Post by wingedwishes on Jun 6, 2020 18:00:58 GMT -8
So I have nerve damage in my feet. One afternoon at work I could hear a rustling piece of paper from the office shredder in my shoe but was very busy so I waited til I got home to take off my sock and get it out......Only it was a #1 pin that went all the way through my foot at home. The head of the pin had entered the skin! Pliers and a strong pull got it out through the other side. Glad I couldn't feel it.
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Prior to my move to Aurora, Ohio, all the floors in my collection room and workspace were Hardwood/Tile/Marble, but, I have carpeting now. The heel of my left foot found a #2 pin. I said lots of bad words. Futhermucker was one of those words. Krauznitch was another. Growing up in a rather religious home, cuss words were forbidden. Cussing would get your mouth washed out with soap.
I made up cuss words. And, Cool Spring Mint Palmolive tasted just like Ivory Soap.
I made an electric magnet about 8 inches long mounted to a broom handle. Swipe it across my tile floors and it finds 99% of the pins. Does not work on Stainless Steel. bunofasnitch is a made up cuss word I still use.
There are all manner of grades of stainless steel, I've found that out as a tradesperson, it is weird, because it's steel, but it's changed by a chemical process something like chrome plating, using electricity, it would depend on the thickness of the coating if the object could be picked up with a magnet. Personally, I call stainless steel, "stain resistant", live near the ocean and you'll see why. I can see a sporadic advantage to being an obsessive, if I drop something on the floor, the world stops until it's found. I've found moth eggs in the carpet before, try finding hyalophora eggs in a medium high mottled tan carpet...I do wear glasses, so the eyes aren't perfect, just "focused".
We live different lives! My bug room is - my bug room. So every month or so, I get down on my hands and knees, and gather up the "lost pins". Usually 20 or so scattered across the area rug between me and my table. And yes, I find a few of them with my feet every now and then.
But based on an event many, many years ago involving my wife and a little pin prick in her foot, insect pins no longer leave my bug room.
Stainless Steel has no carbon. Chromium is added and depending on how many additional ingredients are added it all make some type of stainless steel.
Once the Carbon is removed from Steel (CR) and Chromium and other ingredient are added. It will not rust and cannot be magnetized. The the name "Stainless Steel".....
Leptraps Light Traps are made of Stainless Steel (304-2B) gloss finish. One of the most abondant and most corrosive substances is Urine.
Porcelain is good, but over time, human waste is extremely corrosive. Stainless Steel can withstand it all. And I am positive that several of you could put stainless steel to the test. Not even "Narf" can dent Stainless Steel.