Introduction: How to Use a Magnet to Easily Pick Up Metal Filings
So, there have been many times when I have stepped on metal filings - they HURT!!
There are also many times where I have rendered magnets practically useless because they are covered in metal "fur".
Then I got it right, I combined a magnet with a simple household item and now have the best filing cleaner ever!
Here I will show you the method I have found best for cleaning metal filings without stuffing up your magnet.
Step 1: Prepare for MAGNET!
So, you probably are thinking; "I know, this is going to be another 5 minutes wasted..." You need to grab a plastic bag (the ones that will ruin the planet...) and find the bottom corner - there are actually two of them and it MUST have NO HOLES (or you WILL ruin your nice magnet...)
You should notice there is an interesting set of folds to make the corner, they also make a pocket like shown in photo 1 and 2.
You have to put the magnet in this corner of the bag, wrap the bag inside-out over the magnet and tear off the excess, there should be enough bag left to hold comfortably.
Now, start "sweeping" the affected ground with the magnet, you should see all the filings jumping up to the magnet!
Thanks for reading, if you want to see a few other cool things I have done with magnets you might like to check out these 'ibles: