I'm looking to build chip trays for my lathe with a minimum of
modification in order to keep the flat beds as clear as possible form
grime and swarfand alll that less than nice stuff.
The simplest solution i came up with was to take the sheet metal i have
and make a few bends and then place magnets on the lathe bed and the
two steels should stick together and be easily removable. and on top of
that the top tray will not be permanently magnetic so it wont
permanently have bits of anything magnetic i cut in it
But no plan survives contact with the enemy the only sheet metal i have
in my pile is either small bits of aluminum or stainless and the
stainless is all 300 series it appears
so i have 2 choices
Do i weld the magnet to the SS tray? and are there any special concerns
with doing so?
or do i weld something magnetic to the SS like say a 5 cent piece to
ast as a sticking point for the magnet?
Either way this will be done in tig with 308 stainless filler or no
I'd like a few opinions before i try it to see that i'm not completely
nuts or not missing an easier way to do this