Second Chance Vase

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-04-2015 12:10 AM 1648 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a vase I turned for a glass insert that has been on my desk in my office for 5 years just waiting for the right piece of wood to stick it in. The third photo is the one it was supposed to go into but when I was turning it and rocking with the radio on, I hit the ID for the outside dimension and did not notice it until I started to bore the inside. It became a deep Jolly Rancher candy vase!
The final one is made from that end of the red cedar log I just used for the legs of the Weber grill table. The undersize one is made from female box elder

They are 4 1/4” diameter by 6” tall and finished with Forby’s tung oil and buffed. The glass insert is 4 1/4” x 5” long.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 05-04-2015 12:31 AM

You’re a character mate, keep your mind on the job next time :) & you’ll get the right size.
Boy I love the red cedar jar for the glass one looks really classy Jim, the cookie jar ain’t too bad either.

(must admit I get a bit carried away sometime when I turn up Bob Segar in the shop )


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

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#2 posted 05-04-2015 12:54 AM

Rocking with the radio while working with the lathe sounds like a fun day no matter what. I like the cedar one better although the other has nice grain too. Way to go.

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

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#3 posted 05-04-2015 01:03 AM

Both are great, Jim!

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 05-04-2015 02:56 AM

Beautiful wood, beautiful work!


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#5 posted 05-04-2015 04:00 AM

Nice work Jim.

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

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#6 posted 05-04-2015 04:21 AM

Wow and wow! Love them both. Jolly ranchers not so much.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#7 posted 05-04-2015 04:23 AM

Nice Jim

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#8 posted 05-04-2015 04:37 AM

Great capture of the grain and very attractive form—both 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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#9 posted 05-04-2015 09:59 AM

Really nice piece.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#10 posted 05-04-2015 10:04 AM

You gave it new purpose. Now it’s a fine candy cup.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 05-04-2015 12:38 PM

hey jim, they both look great, but i do have to say the red cedar vase really is striking…love the figure in it

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

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#12 posted 05-04-2015 01:12 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments on these pieces. I think all things happen for a reason and I do like the cedar one the best too. It was Love Shack playing on WGRD that night which moved me to do this!! I have to turn it up real loud over the whine of the lathe!! The neighbors must think there is a party going on at 11:00!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 05-04-2015 03:19 PM

Those look great. Nice work on all of them.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#14 posted 05-04-2015 04:47 PM

wow both are beautiful

-- Joe, Ga

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#15 posted 05-04-2015 10:30 PM

Hi Jim,
Wonderful Work there, both turned out really fine, so it’s double the fun.
Especially when you can enjoy music as you go.
But I think the candy looks wrong there…, it should be paper clips, just send me the candy I will be glad to help out your problem. ;-)
Smiles dear Jim,

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

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