|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 09-06-2013 07:56 PM||1551 views||3 times favorited||26 comments|
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
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!