Bottle Stopper and Refrigerator Magnets

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-25-2013 12:55 PM 2532 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!!

17 comments so far

View MShort's profile


1791 posts in 3563 days

#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.” ---

View stefang's profile


15947 posts in 3479 days

#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.

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

10265 posts in 4197 days

#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:"

View grizzman's profile


7836 posts in 3448 days

#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 ...[''''']

View Rustic's profile


3253 posts in 3741 days

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

love the look of the pistachio

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

21299 posts in 3250 days

#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!!

View majuvla's profile


13038 posts in 3012 days

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

They look very nice!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Mark's profile


84 posts in 2105 days

#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

View Grumpy's profile


24385 posts in 3996 days

#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

View peteg's profile


4387 posts in 2968 days

#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

View harry1's profile


526 posts in 2430 days

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

Beautiful wood, beautiful turnings Jim.

-- Harry, Western Australia

View jack1's profile


2111 posts in 4172 days

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

nice work

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

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

21299 posts in 3250 days

#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!!

View Roger's profile


20948 posts in 2949 days

#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. Keep your dust collector fed.

View mafe's profile


11741 posts in 3234 days

#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.

showing 1 through 15 of 17 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics