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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-14-2014 08:10 PM 1070 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was an experiment. I was on deck to do a demo for our Tues Wood Guild and I chose to do an off center project. This started as a piece of box elder with 3 centers in each end. I rounded it on the center ones and then used each of the other centers that were 5/16” off in opposite directions from center. I had to measure it after each cut in order to take off an equal amount off each side to make it balanced. I was off a little because the thin web on one side is .062” thick and .082” on the other. It is hard to figure accurately with the whole thing tapered. I blended the intersection of the sides with a sander and then bored the inside on the center centers!

It is 3 1/4” x 3 3/4” x 5” high and finished with clear glaze spray.

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





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peteg

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#1 posted 12-14-2014 08:24 PM

Always great to step outside the norm Jim & try something different, there is a huge following for OCT, well done 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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#2 posted 12-14-2014 09:58 PM

Very cool Jim. Kudos for trying something new and different.

-- 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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#3 posted 12-14-2014 11:34 PM

Always a good idea to try something new to keep it interesting. At least you knew how to start it. It is different.

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

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#4 posted 12-14-2014 11:54 PM

Nice job and congrats on expanding your horizons.

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

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 03:09 AM

Always something interesting and different .
I bet the guild guys had fun watching you turn this one .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#6 posted 12-15-2014 03:44 AM

Very nice piece, can you educate me on what is clear glaze spray. Where can I get it at? Thanks

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 12-15-2014 04:00 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I was not sure of this when I started, but it turned out okay.

Hi Klaus. I must say, I kept their attention for about 40 minutes.

Hi Todd. The clear glaze spray is a Rustoleum product that I buy at Menards. This stuff is the 4x stuff that goes on 4 times heavier and gives a clear glass look to the product. You have to use many light coats. Flood it and you have a run. I got a few and then sanded them out and recoated. I’ll let it dry a few days and then buff the outside for a nice feel.

cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 12-15-2014 04:01 AM

Thanks Jim

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

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#9 posted 12-15-2014 04:45 AM

I like this cup, nice finish.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 12-15-2014 11:29 AM

Another great idea.
That is one flash looking vase. I never would have thought of doing that. Hmmmmm!!
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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#11 posted 12-15-2014 01:09 PM

;-)
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 12-15-2014 01:20 PM

Fun to experiment Jim. This result should give you a taste for more eccentric turnings. It’ll be fun to see what you come up with.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 12-15-2014 01:30 PM

Jim

You make turning look so easy.. I which I had your talent. Your projects always make me want to get back into working on my lathe. What advise could you give us mere mortals wanting to “learn to turn”?

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 12-15-2014 01:39 PM

Thanks Ivan , Bob, Mads, Mike and Alongiron!!

Hi Mike. As a matter fact I dreamed of a project last night on 4 centers. I’ll try it out in Arizona. I now have a lathe down there.

Hi Alongiron, I never want to turn wood until I got hooked on it by Lyle Jamieson in ‘05. Now I love and and try to be an evangelist for it because I enjoy it so much. I think the first thing for a person to get over when starting out turning is being covered with chips for a while. I wore my shop coat at the guild meeting and it has a magnetic snap round the neck to keep the chips out of my shirt. They itch like crazy if I don’t.
cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 12-16-2014 01:03 AM

Well done Jim. I never cease to be amazed at the many and varied ways to turn wood . I hope I live to be very old so more time can be spent in the shop….....every work posted by yourself and others makes me so glad I bought a Lathe!!!!! Sure beats wasting eyesight watching the rubbish presented on TV these days.

Cliff.

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

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