A buddy of mine wanted a magnet for his dishwasher that would tell him if the dishes are clean or dirty. This is a quick and easy project that I think would be a great craft show seller.
In this video, we’ll first design the magnet in Inkscape. I had some scrap ¼” oak that I used. After cutting out the design, I sanded it with a palm sander and softened the edges with a star sander. I added a few coats of clear acrylic spray for protection. Then I attached the magnet with some epoxy.
To use, keep the “Dirty” part of the sign facing up. When you start your dishwasher, flip it to “Clean.” Once the dishwasher is unloaded, flip it back over to “Dirty.” Now you’ll know with a glance if your dishes are clean or dirty (without the bother of actually opening the dishwasher).
I think this would be a good craft show seller.
- Download the Dishwasher Magnet here.
- This is the star sander similar to the one I used in the video. It does a great job of softening the edges.