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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-15-2015 11:38 PM 1766 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I needed to fill my ring box for the July show so I turned these today out of a variety of woods.

The top 6 are Hard Maple Burl…. there are many shades in that burl.. The bottom row are, left to right :Cocobola, Rosewood, Madrone and Artificial Ivory. When I put them on the mandrel and put pressure from the inside, they each get tested. I only broke 2 during the process.

Cheers, Jim

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





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#1 posted 06-15-2015 11:53 PM

Nice work on such small detail Jim. I’m guessing these are for your finger?

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

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#2 posted 06-16-2015 12:17 AM

I’m curious to know what you’re using to finish them? I made a couple rings some years ago, but when the rings were actually worn by someone the finishes I tried didn’t last very long. Never tried epoxy as a finish though…

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#3 posted 06-16-2015 12:41 AM

Nice work Jim, you won’t own these for long :)
Have you ever tried CA glue like the pen boys use, that gives a real durable finish, plenty of videos on the net
cheers Mate
pete

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

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#4 posted 06-16-2015 02:28 AM

Thanks Dave, Lucas and Pete.
Hi Dave. I made a range sizes for sale a the next craft show. I have some that will fit me and I do wear them at the show once in a while.

Hi Lucas. I finish them on the lathe with EEE and Shine Juice but then I mount them on holding fixtures and clear lacquer them. That seems to hold up for years. My mother had one that she wore everywhere- even in the shower. About once a year I would re-lacquer it.

Hi Pete. No I have not tried CA glue. I don’t even have any. I have never used it for much or anything. I like epoxy and Titebond III for glues and I use a ton of different finishes. I have heard that CA is so hard it cracks when the wood moves but I have not tried it.

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

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#5 posted 06-16-2015 02:53 AM

Nice, Jim! That maple burl is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 06-16-2015 03:30 AM

Nice work Jim
I am amazed they don’t break when worn but they sure look nice .

Klaus

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

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#7 posted 06-16-2015 04:55 AM

Very attractive,
Cliff.

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

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#8 posted 06-16-2015 05:18 AM

Nice work Jim.

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

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#9 posted 06-16-2015 06:08 AM

Very nice Jim.
They look great.

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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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 06-16-2015 10:36 AM

Thanks Candy, Klaus,Cliff, tony and Bob!!
I have not made any for years and the box was looking a little sparse. I would rather make them to order because there are such a variety of sizes and tastes in customers. I got started doing this on a custom order.
The madrone ring is to order.
I’d rather be turning some new design!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 06-16-2015 10:45 AM

Jim, what kind of sales are you having up there in Michigan?
My last couple of Art Fairs in the suburbs of Chicago have been dismal. The last fair was huge and I didn’t even sell ONE of my rings similar to yours shown here, let alone the pricier jewelry boxes, for example.

What kind of venues do you go to? Thanks, Ray

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 06-16-2015 11:42 AM

Hi Ray. Rings are not what I sell very many of. I do have to remake my sign for customer to ask for certain sizes or certain woods. A ring is a very personal thing and I think if they have a hand in the design ( at least the wood) they feel better about it. I quit making lidded boxes because I cannot sell one. But they are fun to turn and fit.
Sales of other useful items is pretty good. I’ve got long shoehorns going right now for the July sale.
I do craft shows at churches mostly and in our park in Az. the winter. I do get items in the art fair downtown GR with our turners guild because I could not afford a booth there. Sold a piece this year.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 06-16-2015 02:47 PM

Very cool work, Jim!!!!

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt

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#14 posted 06-16-2015 03:21 PM

Those rings look real good Jim. A thought occurred to me that you could make up some duplicate rings that are finished on the outside, but still a bit thick on the inside so they could be easily reamed out to fit your customers right at the show. Do you take your lathe to the show? Just a thought.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 06-17-2015 12:26 AM

A very nice display Jim, they should move very well.

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