|Project by KnickKnack||posted 11-30-2008 08:46 PM||1795 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
I finally managed to get small enough magnet fasteners so I can cross “travelling ashtray” (which is what this is) off my “to do” list. Since this will be in a pocket or handbag the normal type of fastener, which comes open if you turn it upside down or shake it, wouldn’t work.
Olive, with oil finish. This is from a dead olive tree I had to cut down earlier in the year.
Height 1 inch, top 1.5×1 inch, so it’s kinda small.
There are 2 pairs of magnets – the ones in the top are slightly proud so you can easily locate the top in the right place.
What went wrong?
1) grain from top to bottom doesn’t quite match since the tenon saw took too much wood out when I sliced the top off
2) ditto because the top and bottom magnet holes weren’t quite aligned (how was I supposed to do that?)
3) It’s so smooth and small it’s quite hard to actually pull the top off!
Does this qualify as a “knot” for the “knot challenge”?
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