|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 08-10-2014 11:05 PM||1254 views||1 time favorited||27 comments|
These are some egg cups I made for friend who is the CFO for a big egg producer. As you can see they will be mostly decorative. If he actually wants to use them, I’ll make him more.
These were made as a fill in for the project I was really going to make.
We went to the state park on Lake Michigan and I took my mini lathe to fill in the time between swimming, sunning, reading ( I read 3 Louis A’Mour books in 5 days), playing cards and the corn hole game! I had a project to do on the face plate and I had it all mounted but it was on the 1”-8 faceplate and the mini is 3/4-16 thread! So I had these blanks in my tool box and turned them and one of the handles I just posted before this one.
The two outer ones are spalted hackberry from Blackie ( Thanks, Randy!!) and the middle on is sycamore from Doug Scott ( thanks Doug!!). I got this big free box of hackberry from Randy and cut up some pieces to see what it looked like in some product. It had a lot of worm tracks and after turning, I loosened all the dust left by the worms and it had all these nice holes that add the character. I guess I’m lucky I did not catch my fingers in there when sanding!! Doug brought a good part of the tree and I have lots of sycamore !!!!!!!!!
They are finished with clear glaze!........................Cheers,Jim
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!