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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 430 days ago 1416 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I’m at shows I always get asked what these little round things are and have to explain that they are for sticking up notes or a magazine on a refrigerator. I have been thinking about making a mini refrigerator to show them and then I got this stainless Whirlpool dishwasher front panel from our scrap drive at church. Just what I had been looking for—it is stainless steel but a magnet will stick to it.

I scaled our current refrigerator and went from there. It was design as you go. I can store all the magnets inside when I carry it in the tote plus my awl display will also fit in there. The catch on the door was the last thing that got designed last night. I had lots of different drawings, but this was the simplest. The blade has a rectangular hole in it and fits on a rectangular part of the shaft and you turn it into a slot in the wood frame.

The last shot shows the fixture I made to hold the long pieces to cut the slots for the steel on the band saw. The steel is .030 and the blade is .032… what luck!!
The High school shop teacher gave me a 6” wide piece of mahogany that was a weird shaped cut off and that became the frame. It was finished with Clear matte spray and then assembled with glue and dowels

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





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Randy_ATX

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#1 posted 430 days ago

That is way “cool” Jim. The stars lined up for you on this one. First class display and goods!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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littlecope

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#2 posted 430 days ago

What a Great Idea Jim!!
Useful, attractive… What’s not to like?

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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peteg

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#3 posted 430 days ago

What a great idea Jim, everything just stays put while you travel, cleaver design..
Actually mate I thought you may have had a small chiller unit in there to keep a couple of cold one at the show :: ))))
Well done & up to the standard we have come to expect
Pete

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 430 days ago

Jim, that’s a Super Cool way to do it!

Great for general storage of them as well as the Display!

Way out COOL!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 430 days ago

Very nice Jim

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Bob Collins

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#6 posted 430 days ago

Great idea for the display, a project well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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grizzman

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#7 posted 430 days ago

really nice display frig jim, i like the magnet holders you turned, there perfect for holding things…and a few cold drinks inside won’t hurt…

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 430 days ago

Thank you all for the nice comments.
Pete, I never thought of that!! After all it is fridge, isn’t it??

Now that this is done, I can get on the the New Zealand challenge!!!!!!!
.............Jim

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

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 430 days ago

Another great idea, and excellent display fridge. Do you ever sleep? Those little magnets are also great, will be on my list.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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cajunpen

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#10 posted 430 days ago

Wow – that is way cool. Nice solution, kills two birds with one mini fridge :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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HillbillyShooter

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#11 posted 430 days ago

Cool display—that should attract a lot of interest.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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peteg

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#12 posted 430 days ago

No pressure jim :: ))))
cheers mate
pete

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

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stefang

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#13 posted 430 days ago

Excellent idea and nicely done Jim.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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prattman

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#14 posted 430 days ago

nicely done Jim, but what is the new zealand challenge?

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 429 days ago

Thank you all for the nice comments. I got it stuffed with all the magnets and all the awls today.

Hi Prattman….........here is what led to the new Zealand chanllenge:
http://lumberjocks.com/Slovenian/blog/36079

Hi Pete, I made a test item for the challenge that involved carving which I am no good at and I almost scrapped it. The lacquer turned white on it from all the humidity we are having so I may just trash it. It told me that I did not want to go that route for your piece!!

Hi Dave, I tried to sleep last night and then the neighbors car alarm went off at 1:00 and that killed that night’s sleep!!

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

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