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    Cleaning shop floor with magnets - GIF

    Cleaning shop floor with magnets.




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    Nice idea,...
    Now I just need to find some ferromagnetic aluminum and brass.

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    looks like someone had been turning cast iron
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    I have a magnet designed for this purpose of picking up iron swarf off the floor. The use of a plastic jug bottom is good, as removing fine material from the exposed magnet is a PITA.
    I machine plastics as well non ferromagnetic materials. That coupled with a rubber mat system with holes, makes for extra fun clean up. I typically hand pick up the larger swarf, then vacuum the dust and small turnings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    looks like someone had been turning cast iron
    My impression is that remains of flame cutting, grinding and sanding typical in weld shops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    My impression is that remains of flame cutting, grinding and sanding typical in weld shops.
    Would generally have larger chunks in the sweepings for flame cutting I'll yield tot the grinding though.
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    Yes, chunks certainly in the pit below table and outside perimeter. I recall the oxidized dust piling in drifts everywhere else. It's like graphite, except abrasive and must be semi-spherical shape, because heavy parts slide nicely over it. Closest similar material is glass bead blast media, just as hard to sweep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Yes, chunks certainly in the pit below table and outside perimeter. I recall the oxidized dust piling in drifts everywhere else. It's like graphite, except abrasive and must be semi-spherical shape, because heavy parts slide nicely over it. Closest similar material is glass bead blast media, just as hard to sweep.
    But a really good Tennent vacuum will make short work of it.
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    When I was home gunsmithing I got one of those big retrieval magnets and hung it from paracord to swing it close to the floor. The first time I used it I found enough pins, springs, detents and fasteners to more than pay for the magnet.
    If you can't make it precise make it adjustable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusty View Post
    When I was home gunsmithing I got one of those big retrieval magnets and hung it from paracord to swing it close to the floor. The first time I used it I found enough pins, springs, detents and fasteners to more than pay for the magnet.
    those small bits do have a way to escape don't they?
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