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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-06-2013 07:56 PM 1173 views 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I hate to throw pretty wood away and I needed some more refrigerator magnets for upcoming craft shows so I took all the scraps out the bag I collect them in and went to town on the lathe for a couple days.
The first shots are of the dozen refrigerator magnets. The 3 on top are mesquite, the second row is maple and two pistachio ones and third row are the spalted beech boys.

The maple one was a practice piece with the knurling or texturing tool I bought. You really need to put a lot of pressure on it and it turned out pretty bad in maple. I’ll use that one in the shop.
I made some longer ones because customers said they wanted magnets they can hang things on like a hat or apron. I’ll see if they sell??

The next three pieces were threading test pieces. The first one is a “grease” box or a wax box. I’ll use it to hold paste wax for threading wood. It is made from box elder and threaded pretty well.

The next one is a chestnut vase that I made by hollowing from the bottom and then gluing it back together to finish the shape and the top. It only has a .300 hole in the top. That wood did not thread worth a darn!

The last one is a chestnut ” How’d He Do Dat”. Two halves that were hollowed and glued back together but with a green puree marble inside. Just a conversation piece for the shows..

They are all finished with EEE and Shellawax

Cheers, Jim

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





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stefang

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#1 posted 09-06-2013 08:06 PM

All good Jim. I just read in the paper that anyone caught in Washington DC with an empty shell casing can be arrested and fined $1,000. The law considers empty shell casings to be ammunition. I guess DC stands for ‘Dumb and Crazy’.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 09-06-2013 08:25 PM

Nicely saved Jim! Great variety. It can drive you nuts trying to predict what will sell! Hope you do well.
Mike, that is crazy!

-- God bless, Candy

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sedcokid

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#3 posted 09-06-2013 08:54 PM

I agree with you Jim, I don’t throw away anything that is pretty and have a box of scraps that are someday projects. How much do you recess the magnet from the end of the part? This is a great idea, for sure!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 09-06-2013 09:10 PM

Thanks, Mike and Candy and Chuck!!

Mike, I better not sell these in DC then!! Their brilliance is overwhelming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chuck, the magnets are 1/8” thick and I usually recess them flush to a little under with a Forstner bit.. I have a magnet sticking on the drill press for fitting. The blanks are all different lengths so it would do no good to set a depth stop.

Cheers, Jim

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 09-06-2013 09:25 PM

Good job on all! Waste not—want not. Best wishes on your next show, and let us know how and what sells.

-- 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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#6 posted 09-06-2013 09:33 PM

Something there for everyone at the show Jim, nice selection
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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#7 posted 09-06-2013 09:38 PM

Very good, Jim!

Nice turning…

COOL!

-- 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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jlb

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#8 posted 09-06-2013 09:51 PM

Great use of scrap wood. I never throw any wood away-always find a use for it down the line. I like the designs.

-- Jim, Ca, jimlbenson@comcast.net

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WoodenFrog

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#9 posted 09-06-2013 11:18 PM

Very Cool Mr Jakosh,Very Cool!
I really love those magnets you make! you are the lathe master, Sir!
I hope this day finds you well,thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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luv2learn

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#10 posted 09-06-2013 11:32 PM

Jim, I really like the way you use up your scrap and turn it, literally, into great pieces.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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aussiedave

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#11 posted 09-06-2013 11:48 PM

A nice collection of fridge magnates Jim…I am sure they will sell very quickly and good luck at the craft show…

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

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Randy_ATX

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#12 posted 09-07-2013 12:15 AM

okay Jim, I can’t let you have all the fun. I recently brought my grandfathers old craftsman lathe home with me. I can’t wait to get a new stand built for it and start having some fun like you. i haven’t used this lathe (or any others) since i was about 16. all your turnings are both incentive and inspiration for me. all of these are great!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 09-07-2013 12:24 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I just love turning. I look for people trimming trees and I drive around to see there is a different wood I have not used. There is so much nice stuff around here, I don’t feel the need to buy exotics. What a lot of people like is a wood product turned from a tree they just had cut down on their property. I try to oblige them!!!!!!!!!

Hi Robert, I am doing very well today, thank you!! Just finished another gift on the lathe tonight!

Hi Randy. I can’t wait to see what you turn on that lathe. I also have a Craftsman lathe.

Cheers, Jim

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

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Bob Collins

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#14 posted 09-07-2013 12:25 AM

Great way to use up the scraps Jim, a nice variety of your great turning and finishes.

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

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 09-07-2013 12:50 AM

Those shell casing magnets are the best Jim. love em. Cool idea with the marble trick. Good luck at the show.

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

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