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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-02-2015 03:38 PM 941 views 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our guild has been asked to make some more 19th century toys for a kids day at Meijers Gardens in Feb. I volunteered to make 20 of these Cup and Ball toys and I got the help of 4 of the students in the woodshop class that were working on the lathes with me.

The cups were turned from maple, poplar and walnut square stock and the dowels were grooved and rounded for the handles. We all did a part of them and It took 2 of their classes to do it.The 3rd shot is our team and the 4th shot is the only process shot of the drilling for the handle. I went through the spigot for centering before I cut off the spigot. The cups were all bored with a bedan.

There is no finish on them because if you finish toys it has to be tested and approved so our guild opted for no finish on any of them.

Cheers, Jim

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





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John Stegall

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#1 posted 11-02-2015 03:47 PM

I see you are getting lots of use out of your vise. Looks like fun and all did a good job.

-- jstegall

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tyvekboy

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#2 posted 11-02-2015 04:12 PM

You could accidentally drop them in some mineral oil …. wink wink

Nice project.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 11-02-2015 04:22 PM

COOL Projects…

I remember playing with one of those… Really FUN once you learn the rythym…

A FUN toy!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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majuvla

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#4 posted 11-02-2015 05:00 PM

Jim, this is incredible project. Very nice oportunity to preserve old traditional wooden toys. You can’t never get bored of this game.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 11-02-2015 05:45 PM

Good job, Jim. I’m beginning to wonder if, mebees, you make things now just for an excuse to photograph your cool vise.

-- Mark

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 11-02-2015 06:57 PM

Thanks you all for the nice comments.

Hi Mike. I did get to use the vise again with the vertical V jaw this time.

Hi Alex. I could, but I don’t want to raise a question of what’s on it in case there is a Philadelphia lawyer type lurking around!!

Hi Mark, I’m just finding that I use the vise all the time now. I was going to store it away but it stays right under the workbench now!!

cheers. Jim

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

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stefang

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#7 posted 11-02-2015 07:15 PM

The kids (and you) did a great job on these Jim. I’m sure the kids will have a lot of fun with them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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kiefer

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#8 posted 11-02-2015 07:36 PM

Good job Team Jakosh !
Always looking to help the once that need it .
Klaus

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

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 11-02-2015 08:31 PM

Nice to see you and the team making toys for the kids. Projects like that are enjoyment for everyone.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 11-02-2015 09:17 PM

Thanks Mike. Klaus and Dave. This is the first hour class and they have a lot of interest in turning. Two of them are making mallets and we’ll see if they can turn that off center handle ( with a little help)!!

cheers, Jim

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

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davestyle

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#11 posted 11-02-2015 10:59 PM

If you are taking suggestions, bilboquets might be fun to turn. They are basically the French variant of cup-and-ball.

I personally like the bilboquet made by “Sweets”.

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 11-02-2015 11:26 PM

Hi Dave. We have to follow the plans they have for the 4 different kinds of toys.

I have never heard of a bilboquet!

Jim

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

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peteg

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#13 posted 11-02-2015 11:49 PM

Hey Jim, that’s a great show of teamwork there, I can just see a bunch of Kids lucky enough to got one of these playing for hours. Wouldn’t it be great if these guys in later years are still turning & are motivated to pass on to some the skills they have learnt from your good self .
Well done Mate
cheers
pete

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

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John

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#14 posted 11-03-2015 12:00 AM

Jim, how do I sign up for your class?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#15 posted 11-03-2015 12:03 AM

Congratulations on a great project for kids!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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