Three Refrigerator Magnets

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-07-2013 10:47 AM 1800 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m always looking to try something new and try to never throw away any useful wood. The refrigerator magnet can be made out of the smallest pieces left over from other jobs. In this case, I was trimming some dead limbs off our Sunburst Locust tree and noticed the pretty color on the inside so I brought a few pieces in the shop and prepped them to be magnets holders. The first 2 are from the Locust tree. The first one is a Lava Lamp style magnet, the next one is a simple knob and the third one is made from my last piece of Matai from Peteg and it is made in the shape of a Kiwi in his honor!! Thank you for the wood, Pete!!!!!!!!!

They are finished with EEE and Shellawax…...................Jim

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

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#1 posted 06-07-2013 12:26 PM

Great look’in magnets Jim! I try to use tree limbs in the shop too Jim, I use maple, walnut and box elder for finials on Christmas ornaments.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 06-07-2013 12:30 PM

left over pieces become something useful….well done Jim

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 06-07-2013 12:35 PM

Good way to save those small pieces Jim..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 06-07-2013 12:38 PM

Nicely done.

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

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#5 posted 06-07-2013 12:45 PM

These looks great! I need to some of these. Nice project

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#6 posted 06-07-2013 12:46 PM

Hey Jim well done

-- Ron Campbell

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#7 posted 06-07-2013 01:13 PM

Great way to use those branches Jim. My magnets are ordered, I have branches from trimming my locust tree in the back yard, I’m getting ready. Thanks for the scrap tip. lol. ps My locust has a lot of red in it so it should be interesting.

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

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#8 posted 06-07-2013 02:00 PM

Lovely turning even though they’re not my cup of tea Jim.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#9 posted 06-07-2013 02:17 PM

I’m always up for using those scraps and other pieces that most would throw away. Nice use of those limbs. I’ve never touched a lathe yet… Don’t plan on it anytime soon either… Afraid I will like it too much. Lol

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#10 posted 06-07-2013 02:44 PM

Nice way to use them small pieces

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 06-07-2013 04:53 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments.These are just fill in jobs to keep my head full of sawdust. I did use my new magnets on these and they take a #4 screw and I had been using a #6, so I still turn them on a mandrel with a #6 screw sticking out but I have to use a 1” long #4 screw to get it to grab in the bottom of the hole. I have to fill up that refrigerator I made last month!!!

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

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#12 posted 06-07-2013 05:24 PM

Good use of small offcuts for something pretty and useful Jim.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 06-07-2013 10:24 PM

Man you get your moneys worth out of that piece of matai,: ))
great little set

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

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#14 posted 06-07-2013 11:51 PM

Another nice bunch of refrig. magnets…

Look great…

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

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#15 posted 06-08-2013 01:29 AM

Nice looking set of magnets Jim, waste not want not.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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