A conversation with Riley
A few years ago I was lapping a plane and brushing off the dusty lapping surface with a rather filthy cloth. Then Riley came into the shop. This was our conversation;
"Hey Dad. What are you doing?"
"Cleaning off the dust from lapping this plane"
"Is it steel?"
"Why don't you use a magnet?"
As I was standing there rather stunned, Riley went downstairs to the bandsaw, peeled off a piece of magnet (used on the seams to aid in dust collection), walked back upstairs and proceeded to remove all the dust in two quick swipes.
He looked at the magnet... then me, smiled, and left.
I keep the magnet upstairs.