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I got this idea from watching a video of Slab City, Ca and some of the art displayed there. There were drawings of some of these happy mushrooms. My great granddaughters like magnets and they like mushrooms so I thought I should make them some. I pulled various scraps out of the wood storage room and I wound up with 13 after getting as many as I could from the scraps.
They are made from walnut, chestnut, Osage orange, box elder and 150 yr old cedar from a pickle vat. I finished all of them with Danish oil and then buffed and waxed them today.

I added the last shot with all of them on my "refrigerator" display I use at craft shows to show what they are. They have a 3/4" x 1/8" rare earth magnet in the bottom held in with #6 SS wood screw.

Cheers, Jim

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Another cute project!
 

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Jim are faces done with ink pens? Those are really neat and like everything else you do, superb craftsmanship.
 

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very cute jim.i love your tiny frig,great display.
 

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Neat little guys, Jim! Good use of "scraps," too.
 

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It's the dancing mushrooms from Disney's "Fantasia"! Kids of all ages will have fun playing with those.
 

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Those are neat! I, too, was wondering about how you did the faces
 

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Totally cool bit of fungi.
 

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Looks like the United Nations of mushrooms. :) Nice scrap use Jim.
 

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So funny idea!
 

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Those are cute Jim, great idea to use up small bits of wood in the shop. Great finish and we'll done.
 

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Nice work as usual and a steady hand on the pen work. +1 on cute.
 

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what a fun project Jim
 

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Thanks for all the nice comments on these little guys..

Hi Lew. I used a fine point Sharpie to make the faces. It is the same one I sign my work with.

cheers, Jim
 

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Lol, those are cool Jim. I can see mushrooms sticking up everywhere.
 

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Thanks, Dave!! Cheers, Jim
 

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i love they are so happy GREAT JOB :<)))))
 

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Those are too cute!!!!
 

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Thanks GR8HUNTER and Phil!!

cheers, JIm
 

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Thanks , Wayne. I had to do something on they lathe since my other shop was tied up with finishing those pedestals

Cheers, Jim
 
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