|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-25-2013 12:55 PM||2329 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
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!!