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    magnets

    my mother-in-law was looking for magnets for her refridgerator so i made her these from some scrap cocobolo. i used 3/8 diameter rare earth magnets set in a hole one half their thickness.
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    Great idea Dale and very nice work! I am sure your mother-in-law will just love them!
    Steve

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    Now I know them rare earth magnets hold well, but did you just stick them to the spindle and turn away

    How did you hold them for turning?

    My pin jaws only go down to a 1" size for the internal expanding type of holding..........

    I'll be curious to hear how you held them to the lathe to turn them, as they are rather small and thin.

    Cheers!
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    i ordered a mandrel from csusa for turning inserts for their pill boxes. it is just a 3/8 shaft with a 1 1/2 x 1/4' thick disk on the end. i used turners double face tape to hold blank on. if you have access to a metal lathe the mandrel would be easy to make out of a piece of round stock.

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    What.............. no pictures.........

    Just kidding

    Thanks Dale, I think I might be able to whip one up.....
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    Dale those are great. I was thinking about doing some of those as the LOML wanted to know if I could make some. Well done.
    Bernie W.

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