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#1: Shop Safety Tips Author: RayvynLocation: The land of thongs and suntans. PostPosted: Fri, Mar 09 2007, 9:00 pm
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No matter how much you sweep or vacuum the shop, there's always a few little metal slivers that stay on the floor, only to find their way into the wife, kids or dogs bare feet, leading to a Dr. visit and Tetanus shot if it's deep enough.

Here's a little homemade redneck remedy I came up with, since my dogs are always out in the garage with me, and I don't want a vet bill.

Go buy a roll of that cheap peel and stick shelf liner paper at Wal-mart. Cut a piece off, peel the back off, and roll it backwards around a large paint roller so the sticky side is out. Put the roller on the handle, screw a broom stick or pole into the end, and roll up the little hidden pieces. Works like a charm... Very Happy

#2:  Author: phat46Location: In da Thumb of Michigan PostPosted: Fri, Mar 09 2007, 9:18 pm
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Good idea! I also have an old car speaker with a big magnet that I have hung from a piece of cord that i can "sweep" the floor with too.

#3:  Author: phat ratLocation: muskegon,mi PostPosted: Fri, Mar 09 2007, 10:16 pm
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If anyones interested I can check and see who the manufacturer was of a gift from my wife. It's a magnet about 12" wide with wheels and a long handle so you can roll it along the floor and pick up any metal and it has a release to drop off whatever it's picked up.

#4:  Author: enjenjoLocation: Swanton, Ohio PostPosted: Fri, Mar 09 2007, 11:17 pm
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Tractor Supply Company has a magnet on wheels that sells for less than $30

You could make an electromagnet from old AC compressor clutch magnets.

#5:  Author: SKR8PNLocation: Mansfield Ohio PostPosted: Sat, Mar 10 2007, 10:57 am
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Magnets are a good idea,but................


I have yet to find an ALUMINUM magnet Wink

#6: Somewhat Tech/Safety post Author: UGLY OLDSLocation: Illinois PostPosted: Sat, Mar 10 2007, 11:44 am
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Aluminum magnets are easy...I get mine from the "household" supply area..2-Ply Charmin seems to work best..Works every time & priced right Exclamation ... Very Happy



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