We came across this interesting product from Griot’s Garage today; the photo’s pretty self-explanatory. It’s a single-finger glove with a small magnet in it to hold a nut or other ferrous object that you need to insert into a tight space.
I’m not sure how often I’d use something like this, but for $11 I might be tempted to drop one in the bin for that one time I really needed one. Come to think of it, I’ve found myself in that place before…
If the $11 was too steep for you, you might be able to make your own by cutting the finger off an old, worn-out pair of shop gloves and sewing a magnet into it.
Magnetic Finger Glove [Griot’s Garage]