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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-04-2015 08:16 PM 1051 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are 3 crosses I finished in time for the West Catholic show tomorrow. The smaller 2 are made from Rosewood and the larger one is made from an unidentified stick of wood that came with the rosewood. I laid them out to balance the grain patterns. In the rosewood,it was between the heartwood and the sapwood.

They are finished with Danish Oil and 3 stage buffed and waxed.

Cheers, Jim

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





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#1 posted 12-04-2015 08:22 PM

Very nice Jim.

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#2 posted 12-04-2015 08:31 PM

Outstanding! The layout of heartwood and sapwood on the rosewood is particularly striking—I like it!

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#3 posted 12-04-2015 08:46 PM

As always nice work and wood selection the one in the middle stands out .

Klaus

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#4 posted 12-04-2015 09:07 PM

nice!!

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#5 posted 12-04-2015 09:48 PM

Nicely done Jim.

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

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#6 posted 12-04-2015 10:50 PM

Beautiful Crosses Jim….... they would be ideal for Easter as well…...Does the Rosewood have a two colour variation in all pieces of Rosewood. The Dark and the Light are very effective. (heart wood and sapwood)
That unidentified wood has a nice pattern….if you look closely you can imagine Jesus on the cross.
I notice that you are using Danish Oil a lot in recent projects. It is a really great product, so easy to apply and so effective.

Regards,

Cliff.

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#7 posted 12-04-2015 11:14 PM

Very NICE!

One for The Man and Two for the thieves… :)

COOL!

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#8 posted 12-05-2015 12:48 AM

Nice job centering the grain Jim.

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#9 posted 12-05-2015 01:10 AM

Couldn’t be better Jim.
Congratulations, they are beautiful.

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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#10 posted 12-05-2015 03:27 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments!!

Hi Cliff. The rose wood is usually the red with black color but the yellow is the sap wood and the stuff I get is thrown out because it has sapwood in it. I make the best of it.

Danish oil is one of the fastest finishes to use and it make the grain jump out of the wood. I think it give a rich look by it self, but I like to buff it with the 3 stages on the Beall wheels too for a nice feel of the wax. Two coast of the Danish oik in 45 minutes penetrated the wood pretty good!.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 12-05-2015 07:23 AM

Jim, these are Wunderbar!

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#12 posted 12-05-2015 09:58 AM

Thanks, Jim

Jim

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

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#13 posted 12-05-2015 03:34 PM

Hi Jim. Great work! I have to tell you this great little fact. I live in Chandler, AZ and I believe you and my next-door neighbor, Bob, go way back. The other day he and I were talking about Lumberjocks. He said that he had another friend that is on LJ. He gave me the name “James Jakosh”. And…to be honest, I had forgotten to look you up. Last week I was looking through the new projects and clicked on one that I liked and I saw that it was made by you! These crosses are beautiful! Keep it up;)
-Rick

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#14 posted 12-05-2015 07:46 PM

Very nice Jim, hey I like the two rosewood ones they really stand out :)
cheers
pete

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#15 posted 12-05-2015 10:49 PM

Thanks Rick and Pete!

Hi Rick. bob told me about you. I’ll have to stop over when I visit Bob this winter. I have a project for him.

Hi Pete. The big one sold today but the rosewood ones did not.

Cheers, Jim

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

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