing a large magnet inside a plastic container for use in picking up magnetic debris.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #77 Oct-Nov 1992 pg. 32

Build a powerful degausser for demagnetizing floppy disks and magnetic tapes. Built from a salvaged motor.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Dec 1986 (v.3#7) pg. 65

A compendium of suggestions for degaussing a magnetized airframe.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Dec 1993 (v.15#12) pg. 7

Tip on demagnetizing tools.
MODEL RAILROADER May 1994 (v.61#5) pg. 30
Added Info MODEL RAILROADER Jul 1994 (v.61#7) pg. 25

Bulk eraser for cassettes and diskettes. Uses a laminated iron-core filter choke salvaged from an old TV set.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 68

Tip on making a magnetic "nail sweeper" to pick up loose nails and screws from dirt and grass.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1993 (v.21#4) pg. 58

How to build a degaussing coil for your color TV picture tube.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1980 (v.17#4) pg. 77

Build a bulk tape eraser from an old TV power transformer.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1966 (v.125#6) pg. 171

Magnetic sweeper is made by attaching two wheel, a handle, and a magnet to a block of wood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1990 (v.167#12) pg. 52

Large magnet with broom-type handle for the woodworking shop helps pick up fasteners.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #90 May 1996 (v.16#2) pg. 11

How to magnetize and demagnetize tools, such as a screwdriver or hammer.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1978 (v.49#1) pg. 66

Wrist strap with a piece of magnetic tape attached is used to keep wire brads, etc. ready for use.
SHOPNOTES #24 Nov 1995 (v.4) pg. 29

Magnetic sweeper consists of a large bar magnet on wheels equipped with a handle. Use to pick up nails, screws, ... off the floor.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #176 Mar 1991 (v.15#8) pg. 20

Tips on both magnetizing and demagnetizing a screwdriver.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #188 Mar 1992 (v.16#8) pg. 27

Simple 115 VAC coil to magnetize (or demagnetize) any tool.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #192 Jul 1992 (v.16#12) pg. 22

Tip on using a large soldering gun to magnetize and demagnetize tools.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #224 Mar 1995 (v.19#8) pg. 22

Tip suggests putting button magnets on the back of a bench brush to collect particles of steel wool or iron filings from a workbench top.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1997 (v.21#4) pg. 8