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tombo

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I have this pile of hard drives...



seems a shame to chuck em out they are just 10 gig in size. I had some thoughts that they could be put to a woodworking use.

Idea 1

that platters in hard drive are extremely flat, so with some form of abrasive they could be powered up and used to polish / grind plane blades and chisels.

Idea 2

the head actuating magnets are realy powerfull (dont get your fingers trapped between them cause it will hurt), and could be used to exert clamping presure for veneering etc

idea 3

install in pc, use pc to look at woodworking web sites

Havent tried idea 1 or 2 yet and have way more disks that i need so if anyone wants a disk or 2 to mess with let me know. I reckon they will cost about £2.50 to post
 

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Could use the magnets for a magnetic tool rack :shock:
 

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Tombo

What is the physical size of the magnets? Are they as strong or stronger than the rare earth magnets?

It was suggested that I could use rare earth magnets to hold a wooden fence to my jack plane. If the magnets in these drives are suitable I'd gladly have some - just the magnets though.

PM if you think they might be suitable and I'll sort something out re cost and postage.

Andy
 

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I'd gladly have some - just the magnets though.
Just a thought about postage, it occurs that if posting the magnets alone, the machines at the sorting office might find the letter somewhat indigestible :lol:

Merry xmas

Simon
 

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They are rare earth magnets - neodymium usually.
 

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Jake":81qgkvrh said:
They are rare earth magnets - neodymium usually.
They are large ones too - more than strong enough to use for a jointer fence. In fact I have a pair waiting for a tuit for exactly this purpose :oops:

Cheers,
Neil
 
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