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post #1 of 7 Old 01-10-2017, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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I'd had the actual magnet mount for quite a while, but never actually used it. The latest plan was to copy the recent magnetic harness mount that's been going around. I ordered an off-cut of steel, which turned up today. Trying the magnet on it, it was that powerful that i struggle to separate them. So the latest idea is just to soften the edges of the steel, coat it so not cold on the skin & simply use in on the inside shirt with the magnet stuck on the outside



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If you go to a hardware store like Home Depot or slowed, go down to plumbing then go to the insulation section, they sell a roll of insulation tape that is probably about the thinness of that plate and that should help block the cold by just sticking it on the back side of the plate.

It looks nice and looks like a good idea.
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i've used a sticky backed foam/felt sheet before, only a few from the local hobby shop. My main concern at the minute is getting stabbed by the sharp edges/corners if it gets knocked for any reason
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i've used a sticky backed foam/felt sheet before, only a few from the local hobby shop. My main concern at the minute is getting stabbed by the sharp edges/corners if it gets knocked for any reason


Ah ok. Is there a local machine shop near you that you can bring it too and have them friends it down to a circle and then round the edges?
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Ah ok. Is there a local machine shop near you that you can bring it too and have them friends it down to a circle and then round the edges?
i've got a little bench grinder in the garage, i'll see how that does rounding the corners off before resorting to paying anyone lol
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i've got a little bench grinder in the garage, i'll see how that does rounding the corners off before resorting to paying anyone lol


Just do it carefully. Once you do it a few times, it's actually not that bad to do. Get it to a comfortable position and slowly work your way along the edges.

What you could also do is flatten out the edges so that it creates two smaller corners. Then flatten those edges so it creates more corners but smaller and then hand file it. That's how I used to do it. It's time consuming but makes it more uniform and not all over the place. But I also had a rail so all I had to do was get it close then move it left and right.
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Ive reviewed a magnet mount before, which was very strong - may give you some ideas on how to tailor yours further

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