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    Default DIY Magnetic Sanding Jig (from old harddrive)

    I dont take credit for this. But here is the magnetic sanding jig I made this weekend. Not the prettiest (I have limited tools), but it works...

    I opened a hard drive, removed the magnets and cut the shell in half. Placed the magnets on the underside of the HD shell and mounted on a block of wood... I will be wrapping the rear block with something so I don't have to worry to much about wear...







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    Heh, that's a great idea! Thanks for putting it up, even if it wasn't your idea

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    Thanks

    also I forgot to mention I will be wrapping the hard drive shell in blue painters tape to prevent the blade from getting scratched.

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    Thats very cool
    thanks for sharing, Mmm i might have to build something along those lines myself, if Mrs R gives in to my pleading for more old Razors that is

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    Tape will not last long. If the metal surface looks decent I don't think you have to worry about scratches.

    Nice big magnets. I used to have 2 broken harddrives laying around for maybe 3 years till I threw them away recently
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    speaker magnets will work too

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    Nice idea - I think I've seen this somewhere before...
    But really, nicely done..
    I think the older, like 20mb (remember those...) hdds, have a more solid aluminium housing, that don't have that top recess where that thin aluminium sheet is glued down... so it's a purer, flat bed for the blade to lie on... but if the blade sits flat on this then thats all that matters really...

    - Mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper Kade View Post
    Nice idea - I think I've seen this somewhere before...
    But really, nicely done..
    I think the older, like 20mb (remember those...) hdds, have a more solid aluminium housing, that don't have that top recess where that thin aluminium sheet is glued down... so it's a purer, flat bed for the blade to lie on... but if the blade sits flat on this then thats all that matters really...

    - Mike.
    Ah ha! you are the originator. I couldnt find your post for some reason. Credit for this idea goes to you of course

    The Jasper Kade HDD-Blade-Jig™ - Straight Razor Place Forums

    BTW one of the HD's I sacrificed was a 8GB

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    Oh, I think I found a nice material for the underside...

    Aluminum duct tape... The stuff the A/C guys would use to seal air conditioner duct work...

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