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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-02-2016 05:12 PM 734 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another gift for my friend , Roger, who cuts and spits firewood a lot. I was over looking at a log that he was told was box elder ( that I think is really mulberry), and he had this branch in the back by the kennels that he was told was iron wood. The wood looked too light for ironwood and I didn’t know it grew in Michigan. The branch had all kinds of flats on it and was not round like a normal branch would be.
So I turned a piece of it last night into a small goblet for him. It is finished with Danish Oil because it is still pretty wet.

The last shot is some iron wood that I picked up in Arizona. It is orange and brown and the iron wood in Mexico is usually darker than walnut- almost black..and real hard.

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 07-02-2016 05:54 PM

I agree that it does not look like any iron wood I have seen, the mulberry that grows near me is more pink.

Nice shape Jim

-- jstegall

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 07-02-2016 07:01 PM

Every area has something called ironwood. Locally what they call ironwood here is actually Eastern Hop Hornbeam. Great job as always sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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lew

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#3 posted 07-02-2016 10:22 PM

No matter what it’s made from, it sure is nice!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 07-02-2016 10:48 PM

That’s pretty danged cool Jim… looking forward to seeing what you make out of the iron wood which has some awesome color!!!!

-- 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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Cliff

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#5 posted 07-03-2016 12:09 AM

Nice Goblet Jim. Very interesting shape. Very smooth grain too. I like the soft Matt finish. Photo number 4 showed some beautiful grain and colour with and almost leather texture to it.

Regards,

Cliff.

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

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Festus56

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#6 posted 07-03-2016 02:41 AM

Looks good Jim, admire your lathe abilities

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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majuvla

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#7 posted 07-03-2016 03:16 AM

Congrats for daily top 3, nice test cup.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 07-03-2016 03:32 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. Glad you liked it. Roger’s wife really did too!

Hi John. I don’t think this is mulberry, but the other piece I brought home is. I have it cut into 4 pieces for some things I’ll make in a few days. I wish I could find out what this branch is with all the flats on it??

Hi Buster, that flat iron wood is being sent to Idaho to my friend who makes wood jewelry. The round pieces will be some new awls. I have a half dozen in the making.

Hi Cliff. Photo 4 is the western Iron wood I get in Arizona. It is the last piece I have.

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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#9 posted 07-03-2016 03:57 AM

Sweet little goblet, Jim. Obviously, Roger and his wife have great taste! Thanks for sharing.
Do you have a county extension agent? Locally, we can take plants, etc, to our agent for help in identifying unknown species. Just a thought.

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 07-03-2016 05:50 AM

Hey that’s nice.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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Bob Collins

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#11 posted 07-03-2016 06:21 AM

Nice shaped goblet Jim, should keep you inboard. The iron wood pieces look interesting, look similar to some aged Osage Orange I have.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 07-03-2016 11:39 AM

Thanks Candy,Todd and Bob.

Hi, Candy. You know I should do that with this branch. roger said he has more of these trees and I really would like to know what it is called. Maybe LJ Splinterbubba can tell me when he gets home!!

Happy 4th of July tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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Roger

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#13 posted 07-03-2016 02:34 PM

the goblet is a beaut, and so is that ironwood

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 07-03-2016 02:54 PM

Thanks, Roger.

Jim

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

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Grumpy

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#15 posted 07-03-2016 10:19 PM

Nice work Jim.

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

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