|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-20-2013 09:42 PM||2257 views||4 times favorited||21 comments|
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!!