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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-06-2015 11:07 AM 1550 views 12 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is more stock replenishment . They are made from a variety of wood laying around the shop.
I finally ran out of magnets and had to lay off the elves.

From Left to right. top row: 1-4 are osage orange, 5&6 are mesquite with yellow sap wood included.
2nd row: 1 is box elder, 2&4 are spalted hackberry barrels ( Thanks Randy), 4 is pistachio, 5&6 are maple burl
3rd row : 1 is iron bark, 2&3 are some exotic… might be cocobola.

If pieces get much smaller than this, they go in the burn barrel.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Woodbutcher3

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#1 posted 06-06-2015 11:11 AM

Well…now I know what to start as Christmas gifts.
Thanks!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#2 posted 06-06-2015 11:38 AM

Amaizing stuff. Outstanding choice of various pulls. You realy can make everything man wants.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Ronald G Campbell

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#3 posted 06-06-2015 12:16 PM

Yes some great looking pieces

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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#4 posted 06-06-2015 12:22 PM

These all look great, Jim, and I bet they sell well and don’t stay long in your inventory.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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John Stegall

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#5 posted 06-06-2015 12:46 PM

What size are these Jim? I got a stash of super magnets at a shop sell-off and need to find something To do with them.

-- jstegall

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luv2learn

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#6 posted 06-06-2015 02:27 PM

Nicely done Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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jlb

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#7 posted 06-06-2015 03:33 PM

Same old story. Those are wunderbar!(Oh my, spellcheck does not like my wonderful German word!) I don’t know why I never thought of these.Great job.

-- Jim, Ca, jimlbenson@comcast.net

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 06-06-2015 05:26 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. The elves than you too!!
They sell pretty good at craft shows once they recognize what they are. I got tired of saying it so often that I build this model refrigerator (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/84603 ) so they can see right off what they are for.

Hi Rod, they make great Christmas gifts!! They’ll hold up a whole section of the news paper!!

Hi John, The regular size I start with is 1 1/2×1/1/2×2 but if the scarp is smaller and it is pretty wood, I make it work. I use 3/4” rare earth magnets in the bottom held in with a #8×3/4 brass screw. I use brass because the magnet won’t pull on it so much when installing it plus I have a bucket of these screws I bought at a garage sale!! ( Walter Hagen golf club screws).

I bore a 3/4×1/8 deep hole with the Forstner bit, then drill the hole out to about .109”. I have an adapter screwed on the spindle with a #8 screw sticking out of it and that is what I load these onto to turn them. I usually don’t want a center point mark in the top of the finished piece ( unless I’m installing an insert), so I have a Delrin cap I made for over the tail stock center point and I put it against the piece for support to rough it out. Otherwise it would strip out the screw right away and then I throw them away. I broke the screw off with one this time. Too much hogging!.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 06-06-2015 07:15 PM

What a great idea!

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 06-06-2015 07:53 PM

COOL little goodies!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#11 posted 06-06-2015 08:11 PM



I use 3/4” rare earth magnets in the bottom held in with a #8×3/4 brass screw.
I have never had any luck drilling into a magnet. How do you get the hole for the brass screw?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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ralbuck

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#12 posted 06-06-2015 08:24 PM

NEAT! I like using small scraps for unusual things!

-- just rjR

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#13 posted 06-06-2015 09:13 PM

very nice Jim…nice idea for gifts

-- bambi

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 06-06-2015 09:30 PM

Thanks Ted, Joe, W&SD RJR and Bambi.

Hi WoodNsawdust. I buy the magnets with a hole and counter sink in them. I’ll look for the site and post it here.
They are way to yard to ever drill. They are just brittle!! I had two sitting on my desk one time and they cot too close and slammed into each other and one broke in a pile of pieces!

I usually buy them for a #8 screw but one time I bought them at a better price and they had #4 screw hole in them. I had a problem putting in the screw after turning them because I drilled them for a #8 for my fixture!

Here are the magnets I buy. They have gone up to $2 a piece!! http://www.rare-earth-magnets.com/magcraft-nsn0589/?page_context=category&faceted_search=0

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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peteg

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#15 posted 06-06-2015 09:38 PM

Well mate there’s something here for all tastes, great selection :)
some of these lot like pretty meaty magnets Jim.
Looks like you’re headin for a big market day with all your recent makings.
Well done Bud
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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