Small Part Finder

OK, I took this almost verbatim from the Make Project “Lost Screw Finder” in volume 13.

I am constantly dropping little parts and never seem to be able to find them without a lot of time wasted.

This cool little device, made out of a old CD spindle and some 1″ PVC works like a charm. screw finder

The only real difference between mine and the one in Make Magazine is I glue to pieces of acrylic between the 90 degree elbows to make the unit stronger. My CD spindle would quickly have broken otherwise.

I then purchased a shop vac attachment and filed the end of 1″ PVC and used a heat gut until I got a good fit for the attachment. Here is the entire device.

Screw Finder2

and here is a pic of the inside

screw finder3

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