07-01-2010, 07:42 PM #1
Better than a Metal Detector--My Coin Magnet
Well, actually just another tool.
I found a lead looking object one day, threw it in my pouch with all my coins.
When I got home, my coins were clumped together.
So I had thought, after some one told me his friend magnetizes his digger tool.
So I took the lead object which was a magnet and epoxied it into a wood chisel handle.
This handy tool only works in Canada, where modern day clad coins are made of nickel plated steel.
Now it doesn't beep or buzz or light up but, it does make a loud snap sound when the coin hits the magnet. The magnet will pull coins from loose soil.....
07-02-2010, 05:41 AM #2
You guy's have weird coinsIneptocracy [in-ep-toc'-ra-cy] - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers. There are three classes of people: those who see...those who see when shown...and those who do not see. - Leonardo da Vinci
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07-02-2010, 05:46 AM #3
Bet you could really clean up at a beach.
07-02-2010, 06:00 AM #4
low denomination euro coins are like that too, i found a coinspill 3" down the other day, 2-20 cent euros, non magnetic, but the 5 and 2 cent euros were magnetic.
07-02-2010, 05:09 PM #5
07-02-2010, 05:21 PM #6
Kewl idea .... Now - whatcha do is split the magnet on the end. Run the + wire to one side and - wire to the other side. When the coin is picked up it will "make the circuit" and the light / buzzer you add to the tool will activate ....
Trivia: That's how "chip detectors" work in aircraft engines .... If the engine starts sheddin' metal, the "CHIPS" light will come on, and you can shut down the engine and feather the prop before the engine comes apart and damages the wing, which generally isn't good for improving the aerodynamics ....If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.
07-02-2010, 05:27 PM #7
I gotta get a magnet!!! WTG!!!May the ground greet your shovel, the sun warm your face, and may all your targets be treasures!
07-03-2010, 04:23 AM #8
07-04-2010, 06:22 PM #9
Uhhhh Sandi .... We (USA) don't have too many magnetic coins, and last I checked silver and gold didn't stick to a magnet real good either.
But ...... If you are going to make your fortune in fish hooks, pocket knives, bottlecaps and bling, you might be onto something !!If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.
07-05-2010, 05:32 PM #10
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07-11-2010, 09:36 AM #12
good idea to put on a screwdriver so the screw dont fall into your workplace.........Sacramento, CA
07-11-2010, 10:45 AM #13
That's another tool in the arsenal. Neat idea for where it works.
07-11-2010, 01:55 PM #14
I rarely dig a lot of the newer canadian coins cause they are in the iron territory, the new dimes are a real low VDI. Every now and then I dig one of them iffy targets and sometimes it will be one of them new magnetic Canadian coins though.
07-11-2010, 06:00 PM #15