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Morning all...

On Sunday past, I was at an auction, and one thing and another, I dropped my car key / remote into some long grass & tall weeds on the off side where I had parked...

Announcements made, no results, me on my knees scratching through the stems & grass & weeds, the owner pitched up with a big magnet, <about 400mm long * 250mm wide ontop of which he had <length ways> epoxy glued an axle & two small wheels, and a shaft that served as a handle was welded to the axle @ 90 deg.... (Think that about describes it, unsophisticated, plain & simple)

1;2;3 key's found....

Thought that was a brilliant idea.... Obviously not the first customer that's dropped keys in one of the many grassy car-parking areas...
 

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And also,live 1 block from the beach in Fl.,lot of people with metal detectors,they tell me people will pay to help find lost keys
 

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Oh Eeek !
I live 600? Km's from any blooming beach !..:cry::cry:

strange ----- I'm responsible for the assembly of the only certified waterproof cable joiner for rip-cord & 3 core up to 8mm OD..... "EXTEND-O-CORD" <you can google that>

It uses 6 of 3mm screws...... They come from Austria in PKTS of 45 000 ------

YIP, you guessed it............... I've had a few pkts dropped ------ 45 000 of them little buggers every-where... :eek: First time ws a bloody nightmare ----- Now I keep a humongous speaker magnet in the assembly factory for just that... 😁

One doesn't think to use that to find lost keys......
 

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Morning all...

On Sunday past, I was at an auction, and one thing and another, I dropped my car key / remote into some long grass & tall weeds on the off side where I had parked...

Announcements made, no results, me on my knees scratching through the stems & grass & weeds, the owner pitched up with a big magnet, <about 400mm long * 250mm wide ontop of which he had <length ways> epoxy glued an axle & two small wheels, and a shaft that served as a handle was welded to the axle @ 90 deg.... (Think that about describes it, unsophisticated, plain & simple)

1;2;3 key's found....

Thought that was a brilliant idea.... Obviously not the first customer that's dropped keys in one of the many grassy car-parking areas...
a roofing supply has several models. Home Depot carry’s a 12” magnet on a telescoping handle that is handy, but the roofing supply places have much more capiable units.

if you got enough hard drives you could make your own.
 

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We used one in the OR to find needles that were dropped. We have to count all of those at the end of case and if even one is missing a crew tears up the room to find it before we can close the patient. In the cases where the needles might be the size of an eyelash we had a gigantic lint roller like device.
 
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