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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-01-2016 10:16 PM 1279 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a couple more magnets on my shop cabinet and I had this scrap mesquite from another job I’m working on, so I turned it into two barrel magnets. I used 3/4” rare earth magnets in the bottoms and 44 Mag casings in the tops. I added some shots of the mandrel I use to turn them. It has a #8 wood screw sticking out of it that the blank gets screwed onto for turning. I use a tail stock center for all the heavy cutting because without it, it would rip that little screw right out of the piece .

They are finished with clear lacquer.

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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#1 posted 08-01-2016 10:20 PM

You always manage to make a point of difference with a simple turn Jim :)
These look real sharp & easy grip, nice one Bud
pete

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

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#2 posted 08-01-2016 11:11 PM

Cool!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 08-01-2016 11:22 PM

You can never have enough “refrigerator magnets”!

Is that mandrel shop built?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 08-01-2016 11:25 PM

Looking good Jim, great for the bar frig.

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

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#5 posted 08-02-2016 12:08 AM

Very creative as always. Luvin the 44 additional bling

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 08-02-2016 12:34 AM

A barrel of fun on the lathe Jim. I like the home made mandrel, I have something similar made out of wood. That little screw works.

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

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#7 posted 08-02-2016 12:35 AM

Neat idea Jim. I’m a big user of magnets, the rare earth kind.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 08-02-2016 12:45 AM

Fanciest looking magnets I’ve ever seen.

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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#9 posted 08-02-2016 01:24 AM

OK Jim they look cool and interesting but what are they used for ?
Did I miss something ?

Klaus

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#10 posted 08-02-2016 03:59 AM

3/4” rare earth?
I bet those stick pretty good !
They look cool too.
Nice work Jim.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 08-02-2016 04:02 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments!

Hi Lew, the mandrel is a 1”-8 nut with a piece welded to it that holds the #8 wood screw. The part where the screw comes out is turned to .750” to support the piece during turning.

Hi Klaus, they are like refrigerator magnets that you use to hand papers on the refrigerator. I use them in my shop to hold drawings and notes on my metal cabinets..

Hi Eric. I have 1/2”,3/4” and 10 mm magnets and I like to use these for the refrigerator magnets because they hold a lot of stuff and that is the way I advertise them at shows.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 08-02-2016 04:54 PM

LOVE this idea ….... .44 accents are very cool looking also …........GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#13 posted 08-02-2016 06:05 PM

Great Idea.

For the frugal … if you have dead computer disk drives lying around, you can get 2 very strong magnets from each drive. They are mounted on metal plates. You can make a recess in a block of wood and attach them. They make great, CHEAP magnets … for the shop or fridge.

You could remove the magnets from the metal plates but they are so fragile I would recommend to leave them on the metal plates.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 08-02-2016 06:09 PM

Thanks Tony and Alex!

Jim

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

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#15 posted 08-02-2016 06:57 PM

I love the barrel design, you always seem to come up with unique ideas 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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