[islandlabs] Weekend Meeting

Tony Biondo tonyb at tonybox.net
Fri Feb 10 14:55:14 UTC 2012


I can confirm the death magnet is deadly and still exists in the storage
room last I checked.
 On Feb 10, 2012 9:54 AM, "Brian Fix" <brian.fix at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just curious about cutting magnets... is this plan to cut a magnet
> include  the "death magnet" which was about 4x4x3/8 inches in size,
> that lived in the stonybrook office?
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> I've personally never seen a bigger neodineum magnet and would be
> saddened to see it cut, without a purpose.  It brings to mind images
> of cutting the worlds biggest/prettiest  diamond up into pieces. It
> looks like the conversation is about HD magnets, im assuming you mean
> hard drive magnets, but just wanted to make sure.
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> On another magnet note, I use a sonicare tooth brush and noticed that
> my variety of disposable brush head contains neodineum magnets... ive
> been saving them and have 3-5 of them they are 1/4 x 1/4 x 1/2 inch in
> size..... if anyone wants them.
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> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 8:04 AM, Joe <toolfox at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Any word yet on which day we're going to meet this weekend? I need to
> > know soonest so I can plan which day I'm going out to NJ...and my
> > mother would appreciate the advance notice as well...
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> > I also did some quick research on HD magnets. As I said on Wednesday,
> > but didn't quite state eloquently, they are four-pole magnets (think
> > horseshoe magnet with the back side lopped off). Neodymium-Iron-Boron
> > is very brittle. It can be hacksawed, but the dust is highly
> > combustible; some blogs on the subject report tiny bursts of fire on
> > the saw blade during cutting!
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> > Scoring and whacking is an option, but fraught with dangers of shards
> > flying all over the place and/or the pieces becoming extremely
> > non-equal.
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> > A recommended method is a diamond wet-wheel saw.
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> > I just happen to have such a contraption from my bathroom-tiling
> > project (and current repairs to the shower), so I can bring it over and
> > we can have a go at it.
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> > I'll also try to remember to bring my collection of all-encompassing
> > screwdriver bits (flat-blade, Phillips, OctalDrive, Torx, SecurityTorx,
> > Hex, TamperProof Hex, SquareDrive, Spline...)
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> > Joe
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