A Cherry Burl Magnetic Pin Coushion at my Neighbors #4

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Project by thewoodworker01 posted 12-05-2012 10:34 PM 1999 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sunday I went to my neighbors to see his woodshop and his lathe. he has a big General wood lathe, he also has a mini Jet. I helped him turn this beautiful piece of cherry burl. He bored out a hole in the bottom for a strong magnet. This magnet will hold a needle straight up and down. He put a plug in the bottom of it to cover the magnet. His wife is a quilter, and so his my mother. Ironically while I was in the woodshop, my mother was in talking with his wife about quilting. (I’m only 16)

I definiately love woodturning and I can’t get enough of it.

This is the 4 and finial posting of the things we turned at my neighbors. Please check out my others.

-- Most people say "Measure Twice, Cut Once." I say, "Cut Twice, Measure Once".

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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 12-05-2012 10:38 PM

Nice project, well turned and finished. Handy for a quilter, have one at our house also (quilter that is).. Wood turning can be a lot of fun if you don’t get to serious.

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

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#2 posted 12-05-2012 10:56 PM

That is a great project and a unique one too ! Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 12-05-2012 11:08 PM

I like it! It adds a touch of class to the sewing world!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 12-05-2012 11:25 PM

Great idea. I’m finding the uses for the rare earth magnets just keeps growing.
I know several people who sew and quilt who will be quite pleased to get something like that.
I have something similar to hold nuts, bolts, and screws when I’m doing mechanical work.
I might try something more bowl shaped with more than one magnet….the ideas is just buzzing in my brain right now.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 12-05-2012 11:45 PM

What a Novel idea!
Also a Great Looking Piece of Cherry.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#6 posted 12-06-2012 01:16 AM

Not only is that a very pretty piece of wood, that is a great idea!!! i love it! It’s a favorite!!

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

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#7 posted 12-06-2012 03:25 AM

cool idea

-- Joel

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#8 posted 12-06-2012 03:54 AM

At first I didn’t know what it was used for, but the last picture explained it. I think I will use this idea for some of the quilters and sewers in my family. Thanks for the idea, and cool looking piece of cherry burl.

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#9 posted 12-06-2012 04:59 PM

Very cool!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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