Mahogany dishes and saucers

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-29-2014 01:52 AM 1324 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our guild was asked to make some wooden dishes , cups, saucers, forks, spoons and knives for Meijer Gardens for some activity on June 16th. I volunteered to make a couple dishes and saucers.
The dishes are 9 1/2” x 1” high. the saucers at 6” x 1” high.

These are made out of mahogany and finished with tripoli,white diamond and carnuba wax on the buffing wheels.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 05-29-2014 02:27 AM

Well done Jim

-- Ron Campbell

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#2 posted 05-29-2014 03:06 AM

Very nice contribution to the cause Jim, looks like you have a great finish on them
well done mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 05-29-2014 03:22 AM

Very nicely done and very attractive. These should be a great hit at your special activity.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 05-29-2014 03:29 AM

The plate on the right looks like Jupiter! More beauty coming off your lathe!

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 05-29-2014 03:36 AM

Thanks Ron, Pete, John and Candy!
These were 2 blocks that I resawed and then glued on a spigot so I could get use of all the thickness. The plates both have worm holes that I filled with epoxy and mahogany dust.

Hi Pete. I got to use my buffing wheels once again! I think some woods buff better than others. This was not the best but I think they will like it.

Hi Candy. It is cool what people see in a piece of wood. I never noticed that!! The center of that dark spot is a filled worm hole!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#6 posted 05-29-2014 07:09 AM

Nice pieces of turnings Jim, should go over well at the gardens. Agree with you on the buffing of different woods, some are far better than others.

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

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#7 posted 05-29-2014 08:37 AM

Very nice work Jim. Those buffing wheels really leave a nice finish.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 05-29-2014 11:35 AM

Very nice Jim, beautiful wood and turning and nicely finished. Always a pleasure viewing your projects excellent work.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 05-29-2014 12:02 PM

Excellent. Sometimes I shy away from commenting on the more prolific woodworkers posts, intimidated, I suppose, but these are lovely, and deserve praise.

Are they for use? And if so, how do you recommend washing/cleaning them?

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#10 posted 05-29-2014 12:21 PM

Dishes look great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 05-29-2014 12:51 PM

Very nice indeed Jim. The work on those plates is great. It looks harder to do a plate than a hollow vase to me.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 05-29-2014 01:18 PM

Super nice as always Jim.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 05-29-2014 01:25 PM

Thanks bob, Mike, Dave, Paul, Ivan and Dave!!!!!! I don’t know why but I did not get mane E mail on these comments. There must be a breakdown in the process somewhere, but I like to hear from you all!!

Hi Bob. I think the harder woods buff better. I spun these with EEE in the lathe first to get the uniform color. They were pretty drab in the raw stage.

Hi Paul. I don’t know exactly how they will use these but they did give a lecture on them being food safe. Most of the guys decided to just sand their pieces. The last finish I put on them is carnuba was and that is what they use on M&M’s so it must be okay. I know the mahogany will be okay in water but I doubt the thin coat of wax will hold up to much use. we’ll see if they come back and complain in a month or so????

Hi Dave. Hollowing is a different kind of work and I think it is harder, but getting the inside of this type of thing completely perfect is real hard for me. These have some fine lines in them that I could not see on the lathe and I power and hand sanded them. I made these at midnight so that might make it hard to see!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 05-29-2014 02:44 PM

nice job Jim.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#15 posted 05-30-2014 04:32 AM

COOL work Jim… Very nice wood…

Now, how many Places are you going to make?
... 4, 8… ?? :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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