More little pieces using scrap from the saw mill

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-22-2015 03:20 AM 1561 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a lull in my projects because it is getting close to time to leave so I used up some of the scrap pieces of slab wood I picked up at the saw mill. The first 3 are plates ( 1 pistachio and 2 mesquite). The heart wood of the mesquite ones almost totally turned away in the process. The pistachio one had many cracks and bug holes that had to be filled.
The last one is a mesquite egg cup I made for a guy that had one of my cups crack when it dried out.

They are all finished with clear gloss lacquer.

That’s all folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 03-22-2015 04:22 AM

Good work Jim. That mesquite has a lot going for it with that grain. Maybe I should make a egg cup with Easter coming around.

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

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#2 posted 03-22-2015 04:35 AM

Cool wood and super projects,nice work Jim

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 03-22-2015 05:31 AM

Nice scrap Jim. Wish I had a pile of scrap like that. Well done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 03-22-2015 06:08 AM

Great job Jim,
good to use those little pieces up.


-- 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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#5 posted 03-22-2015 06:33 AM

Trash to treasure, Jim. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing. Hope you all have an uneventful trip home.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 03-22-2015 08:51 AM

They look great Jim. Have a nice trip home.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 03-22-2015 11:14 AM

Love your work Jim, you sure keep your self busy

-- John J.

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#8 posted 03-22-2015 11:20 AM

Hi Jim, This proves that All Wood Is Good Wood!!!! Well done Jim!!! Beautiful finish. Safe Road Trip back Home.



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

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#9 posted 03-22-2015 02:00 PM

All very nice. Those small holders look perfect for toothpics

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

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#10 posted 03-22-2015 03:27 PM

Looks like a winter well spent 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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#11 posted 03-22-2015 05:00 PM

Nice use of scraps turn it into something beautiful.


-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 03-22-2015 08:47 PM

Well done with the scraps Jim, make sure you have a safe journey home
cheers mate

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

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#13 posted 03-22-2015 10:05 PM

nice peaces Jim. i’m trying to make me a wood lathe out of a old motor from a washing machine, just have to find some more parts like a chuck to fit the shaft, and maybe a tail stock. but you have a nice set of plates and cup!

-- James,Alabama,

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#14 posted 03-22-2015 10:18 PM

Very NICE, Jim!

At first, I thought they were coasters…

Nice wood / Grain, etc. COOL!

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

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#15 posted 03-23-2015 12:27 AM

Great save Jim

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

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