Bingo Barrels

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-06-2015 11:17 PM 1505 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bingo money barrel I made for Mary Lou. I don’t know what kind of wood it is but it is tight grained and had a few cracks. they were filled with turquoise and epoxy. I added some shot of the tuning process.

It is finished with clear gloss lacquer.

I also made her daughter one and they both won on Wed. Night Bingo!

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

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#1 posted 03-06-2015 11:24 PM

Super cool! I like how you stained the rings first and than turned it. Looks like the weather is nice. Supposed to warm up into the 50-60s here in Indiana next week…..finally!! Good job on the bingo things!!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 03-06-2015 11:34 PM

Feel sure that is dogwood. I have done several pieces with dogwood and it looks like what you have posted. Its bad to crack so its not an idea wood for me.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#3 posted 03-06-2015 11:57 PM

Very cool idea Jim…has me thinking of doing one but bigger for a cookie barrel….great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 03-07-2015 12:22 AM

Jim you know how to make a silk purse out of a sows ear I am sure and a lucky charm in the process .


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 03-07-2015 01:04 AM

Nice barrels Jim. I hope these are a lucky charm. I made a few the past couple days. I like how you hollow out the top. Maybe you should make yourself a huge one and win it all at bingo.

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

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#6 posted 03-07-2015 01:15 AM

Nice job Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 03-07-2015 03:28 AM

Jim they look smooth as silk. Very, very nice.


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

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#8 posted 03-07-2015 05:30 AM

Very COOL barrel, Jim!

COOL rings…

A Bingo Money Barrel is for the Winnings, I presume?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#9 posted 03-07-2015 09:51 AM

Good work Jim. A barrel of money is always handy to have around. It seems to have worked some magic for your friends.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 03-07-2015 01:08 PM

Beautifuly turned barrel. Black circuits look great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 03-07-2015 02:58 PM

This looks great, Jim. It looks like a fun project.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 03-07-2015 08:39 PM

Sweet as Jim, hey hope you got some cut of the winnings :0

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

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#13 posted 03-07-2015 08:57 PM

Nice barrels, Jim!

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 03-08-2015 01:33 PM

Pretty cool shot o those chips flying. The barrels are awesome also. Bingo!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 03-09-2015 02:30 AM

Maybe you should sell some on those at Bingo night. They might bring good luck to alot of people. Very nice looking.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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