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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-12-2015 12:42 AM 1374 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our turning guild has a challenge for the Sept meeting to make something that fits into a 35 mm film container. I made these 3 pieces and the one on the right is scrap because the side blew out when I was burning in the grooves. The pith ran off center in this piece and made the wall super thin in that area . The piece on the left is another hollow form made from Koa ( both were hollowed from the bottom). The piece in the center was turned on 5 center just to see if I could do it. I don’t know the wood used in the center and right piece but I put a piece of ironwood on top of the center piece to hide the pith. Normally the pith does not come into play much, but it was bigger than the hole I drilled and moved the drill a lot. For the Koa piece I used a solid piece of wood with no pith. I’m not sure which one of the two good ones will be my entry.

I finished the left piece with EE and Shellawax. The other 2 are finished with clear lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

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





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CFrye

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#1 posted 08-12-2015 01:03 AM

Just to see if you could… No doubt in my mind you can do anything you set your mind to, on the lathe! That off center piece is awesome, Jim! I am shocked you didn’t epoxy some turquoise or something into the blown out piece. I’m kidding. Thanks for sharing. Would love to see pics of the other entries…you know the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 08-12-2015 01:35 AM

Definitely impressive, and definitely over my head. Great jobs.

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#3 posted 08-12-2015 01:47 AM

Interesting challenge…

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#4 posted 08-12-2015 01:51 AM

Wow Jim, that is pretty neat. I can’t even imagine working with pieces that small…dang!!! Fine work as always sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 08-12-2015 02:16 AM

Great work Jim,
Love the off-centre piece.
Best of luck.

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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#6 posted 08-12-2015 02:19 AM

Awesome work, got some skills going on.

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shipwright

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#7 posted 08-12-2015 02:30 AM

Who knew they were still selling film?
Hey Jim, my vote is for the crankshaft. It will drive them crazy.
That’s some bit of fooling around buddy.

Cool Challenge.

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#8 posted 08-12-2015 03:16 AM

Clever work Jim. They all look nice. The curly one would have been tricky…....Jim, what do you mean by 5 centre? Is that a setting when using a wobble chuck? The Quarter Dollar nearby certainly gives a clear perspective on how small the pieces are and the challenge it would have been to create them.
Good work.

Regards,

Cliff.

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

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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 08-12-2015 03:33 AM

The center one would do the trick Jim, should get it for just the turning alone. Must have been storing those containers for some time, they would be hard to find out here. Nice bit of small turning, the elves sure come in handy eh.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#10 posted 08-12-2015 10:58 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments.

Hi Paul. I think I like the crankshaft one the best too. Just to mess with their minds!!

Hi Cliff I put 5 centers on each end and used the center one for the top and bottom and all the spaces and then each lobe was turned on of the other 4. They were on a 3/8” circle off the true center. I used my new grooving tool with a 1/8” bit. All the work was done between centers except at then when I put it in a chuck to turn the top.

Hi Bob. I looked for a metal 35mm can but all I could find was some plastic ones from Seattle Film Works which is where I used to send my film before digital. They are new rolls in my old camera bag. I got all my metal welding work done so I can get back to the wood!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 08-12-2015 11:11 AM

What a challenge and looks like you made it happen Jim.

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#12 posted 08-12-2015 12:46 PM

I didn’t know film still existed… lol

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#13 posted 08-12-2015 02:34 PM

Hi Randy and Roger. This is old film- like 20 yrs old. I don’t know either if you can but it any more.
cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 08-12-2015 06:26 PM

Nice job Jim. At first look I thought the piece in the center was a stack of coins. Nice job.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#15 posted 08-12-2015 07:20 PM



Hi Randy and Roger. This is old film- like 20 yrs old. I don t know either if you can but it any more.
cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


You can still buy it but you really have to look around to find it and it costs a lot more than it did before.

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