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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-27-2014 12:46 AM 1604 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned these out of 5 pieces of hard maple burl that I could not throw away. They are random shapes that I could get out of the small pieces but one has a little more work. It is a flying saucer shape with 6 holes drilled in it and filled.
They are finished with EEE and Shellawax.

The 4th shot is of the pieces I cut off the burl as I bandsawed it round to be a bowl or something like that. I see today the I have not started to turn it yet and it is cracking big time!!

The last shot is the burl as it was dropped off at my barn. I burned the top and bottom of it as it had thousands of ants in it!!

Is there any proper way to approach a burl to get the most yield out of it??

Cheers, Jim

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





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 09-27-2014 12:53 AM

I like these little critters. Take me to your leader. A different look for sure Jim.

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

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#2 posted 09-27-2014 01:25 AM

Goes to prove there is no such thing as scrap wood.
Great job and interesting shapes.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 09-27-2014 01:37 AM

Neat use of your small pieces Jim, another idea for my scrap pieces of burl. Nice finish on them.

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

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#4 posted 09-27-2014 01:39 AM

Nice Very unusual pieces
I do like them

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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#5 posted 09-27-2014 02:06 AM

Jim, you churn the work out like a Sausage Machine….and you produce some mighty fine Sausages. Ha, ha. Beautiful project and what a great and fun way for using scraps. It has been in my mind to try making fridge magnets, I guess there would be something on the net on the subject.

Those bits of wood came up really nice, is that Spalting that gives them that lovely swirling on the surface?

Great Project!!!!!!!!

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#6 posted 09-27-2014 02:58 AM

Very nice work.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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#7 posted 09-27-2014 03:12 AM

those are nice little projects…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#8 posted 09-27-2014 03:14 AM

COOL little goodies… that really attract you!

Nice work as usual…

-- 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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#9 posted 09-27-2014 03:36 AM

Amazing what you did with those little pieces Jim.
They came out great.
Something to remember when I come across small pieces that I can’t think what to do with.
Thanks.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#10 posted 09-27-2014 10:46 AM

What a great way to utilize small parts Jim, they all look very nice.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#11 posted 09-27-2014 10:47 AM

Jim- way to think outside the box sir. Most folks would have chunked those in the burn pile. Not you, you saw potential projects. Nice work.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 09-27-2014 12:13 PM

These look real nice Jim. A great way to use those small cut-offs.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 09-27-2014 03:42 PM

Is there any proper way to approach a burl to get the most yield out of it??
I think you found a way to accomplish that .
Those are so cute !

Klaus

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#14 posted 09-27-2014 04:35 PM

That is really cool. Great job

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#15 posted 09-27-2014 04:46 PM

Great gift idea. Nice work

-- I never finish anyth

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