Long Refrigerator Magnets and a Corian Egg Cup

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 400 days ago 906 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had requests at craft shows for longer refrigerator magnets so a person can hand things from them so I made some samples. They are all made from spalted beech wood from a log that was spit all over the place and all I could save were a few small piece. Two of the magnets have inserts- a 44 Mag shell ( compliments of LJ Hillbillyshooter) and Twonie (a Canadian 2 dollar coin). Two are just plain. I added a shot of my Chicago Bears apron hanging on a long magnet

The egg cup is made from 6 pieces of corian stacked and glued with epoxy. It is for Jesus Posada- the guy that sold me the last batch of corian. I wanted to show him that you can make other things besides counter tops from corian.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 400 days ago

Good job. It will be nice if some of the people at your crafts shows that suggested these will be able to see you took their advice.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#2 posted 400 days ago

Great job and looking good! Hope they work at the craft shows but we all know your new lathe is working—Jim, you’re just having way too much fun! ;-)

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

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#3 posted 400 days ago

Wow, Jim. You have some good lookin pieces, that could wind up being a very nice chess set.

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

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#4 posted 400 days ago

All very nice Jim.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 400 days ago

Nice magnets Jim but I really like the CORIAN egg cup. Did you get the Corian wood from Larry in Queensland?

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

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#6 posted 400 days ago

Way to go Jim, people talk and you listened. They are a great idea. Portable hangers. What would you say they would hold in weight for the size magnet you used without sliding? Oh and your a good egg when it comes to holders. Nice job.

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

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#7 posted 400 days ago

Oh had to get that apron in didnt ya….lol As always sir, i am in awe of your turning skills….Nice

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#8 posted 400 days ago

The Blue Corian is a nice marble look…
I always thought Corian was more of solid colors…

Very nice work! (as usual)...

Thank you.

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

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#9 posted 400 days ago

Wow! Jim! Great work on these!
So your a Bears Fan and not a Lions Fan? I Myself love the Steelers and not the Browns, I do have a little soft spot for the Bengals though, I have 2 older brothers who love them. Well I should say one that loved them and one that loves them, I lost my brother David in 2005. He was only 37 and a Die-Hard Football fan, I really think he loved all the teams. I Kinda do too..My Favorite NFC team is the Detroit Lions!

I love the egg cup, it is surprising that you made yours out of that color, Earlier today I pulled out 7 pieces of that color that you sent me, I am gonna be gluing it up tomorrow, I am going into uncharted waters with this trying to make an egg cup with-out a lathe. We will see how it goes!
Again, Very nice work and Thanks for the great package the other day!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#10 posted 399 days ago

Well done Jim…and using Corian is a great idea, it comes in so many colours.

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

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#11 posted 399 days ago

Great idea Mate, guess you have to beef up the magnet strength for the Hangers, nice grain in the egg cup :: )))))
cheers Bud

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

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#12 posted 399 days ago

Da Bear, da bag, and oh dose magnets! They must be fairly strong magnets to hold a bag!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#13 posted 399 days ago

Thank you all for the nice comments. I’m glad you enjoy them! The corian does come in a lot of colors, Dave, but it comes from trees in the USA, Bob.

Kelly, I hope I meet the same people again to sell these long ones. One gal wanted a heavy duty crochet needle and I made one out of maple and called her several times but she never called back and I still have that special request!!

I am originally from the Chicago area so I still have Da Bears apron for grilling!!
Robert, I’m really a Raiders fan and have one their aprons as well! I got hooked on them when George Blanda and Jimmy Plunkett were playing . They are not like the old Raiders any more.

Pete, I use the same magnets that I use in the short ones and they are pretty strong, but these long ones will not hold up my shop coat. There it so much leverage with that long part sticking out. If they are a go, I may go with a 1” diameter magnet- these are 3/4”.

John, I have a S&W 500 going into the next one. Thanks you for all these great casings!!

Robert, making an egg cup without a lathe will be a challenge, but after seeing your rings, I’ll bet you’re the guy to do it!! Remember to sand each piece on a piece of sandpaper on a flat surface like a machine table. That way the seams will not show when they are stacked together. Tou could probably cut out rings on the scroll saw first and stack them and then most of the inside will be cut away

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

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#14 posted 399 days ago

Thanks Jim for some Helpful tips, I have a few other little projects to get done before I can start on the Egg Cup but I hope to get to it soon!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#15 posted 399 days ago

Realy practical thing. It must be a strong magnet.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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