Does anyone have the specs to build a magnet shipping box? I need one for storing a set of charged magnets.
I'd make it 15" x 15" on the inside. That's about ½" over flywheel size.
There is part of one showing in this thread. 8th and 9th photo down.
Travis, Contact Ron Patterson.
Total Recoil ships their refurbished mag rings in a large heavy duty pizza box.
I think that Travis is asking about shipping the magnets and not the field coil.
I realize that, but seeing as how they are similar diameters, I thought that a pizza box might be a good place to start. Some more cardboard would have to be used to fill in the corners and make an inner ring to better hold the magnets in place.
Here's mine - it is just two circles of 1/2" plywood the size of a flywheel. Finishing nails keep the magnets from falling out when the two halves are bolted together. You can flip the top or bottom and use it to keep two sets of magnets in order when swapping a dead set for a charged set.
has anyone else tried recharging separate magnets on the side instead of on the ends? seems to be a difference using an electronic Gauss meter!
It would make sense to charge them as they are in relation to the field coils when put together...also the strength seems to dissipate over time if stored, may be not the best iron for a magnet. residual magnetism is what your dealing with after storage...no substitute for just running the engine periodically as with any old generator
Royce...your charging coils are exactly what I am suggesting
if your charger will not wrap around the steel try laying the side against the charging core instead of the ends perpendicular
Travis this is very close to what Steve posted it is supposedly a new old stock one. I got the pic off the internet years ago. Sorry no dimensions. Jim
I have a New Old Stock box that has the Ford Detroit return address stenciled on it and it was sent to a Ford dealer in Delaware.
The out side dimensions are 16 X 16 inches and it has a 3/8 inch bottom.
The top board is missing and may not have covered the whole box..
The piece going around the edges is 3/4 X 3/4 inches.
If you ship in a wood box FedEx and/or UPS have an extra charge for wood crates/boxes. Cover it with cardboard.
Good point, Mark - had a customer make me "transport/shipping" wooden boxes as a "thank you" for both a field coil to send back & forth to Wally S. and a couple for magnets before I built my magnet charger - first time I was going to send Wally a field coil to rebuild, UPS notified me regarding "surcharge" for wooden crates - something about liability/slivers !
Thank you guys for the Input on this - I will make a box up this week.
Yep, you just have to cover the wood box with cardboard & then no surcharge! Kinda crazy, but them's the rules.
FWIIW here is my magnet sorting/tracking device.
I find that I sometimes need several sessions to complete charging of magnets due to my day job. I made this board from stuff purchased off of the shelf at Lowes. I used a label maker to note the polarity of the magnets and the dowels in between the magnets are removable with one side painted black (uncharged) and the other side painted Red (charged). Behind every magnet there is a hole for the keepers (finish nails)
In this picture 5 magnets show that they still need to be recharged and the rest are done. Also the head if the finish nail always goes to the south end of the magnet.