Favorite uses for magnets

Fixturing with magnets.

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The magnet on the top cap of the fork is the latest discovery for me. Holds it to the leg no matter which way I tip it! So easy to braze now.

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These pivoting magnets from I can’t remember are great for fixturing fork legs to crown pieces and tacking while upside down. I use these a LOT for various things that typically used to fall and clang on the floor while balancing.

2 Responses

  1. Where did you get the magnet that will handle brazing temps? I tried a ton of different ones and they all go amorphous/nonmagnetic.

    • Alnico horseshoe magnets at MSC. They’re stupid costly but I think worth at least one. Lots of sizes too.
      I saw someone’s picture awhile ago (can’t remember who) using a smaller alnico magnet for holding cable stops, etc. in place while brazing.

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