I often find myself under my car doing stuff. And while doing said stuff, I often find myself putting my tools on my chest. Why? Because it is a strain reaching back behind my head or across from myself and i don't have to go very far to get them. No forgetting where I put it too if it is sitting on my man bosom. Only problem is they fall off sometimes, like a lot.
So I got the idea to cram some magnets in a work shirt on my right side (since I am right handed). Personal solution to make my life friggin' easier.
I basically added a handy dandy pocket which has a magnet covered insert slid into it. The insert is removable so that the shirt can be rung out in the wash without sticking to the washer and everything else in there. The insert is made from oil/water resistant/proof stuff so that you taking a spill under the car doesn't ruin it. I chose a semi-rigid plastic for the insert to keep the magnets from folding up the shirt and sticking it together.
...This is my first instructable so bear with me
Step 1: Materials and a Precaution
- Dickie brand workshirt or some other brand workshirt if you are a Nancy Boy
- plastic signs you buy at Lowes. These yellow ones for posting private property are perfect. just flexible enough
- butt-load of 1.5" washers. This is actually optional as I will explain later. I chose this size, you could choose a smaller one for more force.
- butt-load of 1" diameter rare-earth disc magnets coated in epoxy (the epoxy: I was concerned about chipping, scratching, water and oil resistance)
- duct tape - duct tape really does do everything, don't it?
- a big hankerchief. I bought mine at a fabric store. It doesnt really matter what it looks like since it is going on the inside. You better get pink though... Wuss
- Steam a Seam! or some other woven interface mesh. Ask an employee at a fabric store. I hate sewing so this stuff is awesome
- marker, tape measurer or ruler, scissors, towel or ironing board, and an iron.