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I like to keep a small steel rule, a punch, and other useful items handy in my shop-apron pocket. But they frequently fall out when I bend over to pick something off the floor. I solved this problem by duct-taping a 38 "-diameter rare-earth magnet on the back of my apron, behind the pocket. Now all of my metal odds and ends stay securely tucked in my pocket, but not so securely that they aren't easy to retrieve when I need them.

—Andy Newhouse, Syracuse, N.Y.