Bottle Stopper and Refrigerator Magnets

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-25-2013 12:55 PM 1201 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have an order for some kitchen items and some of them were refrigerator magnets. While I was working on the lathe, I thought I’d try out some of the new pistachio wood to see how it turned and how it looks when finished. That I made into a bottle stopper.

The stopper has a tiger eye cabochon imbedded in the top and is finished with EEE and Shellawax.

The 4 refrigerator magnets were made from scraps on the back shelf. The first 2 are spalted beech wood, the yellow one is from a little block someone gave me and I did not write the name on it so it is nameless, the last one is female box elder.
They are all finished with EEE and Shellawax,too. I had to space the magnets apart in the picture because they jump at each other and cling in a bunch if I don’t. Actually, the magnets are so strong and so brittle that I have had them sitting on the bench getting ready to install them and one would attract the other from inches away and would crack one in two pieces. Now I take them out one at a time!!

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

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#1 posted 04-25-2013 01:06 PM

Nice projects Jim. I like the looks of the pistachio wood. A lady in our turning club makes and sells a lot of magnets and push pins from her pen/bottle stopper scraps. Take care and look forward to your next creation.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 04-25-2013 01:40 PM

The pistachio wood looks wonderful like your turnings and kitchen magnets.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 04-25-2013 01:54 PM

COOL Scrappy work! LOL

Very nice…

Refrig magnets… Good idea… nice work…

Thank you.

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

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#4 posted 04-25-2013 03:18 PM

hey jim, i had this magnetic pull to come to this page and check out your new project, there all really nice, that pistachio wood is beautiful, i guess thats why im nuts over that stopper, next time i start eating those nuts, ill have a better respect for them and there place of birth.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 04-25-2013 03:46 PM

love the look of the pistachio

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 04-25-2013 04:28 PM

Hi Rick. Did I give you any of the pistachio wood when you were over?..................Jim

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

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#7 posted 04-25-2013 07:14 PM

They look very nice!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 04-25-2013 08:15 PM

Jim, I really like the spalted Beech. Nice work

-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun

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#9 posted 04-25-2013 09:43 PM

I like the wood Jim.
Looks like you are now hooked on turning. LOL

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

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#10 posted 04-25-2013 11:28 PM

Do you ever take a break jim :: )))
These are some real nice turnings, they would sell in no time flat, love the look of the Pist’ never seem that turned before
Cheers Mate

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

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#11 posted 04-26-2013 01:07 AM

Beautiful wood, beautiful turnings Jim.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#12 posted 04-26-2013 01:34 AM

nice work

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#13 posted 04-26-2013 01:50 AM

Hi Pete. No I never stop. Wait until you see what I made for the rest of the kitchen items. I’m getting out of my comfort zone with these next thing. They are off the wall or should I say out of this world!!!!

I also have 2 more pistachio things drying in the shop right now.

I’ll be working at school in the morning and should finish them in the afternoon!..............Cheers,........Jim

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

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#14 posted 04-26-2013 12:19 PM

All very nice Jim. I just ate a big ole bunch o Pistacios last nite.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 04-26-2013 06:46 PM

Really nice Jim.
In this way no wood will be waste.
Scrap to beauty.
Best thoughts my friend,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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