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Splated Maple Goblet...and some Shoehorns

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-29-2014 02:23 AM 2245 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the students at school wanted to make a goblet so I tried to help him but we got going the wrong way.
So I researched how to do it on You tube and found a video by James Santhon. Below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d91qCI27Aq0

I had this chunk of spalted maple sitting on the bench wanting to be something but it had a big split along the side. I laid out the center off to one side to keep the spit out of the finished product and it turned away without flying off like I thought it would. I followed Mr. Santhon’s process and it worked rather well. Now I can set the student on the right path tomorrow after having done it myself!
It is 1 7/8” x 6” high and finished with EEE and Shellawax just like in the video and I did it in steps too.

While on the lathe I finished a couple of oak shoehorns for Christmas gifts this year, too. The last shot is turning the brass ferrule on a mandrel in the metal lathe. I bought a bunch of brass fittings at the recycler and had to make a mandrel to cut the taper.These are the front ferrules on the shoe horns. They are finished with clear gloss lacquer

Cheers, Jim

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





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shipwright

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#1 posted 10-29-2014 03:47 AM

Nice one Jim. Will I see you this winter?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#2 posted 10-29-2014 04:24 AM

Beautiful

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

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#3 posted 10-29-2014 05:00 AM

Very COOL Demo… & Project…

-- 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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#4 posted 10-29-2014 05:33 AM

Hey Jim, you can’t work these kids like you flog yourself Bud, when do you ever sleep :)
I made myself a shoe horn set with what looks like an identical brass set, they are good quality for the purpose.
These guys are on a roll mate
Cheers Pete

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

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#5 posted 10-29-2014 07:53 AM

Very Goode Jim, I will most likely still your design for a Christmas present as soon as I return to my lathe.

-- jstegall

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#6 posted 10-29-2014 07:55 AM

Real nice Jim. I love that Shellawax for smaller objects, you get such a smooth finish.
Thanks for sharing.

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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#7 posted 10-29-2014 08:16 AM

Greetings Jim,
I have followed steps on YouTube before. You see proving once again “it is never to late to teach an old dog a new trick”. Hee Hee…...... Seriously very nice projects and it is wonderful that you are able to teach these young people something that will stay with them thruout their lives!! Thanks Jim!

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 10-29-2014 10:46 AM

Very nice work Jim. I forgot to mention last time that I liked your storage system for the lathe accessories. Very efficient and space saving. I think it’s great that you are working with those youngsters. I hope they will carry on with woodworking, if not in the near future then later on when they have the time and money for it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 10-29-2014 10:51 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments!
Hi Paul. I hope we can meet up again this year!!

Hi Pete, what do you need to sleep for when there is wood in the shop???? Six kids at a time keeps me real busy.

Hi John, the parts kits from Penn State are real high quality.

Hi Chuck, I want them to get to love wood turning early on and get to appreciate pretty wood grain. so far they have just used that dry wood in the wood bins. soon, I’ll be bringing in tree parts and have them searching for candidates in their yards!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 10-29-2014 01:12 PM

Goblin good goblet Jim. Nice job on the brass ferrules too. I think the idea of getting them involved looking for their own tree wood is probably the best thing possible. How much better than that is it when you find a tree limb and don’t know what it will turn out to be. Great thinking .

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

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#11 posted 10-29-2014 02:42 PM

Beautiful wood in an outstanding turning—the other pieces are also nice!

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

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#12 posted 10-29-2014 05:03 PM

Quality work as usual Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#13 posted 10-29-2014 07:17 PM

Thanks Dave, John and Lee. I went to school today and made a tapered jam chuck for the student’s goblet and he was able to clean it up very nicely so there would not be much sanding. He did a very creative job on it and I’ll post it if it is there next time I go in.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 10-29-2014 07:42 PM

Now that you’ve made one (and a beautiful one at that) do you think it is an appropriate project for a newbee? Going to watch the video, now.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 10-29-2014 11:11 PM

Hi Candy. After you get to work with the bowl gouge a while, this should be okay. I finished almost the whole thing with a 3/8” bowl gouge. Do watch the video because he explains the idea of retaining the mass in the chuck and just turn down what you are going to work on – a little at a time.Oh and finish the parts as you go along, unless you would be shooting it with lacquer. Then you would sand as you go along and finish it all at once.

Good luck!!...............Cheers, Jim

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

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