Three Refrigerator Magnets

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 315 days ago 897 views 3 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!!

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#1 posted 315 days ago

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 315 days ago

left over pieces become something useful….well done Jim

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#3 posted 315 days ago

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 315 days ago

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 315 days ago

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

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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Ronald G Campbell

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#6 posted 315 days ago

Hey Jim well done

-- Ron Campbell

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#7 posted 315 days ago

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-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#8 posted 315 days ago

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

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#9 posted 315 days ago

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 315 days ago

Nice way to use them small pieces

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 315 days ago

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!!

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#12 posted 315 days ago

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 314 days ago

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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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 314 days ago

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 314 days ago

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

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

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