Magnetic Pencil Cans

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-03-2017 07:52 PM 1205 views 8 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an order for three of the pencil cans like I made for my granddaughter years ago. They are turned, cut in half and then have a back glued on with 2 rare earth magnets epoxied in. I made two extra .
Four of them are made from Honey Locust and the 5th one is teak – half of the piece I turned for the Route 66 bottle opener I made some months back.
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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#1 posted 10-03-2017 08:01 PM

Good idea Jim, look very pretty

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#2 posted 10-03-2017 08:09 PM

Really nice work.

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#3 posted 10-03-2017 08:43 PM

great idea,it looks like mate made them
have a nice day,buddy

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#4 posted 10-03-2017 08:46 PM

Great idea, and very practical.

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#5 posted 10-03-2017 08:49 PM

Now if I only had a steel wall … Oh yeah, the fridge … What a cool idea.

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#6 posted 10-03-2017 09:19 PM

You come up with he niftyest ideas, I even invented a new word.

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#7 posted 10-03-2017 09:33 PM

Very nice pencil holders. What a great idea! Nice work.

You come up with he niftyest ideas, I even invented a new word.

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BTW, That’s the niftiest new word I’ve ever seen.

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#8 posted 10-03-2017 09:43 PM

Those are really nice!
I have never seen anything like this before.
Hanging on three fridge they won’t tip over!

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#9 posted 10-03-2017 10:15 PM

Very cool idea, Jim!

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#10 posted 10-03-2017 11:11 PM

fun project Jim they turned out great.

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#11 posted 10-04-2017 12:42 AM

LOL Jim. Those are a nifty idea. I see these being used for those little items laying around too. These could have a place in the shop. Love the Locust.

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#12 posted 10-04-2017 01:00 AM

Really a GOOD idea!

COOL goody to have on the frig… along with everything else! :)

I must remember this…

Thank you!

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#13 posted 10-04-2017 01:32 AM

Wow there Jim, never seen these before, great idea, bet you sell plenty of these at the fair’s
cheeers mate

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#14 posted 10-04-2017 01:42 AM

What a great idea

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#15 posted 10-04-2017 02:32 AM

Nice, I just use veggie cans with the magnet. Your are much nicer, classy even!


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