I taped some Steel flashing to the front of the Glowforge and all my magnets live there when not otherwise occupied.
Whew! Those magnets can be scary!
Your glowforge must have exploded
Two of the 1-1/2" dic magnets I was holding snapped together and pinched me hard enough to draw blood. First time I had ever been bitten by magnetism.
I put a screw through a large washer and mounted it next to my machine, I store the 10 I have there.
Reminds me of Tom Hanks in Castaway, hearing a coconut drop. “Hello…?”
No blood here yet … But some scares … May try your idea!
I have a metal bar on the wall next to the GF for exactly this reason!
The magnets go on the bar, don’t move, and I don’t perpetually forget where the hell I left them.
I had one opened package of the big ones leap across the desk and hookup with another unopened stack. There was both blood and pain from the flying shrapnel when they met.
(Be careful with the neodiddliums.)
Mine go on the cart the GF is on for long term storage (between sessions). But that doesn’t mean the lazy me won’t use any flat space inside the GF to put the magnets when reloading materials since it’s a whole 18" to the sides of the metal cart
Same here. Place or remove one very strong magnet at a time. No pinching or problems.
I too have this merit badge, plus the one for picking up magnet crumbs when they shatter.
Oh that brings back memories…got some of those big tool holder strip magnets from harbor freight…and two snapped together with good chunk of skin between. Try getting them apart with one hand (because your other one is stuck and essentially useless).
Nice big blood blister and huge bruise…
Brought a funny memory back.
Brother was on a boat fishing with me and got a huge blue crab. He was going to put it into the box to make sure did not glom more bait.
It grabbed a finger so he cussed and dropped stuff he was holding and as soon as his other hand was near the crab clamped onto it.
He was dancing around cussing with a crab handcuff. Figured he needed a hand (so to speak).
Just as I was getting up to assist he cut to the chase and just bent down and kneed the crab a few times and crushed it.
Great plan, except he now had two dead crab claws vised onto either hand and crab guts all over his spot.
Now when we get into a boat and the first comment is always “Mind The Crabs”.
That goes about as you would expect.
Must be why Support only recommends using pieces of PG to weight down materials on the bed
I’ve had that happen and it startled me.
LOVE that. I’ve adopted that name.
Originator marmak3261 from dec 2016:
Yes…I already knew that. I’m still loving the name and adopting it for my own. Marion has come up with a few gems on here…do a search for beating dead horses. Ha ha!
Let me see Didymium is a mixture of Neodymium and Praseodymium used together because it is hard to separate them so Neodydimium just has more Neodymium added? In any case it seems such a waste in magnets as it is so beautiful in Glass and revealing a different world of enhanced color looking through it and measuring the color of light when looking at it. Looking robins egg blue in cool light and strawberry ice cream in warm light and gray in balanced light. As a natural Gemstone it is far more valuable than Diamonds and much prettier, even as a synthetic it is really nice looking.
The magnets are cool I guess but every time I look at one I think about it as colors.
I stole the name from AVE the YouTube.