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The Alien Family of Refrigerator Magnets

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-25-2017 09:26 PM 943 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was cleaning out the small chunks of different wood and could not throw even these small pieces away. I needed some stock of refrigerator magnets so I decided to make a family of alien head magnets. One chipped out so I flattened it out and put a face on it.

The third shot is the main family made from pistachio wood, then there are the twin girls made from female box elder, the last two are the cousins made from mahogany and walnut!

They are all finished 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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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 08-25-2017 09:42 PM

Keep on going & you’ll be able to play Chess on your frig!

... you’ve got a start on the Pawns… LOL

COOL pieces!

-- 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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#2 posted 08-25-2017 11:31 PM

Pawn to Rook 3 Jim

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

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 08-25-2017 11:40 PM

All these little guys can help protect the barn. I see the face on the first one. You know what they say about aliens Jim, they all look alike.

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

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#4 posted 08-26-2017 12:33 AM

Sorry Dave, can’t see what you are talking about!.
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-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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jkid

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#5 posted 08-26-2017 01:40 AM

Please explain to me “female box elder” never heard of it. What’s the difference between male & female box elder ?
The magnets look great

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#6 posted 08-26-2017 01:46 AM

Thanks, guys!!

Hi Joe, these would work on a steel chess board. but with the north pole down an all of them, they won’t get any closer than about 1” or they push the next one away

Way to go, Tony. You must have Photoshop!! I have some translucent green corian and that may be a magnet next week. You are giving me more ideas!! I could add black corian for the eyes!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 08-26-2017 01:51 AM

I am very happy to feel you still as a child
ALF still lives with you?
have a nice day,Jim

-- bambi

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#8 posted 08-26-2017 02:11 AM

Nice work Jim, Mork wold say Nanu-nanu.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 08-26-2017 04:31 AM

Well done Jim. They all look real nice. Easy to grab too if someone had difficulty with their hands.

Regards,
Cliff.

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

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#10 posted 08-26-2017 08:02 AM

Good project and idea, you are realy wood saver.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 08-26-2017 09:30 AM

Thanks Bambi, Tony Cliff and Ivan!!

Hi Bambi, it is no fun to grow up!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 08-26-2017 11:21 AM

These all turned out beautifully. These are very nice projects to use up small pieces of wood.

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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#13 posted 08-26-2017 10:26 PM

Cute family!

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

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#14 posted 08-27-2017 01:26 AM

Thanks Charles and Lew…...............Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 08-28-2017 12:07 AM

Really cute Jim.
Did you name them all.???LOL

Bob

-- 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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