A small fastener or tool falls off the workbench and rolls to a hard-to-reach spot. o make the recovery process quick and painless, build this simple magnetic grabber using a hardwood dowel, a pill bottle, and a handful of rare-earth magnets.

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It happens to all of us: A small fastener or tool falls off the workbench and rolls to a hard-to-reach spot. Getting down on your hands and knees to recover the lost object gets tiresome. To make the recovery process quick and painless, build this simple magnetic grabber using a hardwood dowel, a pill bottle, and a handful of rare-earth magnets.

Cut the end of the dowel at a 15° angle, screw the pill-bottle lid to its end, drop rare-earth magnets inside the pill bottle, and tighten the bottle to the lid. Now retrieve those missing parts without bending a knee.
—Mark Parenti, Oak Point, Texas