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Turning an egg cup #1: Turning a box elder egg cup

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Blog entry by Jim Jakosh posted 10-18-2012 01:58 AM 3114 reads 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had the privilege of being videotaped by LJ Tyskkvinna and the crew from the Geek Group while making a box elder egg cup. I have attached the link below so you can see the steps from start to finish of turning an egg cup from a blank.
The video is about 48 minutes so you can fast forward through some of the standard turning to make it go faster. Thanks for watching! And thank you, Lis, for making this possible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..........Jim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKmOHBPkyL0

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



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sedcokid

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#1 posted 10-18-2012 03:00 AM

Wow!! We have a movie star in our midst! Seriously Jim, this is a great video and you did a fantastic job showing us how you make an egg cup. You were very clear and explained every move in detail.

Thanks for showing us this project!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 10-18-2012 03:35 AM

Nice cup Jim, you come up well on the video mate, nice and clear not like some on ytube. The blonde
comes up pretty well also.

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

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lanwater

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#3 posted 10-18-2012 06:02 AM

Excellent demonstration Jim. Make me want to go out and buy a lathe.

the video is outsdanding.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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HalDougherty

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#4 posted 10-18-2012 11:29 AM

Great video! Very informative and Liz added a lot to the presentation. I’m surprised you don’t have a dial indicator set up instead of a template. I’d like to have a tool holder for my wood lathe that works like the tool holder on a metal working lathe. Getting a rolling pin the same width from end to end would me a lot easier.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Roger

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#5 posted 10-18-2012 11:48 AM

Good colaboration. Good how-to.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 10-18-2012 12:19 PM

Hal, I have thought about that very thing to make parts parallel and also a fixture to cut the end truly square and flat. I have found that a roughing gouge is my best tool in the pack for doing that. It gives a very smooth finish and I can get a 10” piece with a few thousandths if I play with it for a while. If it has to positively straight and to a dimension, I’ll turn it in the Southbend lathe…......................Jim

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

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Alongiron

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#7 posted 10-18-2012 01:09 PM

Can I have your Autograph? lol! I really liked it…Some really good tips…. I would like to see a video on how you sharpen your turning tools.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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tyskkvinna

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#8 posted 10-18-2012 01:12 PM

Glad to see people are liking your video :)

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 10-18-2012 01:23 PM

Lis, your team did a great job. I was nervous and sweating making that cup !I’m no TV guy and like turning in private, but this was fun and some people may learn a little from it.Thanks for making it for me!!...........Jim

Alongiron, I’ll have to ask Lis about a sharpening video in the future. My jigs are all hand made but the gouge jig is copied from Lyle Jamieson with his permission at his seminar. It is a fingernail grind and I put it on the 3/8, 1/2 and 5/8 bowl gouges. I use a simple adjustable table for all the other tools for a support when grinding.
...........Jim

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

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AJswoodshop

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#10 posted 10-18-2012 04:24 PM

Jim,

You are a amazing woodturner! That egg cup is really cool! Is that a new lathe you were using?

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 10-18-2012 09:41 PM

Hi AJ. Thanks!! That is my old original Craftsman lathe. I have to watch it when I crank it way up because it screeches. Something is rubbing on the speed lever and I have not taken it apart again to see what it i. I back it off and the noise stops!.............Jim

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

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WoodenFrog

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#12 posted 10-18-2012 10:38 PM

Just Watched the video Jim, Very Cool!
Thanks for taking the time to show us your master skills.
I like when you said when I am not nervous and on camera!!! LOL!
You did very well!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 10-19-2012 01:00 AM

Thanks, Robert. I was sweating and it was not hot in there!!! Glad you liked it. This is just one way to make them. There are multiple videos on turning egg cups on U tube- now there is one more!!...............Jim

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 10-19-2012 01:27 AM

Very nice demo, Jim!

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a soft-boiled egg bowl…
... seems like my mom used them for us when a small kid…

Thank you…

Good job!

-- 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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rance

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#15 posted 10-22-2012 08:35 PM

Very well done Jim and Lis. Jim, what two products did you use for the finish? TIA.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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