To keep from losing small parts when I’m working on a project or disassembling a tool, I built this inexpensive parts keeper from a scrap piece of MDF and several 1/2-in.-dia. rare-earth magnets. I used a Forstner bit to counterbore for the magnet cups. Simply place your nuts, bolts, and small parts on the keeper and they will stay there until you need them again. To hold more parts, add more magnets. A chamfered hole lets me store my keeper on a nail. Jim Richey
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