Rosewood Christmas Ornament

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-19-2015 07:15 PM 1130 views 3 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an ornament I made for the Christmas Ornament competition at our turning guild. It is and inside-out turning made from 4 pieces of rosewood. It measure 2 1/2” diameter and 4 3/4” long and is finished with clear lacquer The 3rd picture shows the true color. There is a brass pin in the top for the hanging string.

The 4th picture is an ornament gift from LJ Scrollingmom. That was very nice of you….....they are beautiful…...........Thanks, Kelly, and Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all LJ’s everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 12-19-2015 07:19 PM

I have heard of that but never tried it. Very nice. It appears that it is kind of a delicate type turning. Do you have a good source I could use to look into doing it! Again great work and Merry Christmas!!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#2 posted 12-19-2015 07:37 PM

Beautiful!!!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!!

-- helen

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#3 posted 12-19-2015 07:40 PM

Beautiful, Awesome work, Jim!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 12-19-2015 07:56 PM

Nice job Jim, was this done on the new machine or at the guild shop?
Nice little gift there from Kelly

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

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#5 posted 12-19-2015 07:57 PM

beautiful ornament.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 12-19-2015 08:11 PM

Great idea Jim.

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

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#7 posted 12-19-2015 08:30 PM

Beautiful work, and Kelly’s ornaments are great. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

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

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#8 posted 12-19-2015 11:06 PM

Really pretty Jim. I have been wanting to try both inside-out turning and something with rosewood. Great job – as always

-- I turn wood into 'things' ..... what is your superpower?

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#9 posted 12-19-2015 11:25 PM

Really nice Jim!! You do great work

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#10 posted 12-20-2015 12:16 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments!

Hi Steve. There are lot so u tube videos on inside out turning. here is one:
this guy used a hoe clamp to holed his pieces together. I just started another one where I left the blank longer and put in 8 screws and no glue and paper like usually do and it held just great.

Hi Pete. This was the last job done on my old Craftsman lathe. I had my respirator and face shield on to stay away from the rosewood dust!

Hi Michelle. I’ll send you a PM about the rosewood.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 12-20-2015 12:31 AM

Very nicely done.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#12 posted 12-20-2015 12:42 AM

You did a nice turning on that ornament. Love the color too.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#13 posted 12-20-2015 01:03 AM

Jim nice looking piece. Well done. Happy holiday to you and yours

-- Ron Campbell

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#14 posted 12-20-2015 01:12 AM

Now that’s a whole bunch of AWESOME… In a small space….well done Jim!!!

-- 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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#15 posted 12-20-2015 01:46 AM

Nice work Jim, the rose wood looks great, pity the elves have problems with it.

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

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