I've been doing bits and pieces of turning, but no major projects are finished yet. (Got a sweet burl bowl in the wings, though. Just have to decide on a base for it.) Last night, though, LOML needed a quick birthday gift for a friend at work, so I whipped together a paper clip bowl. The one I made for LOML a couple months ago has been a big hit at the office.
This one is wormy spalted maple, with Behlen's friction polish. The magnet rings are the "deluxe" ones from Craft Supplies. I bought some of their regular ones, and they are much smaller and weaker.
I intentionally left the walls thick. These things need the weight, since the big magnets are so strong. The one I made for LOML is lighter, and it's almost impossible to remove a paper clip without using two hands.
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And to make sure she doesn't give it away...it's personalized.
The friend has been lusting for one of these ever since she saw he first one I made, so I suspect no real risk of her giving it away.