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A few Play things from scrap Jarrah and Jam Tree.

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Project by BobWemm posted 02-09-2016 02:13 AM 684 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been a bit slack lately, temps around 100F make the shed a bit warm.
The first two are made from a Jarrah beam approx. 6” x 3”, the three bottles are made from old Jam fence posts and the vase is also made from a Jam log. Bottles and vase are around the 3-4” diameter.
They are sanded to 400 and coated with Linseed oil.

Something a bit different for me, and I hope you like them.
Thanks for looking and C & C welcome.

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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BrentH

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#1 posted 02-09-2016 02:29 AM

Very nice, Bob. Gives me ideas. I wouldn’t have thought of using something like a fence post to start from. Are the two that are bottle shaped hollowed out much? I’m assuming just at the top, right?

-- Brent H. --"This retirement stuff is hard work. I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!"

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#2 posted 02-09-2016 03:15 AM

I suddenly feel the need for a drink Bob.Those remind me of liquor bottles. These will make cool decorative pieces around the house.

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

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#3 posted 02-09-2016 03:28 AM

You have been having to much fun Bob, 100F in the shade and you still turn out some beauties. Great way to use up the old posts, like the shape and finish of them all. Thanks for showing.

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

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kiefer

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#4 posted 02-09-2016 03:58 AM

Bob
That is original design and I am thinking flower vases .
I especially like the first two they have a certain look to them but words fail me at the moment .

Klaus

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

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#5 posted 02-09-2016 04:02 AM

Beautiful!

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

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#6 posted 02-09-2016 06:56 AM

Oh yes one of WAs state icons, the mighty Jarrah

100 deg F humm I need to go check how hot that is
Here in Brisbane its been a bit tropical as well, and accordingly not too much WW being conducted.

You possibly aready knowJarrah is a really good timber to polish so if you are keen enough go up to 800 1200 Grit and thn hit it with the white compound and yo will get almost “see your self finish”.

It would be good to see how some you beaut looks on it, however it may reduce the shine!!

Jam tree, looks like another go look it up action.

-- Regards Robert

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BobWemm

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#7 posted 02-09-2016 08:59 AM



Very nice, Bob. Gives me ideas. I wouldn t have thought of using something like a fence post to start from. Are the two that are bottle shaped hollowed out much? I m assuming just at the top, right?

- BrentH

Hi Brent, they have a 1/2 inch drill hole about 5inches deep, no hollowing.
Sorry, I meant to say that in the post.

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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BobWemm

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#8 posted 02-09-2016 09:03 AM



Oh yes one of WAs state icons, the mighty Jarrah

100 deg F humm I need to go check how hot that is
Here in Brisbane its been a bit tropical as well, and accordingly not too much WW being conducted.

You possibly aready knowJarrah is a really good timber to polish so if you are keen enough go up to 800 1200 Grit and thn hit it with the white compound and yo will get almost “see your self finish”.

It would be good to see how some you beaut looks on it, however it may reduce the shine!!

Jam tree, looks like another go look it up action.

- robscastle

Hi Rob,
Iwas going for the dull rustic look, rather than a good shine.
Jam tree is Acacia acuminata, very widely used for fence posts by the early farmers.

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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#9 posted 02-09-2016 02:16 PM

These are all so nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 02-09-2016 02:34 PM

Googled jam tree and all I got was restraunts, Interesting tree and nice projects, nice with the weathered surfaces and colorful wood. 100 degrees, now that is unihabitual, Snowed here the other day and had to plow the driveway etc yesterday, guess you are thinking the same thing. We call it nice and warm here as it is above freezing right now, Thanks for sending warming air up from down under.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 02-09-2016 04:12 PM

I really like the looks of the Jarrah wood Bob, is that the natural colour?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#12 posted 02-09-2016 10:09 PM

You need a medal Bob (100f) I think it’s bad enough @ 88 = 90% H here in Auckland
That Jarrah is pretty dirty stuff to turn mate :)
nice little piece that just love an oil finish & buff
cheers bud
Pete

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

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#13 posted 02-10-2016 02:02 AM

Bob, prithee, prithee please, stick a couple pictures down here of this Jarrah Tree, as well as the Jam Tree. Never seen a Jarrah. Never even heard of a Jam Tree, until today. Right here. From you. (Is it JJJJarrah? Or YYYYYarrah?
The pieces a great, Bob. Gotta love a guy who isn’t afraid of cracked wood spinning around on the lathe. )Some people go so far as to say,”If it’s cracked, throw it out – it’s too dangerous.” (One guy, I had asked what he does to remedy cracks in his turnings. He reply was that he takes good aim at the trash can.) We call people like him those who can afford to buy perfect specimens, and think wood grows son trees, so to speak.

-- Mark

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#14 posted 02-10-2016 05:48 AM



I really like the looks of the Jarrah wood Bob, is that the natural colour?

- John

Yes john, it does vary a bit but is generally Red/Brown/pinkish.

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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BobWemm

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#15 posted 02-10-2016 06:05 AM



Bob, prithee, prithee please, stick a couple pictures down here of this Jarrah Tree, as well as the Jam Tree. Never seen a Jarrah. Never even heard of a Jam Tree, until today. Right here. From you. (Is it JJJJarrah? Or YYYYYarrah?
The pieces a great, Bob. Gotta love a guy who isn t afraid of cracked wood spinning around on the lathe. )Some people go so far as to say,”If it s cracked, throw it out – it s too dangerous.” (One guy, I had asked what he does to remedy cracks in his turnings. He reply was that he takes good aim at the trash can.) We call people like him those who can afford to buy perfect specimens, and think wood grows son trees, so to speak.

- Mark Wilson

Sorry mate,
I do not have any photos or images of either tree apart from a couple of leaves and flowers, and they mean nothing in the scheme of things.
If you google Eucalyptus marginate that will tell you about the JARRAH tree and then Acacia acuminate that will enlighten you about the Jam tree. In areas of higher rainfall the sap from the Jam tree looks like jam as it oozes out, especially when the tree is cut. That doesn’t happen up here as our climate is very dry.

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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