Remagnetising Horseshoes

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Remagnetising Horseshoes

Postby (stevebasshead) » Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:40 am

A few hours of this worked a treat...

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A general lack of free time stopped me from following John Hall's advice in my "Weird Horseshoe posting" re: finding an arc welder (but appreciated nonetheless) and a fellow RIC player (my mate Dave) suggested this approach.

The shoes are a perfect fit around the magnet (that's a Fane 15" from my old Trace 1518 cab) and the poles were the right way around. The shoes have gone from barely being able to lift a small washer to being able to lift each other, or pieces of cutlery.
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Postby (wints) » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:33 am

That's cool Steve,

I'm going to try that...
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Postby (johnallg) » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:09 pm

Hey, magnets I got - someone send me horseshoes they have just lying around and I, too, will give it a try! Image
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Postby (jwr2) » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:35 am

I bet you could simple stick on a couple of Radio Shack rare earth magnets to a horseshoe ... the magnets are about 1/8" in size ... you could place them discretely out of sight on the horseshoe and it would never demagnetize ... but you would have to make sure you get the north south direction correct ...
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Postby (dale_fortune) » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:12 am

opposites attract; alikes repel
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Postby (jwr2) » Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:12 am

the rare earth magnets are so strong that you could make them stick north on north on a horseshoe ...
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Postby (stevebasshead) » Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:31 am

Which would presumably re-orientate the magnetic field on the Horseshoes themselves wouldn't it ?? I wonder how long it would take. Instantaneous ? Hours ? Either way once it's settled I guess it wouldn't affect the sound would it ?
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Postby (weemac) » Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:33 am

Waving a rare earth magnet past a horseshoe (whilst still in the bass) in the right way will also regauss them too
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Postby (johnallg) » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:36 pm

I have unknown white rectangle magnets from old "Starship Enterprise" IBM 10MB hard drives and you better not have your fingers in the wrong place when near metal! Now all I need are the shoes...
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Postby (stevebasshead) » Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:17 am

Keep your eyes open John, you'll get lucky just like I did Image
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Postby (johnallg) » Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:07 am

I get lucky quite often, just not with Rick shoes! Image
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Re: Remagnetising Horseshoes

Postby (sangandongo) » Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:17 pm

I have a Sonicare tooth brush, every time I change heads on it, I take the rare earth magnets out of it. They're coated in black lacquer and are strong as heck. I use them for all sorts of things, the most useful is putting on on a socket when I'm changing oil in my car so I don't drop the lug into the oil pan.

Anyhow, I guess I found another use! Since my horseshoe is black, they would not show at all. I'll let you know how it works. Hopefully it won't be too strong as to interfere with the string sustain.

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Re: Remagnetising Horseshoes

Postby (mc2NY) » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:13 pm

Yeah, yeah...ancient thread, I know.

But I was curious if anyone has a link to the John Hall "how to remagnetize a horseshoe using an arc welder," as mentioned above?

Cuz...

1) I did a search and cannot find it.

2) I'm curious....and happen to own an arc welder. :)
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Re: Remagnetising Horseshoes

Postby (mc2NY) » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:47 pm

NEVER MIND....FOUND IT !!
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Re: Remagnetising Horseshoes

Postby (johnhall) » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:27 pm

How It's Done:

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