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Fireman's Crosses......and Oak Handle

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-31-2014 07:11 PM 1573 views 4 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished these three fireman’s crosses for my step daughter. She requested them for a helmet display she is making. They are 3/4” thick and 30 1/4” overall and made of 4 pieces of pine glued together. They will be painted. the second shot is the template if anyone wants it to make a cross. It is scaled from a photo

The other project is a handle for the new cart I will be making next year for my hit and miss engine. The wood for the cart is stickered and has to dry until about June 2015.
The wood on the handle is 1 1/4” oak and 36” long. It has a steel rod for the handle and I took a shot of how it is made to assemble the wood handles over the steel. It has a 44 mag casing in the end (not show). Thanks, John!! it is finished with Helmsman Spar Urethane.

The last shot is the original 1928 handle.

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 10-31-2014 07:24 PM

I will say this, these are cool looking. Nice work on them Jim. I would like to make a sign for my shop using this design.
What application are you going to use the engine for?
Great handle you made too.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 10-31-2014 07:37 PM

Thanks, Dave. Do you want the template?? I have to come to Illinois in November some time.
I was just going to take the engine in parades, but I have started a 9” aluminum pulley for it and will mount an alternator on it to charge batteries and have an inverter mounted on the cart. It will be an AC power source!

Jim

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 10-31-2014 07:45 PM

Looks great! I remember seeing handles like that on the farm when I was growing up.

-- 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 10-31-2014 08:08 PM

Nice work Jim.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roger

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#5 posted 10-31-2014 08:17 PM

Looking good Jim.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 10-31-2014 09:21 PM

LOOKS GREAT… but, I don’t know what they are or how they are used… LOL

-- 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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grizzman

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#7 posted 10-31-2014 09:22 PM

nice projects, always fun to do things for family, thats the best to me…as always you did a great job…any sign of a bowl, just a hint…:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 11-01-2014 01:11 PM

Thanks John, Mike,Roger Joe and Bob!!

Hi John, there is one of your casings in the end of that handle!! Thank you!!

Hi Joe. The fireman’s cross is the symbol used by all fire departments. My son in law is a volunteer and and a fella I worked with at Steelcase is their deceased captain. Nicole is make a display using their helmets like one on Pinterest. Here is where I got the artwork for the cross:

https://www.google.com/search?q=fireman%27s+cross&biw=1651&bih=988&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=gtpUVJKFGdSAygSTuoFw&sqi=2&ved=0CB0QsAQ&dpr=0.7

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

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Ronald G Campbell

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#9 posted 11-01-2014 01:22 PM

Well done Jim

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

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majuvla

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#10 posted 11-01-2014 05:34 PM

You are bussy on many fields. Nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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firefighterontheside

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#11 posted 11-01-2014 05:46 PM

Firefighters typically call it the Maltese cross, but it is not the same as a true Maltese cross. What we use and you have made is the cross of St. Florian, the patron saint of firefighters. Nicely done and thanks for the pattern.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 11-01-2014 07:02 PM

Thanks Ron , Ivan and Bill!
Hi Bill. I have lots of friends who are firefighters and will makes stuff for them any time!!
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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#13 posted 11-01-2014 09:45 PM

Jim, Thank you for the description! I SEE NOW!!

Beautiful large Badges, so to speak… Very COOL the way they are Customized…

Very nice!

Thanks again!

You’re doing GREAT 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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Cliff

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#14 posted 11-02-2014 11:22 AM

Good project Jim. Well done!!!!!

Regards,

Cliff.

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

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BusterB

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#15 posted 11-02-2014 05:04 PM

Cool beans Jim… Know several guys and gals around here who would love those. Another cool Jim Jakosh project….you are my hero!!!! I drew out a template based on the info you sent me on the nutcrackers but haven’t had time to give it a go yet. Been working on my daughter a time machine for Christmas. If it works out, it will be a lamp that is supposed to look like the Tardis from Dr Who…we shall see since scroll sawing (amongst other things) isn’t my strong point…lol keep up the great work sir.

-- 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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