Australian Woodsmith Xxxxxxxx 2018

Demagnetise Tools

I use a lot of magnetic bars for tool storage. They work well, but they also magnetise the tools. And when your screwdrivers start to pick up stray screws and nails around the workshop, this can get a little annoying. 

SOLDERING GUN SOLUTION. Luckily, demagnetising tools is as easy as pulling the trigger on a soldering gun and passing the tool back and forth through the tips. Just take care not to touch the hot tips with your fingers.

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SAFETY IN THE WORKSHOP Safety devices, such as riving knives, guards on table saws and guards over router bits have been deliberately left out of the line drawings in Australian Woodsmith projects in order to make them easier to follow. It goes without saying that where safety devices have been supplied by the manufacturers you should use them. We encourage the use of push sticks as good work practice.
    Exercise vigilance and the greatest of care when using power tools, whether stationary or portable. Keep all your tools sharp and well maintained. Wear protective eyewear, a dust mask and a hearing protector when appropriate. By limiting distractions and developing safe work practices you will go a long way to avoiding workshop accidents. So, work safe fellow woodworkers.  -Editor
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