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Thread: Another Harbor Freight Find!

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    Another Harbor Freight Find!

    Harbor Freight has a tent sale this week. Bought a magnetic parts holder for one dollar! It's silver and 4" will look great holding stray pins and needles.

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    I bought one of those a while back. I drop so many pins when pinning that I use it to pick up all the pins on the floor. Way cheaper then a magnetic wand.

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    That's a great use for it especially since I usually sew barefoot!

    Your dog is precious - is Dingle his name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter View Post
    Harbor Freight has a tent sale this week. Bought a magnetic parts holder for one dollar! It's silver and 4" will look great holding stray pins and needles.
    I've got a 4" one and a 6" one. Love both. The big one is my "go to" pincushion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingle View Post
    I bought one of those a while back. I drop so many pins when pinning that I use it to pick up all the pins on the floor. Way cheaper then a magnetic wand.
    I also own the telescoping magnetic wand--------------------a must have for someone who's got bad joints. Pick up dropped forks and spoons in the kitchen all the time, too!
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    I love Harbor Freight! Fun place to shop!
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    I have three and love them, but be careful around your computerized machines!...
    I keep one on the cutting table and one at each end of my Mid-arm quilting frame.
    Thanks for sharing!
    I actually swiped 1 from DH. LOL
    Last edited by Country1; 08-26-2012 at 08:08 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter View Post
    That's a great use for it especially since I usually sew barefoot!

    Your dog is precious - is Dingle his name?

    Thanks. No his name is Brody. He's a 6 yr old Boxer. I also have a 2 yr old female named Shelby. Such fun dogs. Never a dull moment when they are awake.

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    I love these too but don't put it near anything electronic. Magnets do not work well with them.

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    I have 5 of them I use. 4" & 6" holders. They are great.

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    Been using one for years. Picked it up at Walmart in the automotive department. Love it.

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    I've got 1 on my cutting table and love it. Maybe I can get to the store while they are on sale and get another one. Thnaks for the info.

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    Great deal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingle View Post
    I bought one of those a while back. I drop so many pins when pinning that I use it to pick up all the pins on the floor. Way cheaper then a magnetic wand.

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    I have 4, two round, one rectangle, and a tiny rectangle. I love them.
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    Funny story about the 6" magnetic dish. I knocked mine off the table at the church hall-----onto a concrete floor. Now, that cup may be magnetic and it may be tough, but when it smacks that concrete flat bottomed, pins fly everywhere.

    THANK GOD! I also had the telescoping magnetic wand, so pick up was almost instant. And if not, the bottom-bottom is also VERY magnetic so just passing the holder over the pins helps pick them up.
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    I also use one on a regular basis. It sticks to the iron board and can't be pushed onto the floor. taking it to retreats in a baggy makes life so simple. It is also a great gift to a secret sister along with a box of pins.

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    I bought one of these bowls also picked up a wane that has a magnetic tip, works wonders helping find dropped pens and metal items.
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    They are also great for parts and screws when working on or cleaning sewing machines. When putting a machine back together it is convenient to find all the parts easily.
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    I use one when I travel or stitch in my Lazy Boy. I have it in a rubbermaid container with a lid. Makes it very easy to transport without pins falling out. I also put my sissors, thimble and thread in the container. Everything in one spot.
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    Great idea
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    I use the magnetic bowl for holding vintage sewing machine parts so they don't get lost while I'm cleaning and oiling the machine. I have one of the long magnet wands for retrieving errant metal bobbins that roll behind my big sewing cabinet.

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    Is there a Harbor Freight in Portland, Oregon?
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    I had one for many years on my boat to hold screws, nuts and washers in. I also used it to test to be sure that what I was using was really stainless steel. I brought it to my house when I moved off the boat, and now use it in my sewing room. When I drop a pin or needle, I use it to 'vacuum' the needle up out of the carpet.

    I appreciate the warning about using it around electronic machines.
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    Going to Harbor Freight tomorrow- I love looking around to see what I might use. I spotted some small weights recently that I haven't purchased yet. They will be good for holding fabric and papers down on the cutting table. I use large washers and nuts for that now but some little weights would be nice- why not? I love looking at the small screw drivers and have several I use with my machines.

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