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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-09-2015 03:27 AM 1544 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got an order for some simple longer magnets in rosewood and maple burl so I made a few for her to choose from. I think that rosewood is the prettiest wood I have ever used and I will probably have t discontinue using it because of the reaction I get from it.

There are 3 of each and they are finiished with EEE and Shellawax.

cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 12-09-2015 03:48 AM

Neat idea

-- "The Cedar King"

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#2 posted 12-09-2015 03:55 AM

Good job jim.

How strong are the magnets?

Are they strong enough to hang oven kits and aprons from them?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 12-09-2015 04:24 AM

Beautiful Wood Jim. I see what you mean about getting reaction, that Rosewood is so pretty you would use it up in no time because of demand. Did you use the Rare Earth Magnets this time?.....Jim I have heard that there is a sleeve/washer to capture the direct pull from the magnets. Is that correct?

The handle shape of these fridge magnets is a great idea, very practical if people don’t have a good grip with their hands. Arthritis etc. But even for able bodied people it makes it easy and quick to place or remove. Great Project!!!!



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#4 posted 12-09-2015 05:08 AM

Look very NICE… She will LIKE them…

COOL lil Hangers for the frig door too… as well as hold downs…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 12-09-2015 05:20 AM

An order for the tall boys. Wow! Nice ones Jim. That Rosewood sure is nice. Which Rosewood is that since I know there are a few kinds out there? I have a lot of Brazilian Rosewood, not at all that good looking. Just very hard and great for turning.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 12-09-2015 06:22 AM

Nicely done Jim.
Cliff . . . You asked about sleeves for the rare earth magnets. Yes they are available to suit a variety of magnet sizes, and you can also get matching high-friction backings to protect the surface that these are applied to. Here is a link to these products on the Lee Valley site . . .,42363,42348

They also have a good selection of magnets if you are looking for those too.
Regards, John.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 12-09-2015 06:58 AM

Wondeffuly crafted! And, so useful.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#8 posted 12-09-2015 07:36 AM

Every one is beautiful for itself. Woods you choose looks magnificant. Nature is realy magnificant.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 12-09-2015 11:56 AM

Very nice Jim, the customer would have been happy with them. Nice looking wood.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#10 posted 12-09-2015 12:02 PM

Jim been a long time, I really like your frig magnets and of course the Rosewood. Enjoy your winter….

The Sedcokid

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#11 posted 12-09-2015 01:07 PM

They are beautiful Jim, that Rosewood is too nice.
Great job.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#12 posted 12-09-2015 01:41 PM

Jim, these look amazing! I’m just getting into turning and love the finish, sorry for the ignorance, but what is EEE?

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#13 posted 12-09-2015 02:38 PM

Jim, can I say again at how impressed with your output….both quality and quantity. I have three projects on the bench and can’t seem to finish any of them…lol well done as usual sir!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#14 posted 12-09-2015 03:32 PM

Thank you for all the nice comments!!

Hi Alex, These are 3/4” rare earth magnets and they are very strong. The customer wants to hang an apron on them so she wanted longer ones that I had at the sale. I use one for that in my shop. You can throw them at the refrigerator and they will grab right away as long as the bottom hits first.

Hi Cliff, I buy 3/4” magnets with a hole and countersink in them for a #8 screw from Magcraft on line. They come in a sleeve of 6. I just use the magnet , no washer and I sink them in so the magnet is a few thousandths under the surface of the wood so just the wood touches the surface. They are very hard and smooth so they would not mark a painted surface anyway. The screw head is below in the countersink. I turn them on a a screw in the the holes I use for that center screw.

Hi Dave. Beware of that rosewood!! I started the year making a lot of rosewood items and it is getting me down with an allergic reaction. If I do any more I may have to buy one of those $350 Trend Air Shields. This is my 3rd round with it this year and it is not going away with even taking Pretizone. Be careful buddy!!

Hi John. Here is what I buy. They come in north or south pole

Hi gotwoodworkshop. EEE is a play on words for Tripoli polish in paste form. Here is the ad for it:

Hi Buster. My wife has gone south ahead of me and the elves are running rampant!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 12-09-2015 03:37 PM

Unique Idea ,now you have a shaker refrigerator LOL

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