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Two French Rolling Pins and a Billie

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-11-2016 09:39 PM 1032 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got these finished just in time for the craft sale tomorrow.
The first pin is one that is 19” long and 1 7/8” diameter and turned from Madrone from Washington State.It was a 5” diameter branch with a huge crack in it that I though went all the way through. I got to the end of it and filled it with turquoise inlay. It is finished with EEE and Shellawax.

The second pin (third shot) is 15” long and 1 3/4” diameter and turned from Box Elder ( I think). That branch has been laying under the back stairs for 2 year and I just got into it to see this great color!! I was waiting for it to get spalted and it never did get like maple. I guess B.E. spalts red!! It is finished with butcher block oil that dries with a sheen and then three stage buffed and waxed. I really like this combination of finishes!! It gives much more gloss and Danish oil and buffing.

The third item is a Billie or night stick ( as opposed to a Billie used in Australia for tea). It is 1.200” dia. x 16” long. I saw a few images and thought I’d try to make one but with a little more zing to it. It has 4” of lead poured into the end before I plugged with a piece of the same branch of Pecan. When I had the lead pot going, it got a fill up!!
Don’t know what I do with it yet. It is finished with EEE and Shellawax.

Cheers, Jim

Both Pins Sold

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





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ZAGREB

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#1 posted 11-11-2016 09:54 PM

nice pins Jim
Wish you a good sale

-- bambi

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#2 posted 11-11-2016 09:55 PM

Those rolling pins are cool, especially with the turquoise inlay. Just don’t let any of the high school kids see the Billy club or that will be all they want to make!

Nice work as always, Jim.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#3 posted 11-11-2016 09:56 PM

Like the billie.

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

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#4 posted 11-11-2016 09:58 PM

Jim some great looking pieces. The red one is fantastic.
Well done and good look at the show. Where is it. Maybe I can stop by

-- Ron Campbell https://www.facebook.com/ronald.g.campbell

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#5 posted 11-11-2016 10:19 PM

Good stuff, I wish you good sale on craftshow.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-11-2016 10:31 PM

Just call them French Rolls of wood… LOL

LOOK good & should sell better & better…

Good Luck!

-- 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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#7 posted 11-11-2016 11:31 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments!

Hi Mike, that Billie will never go to school!! They get enough ideas !!

Hi Ron, the show is at St. Mary Magdalen Church on 52dn St. between Eastern and Kalamazoo ave!! 10-3.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 11-12-2016 12:11 AM

Nice work Jim, glad to see that you knew about the Aussie billy of tea.

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

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#9 posted 11-12-2016 12:38 AM

Thanks Bob. That is in the song Waltzing Matilda where that talk about “when the Billie boils”
We actually got to use the Billie for afternoon tea when we were out in the Outback on our tour!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 11-12-2016 02:05 AM

Nice pieces Jim. I see a big differences with the oil and buffed one as compared to the one with EEE and shellwax.
Lead in the Billie club, that gives me some ideas.

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

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#11 posted 11-12-2016 02:50 AM

Sweet rolling pins. I really like the box elder one!

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

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#12 posted 11-12-2016 04:48 AM

Nice Work Jim!!!!! Lovely timber and the colour is stunning. I always like the Turquoise you inlay…. very nice…That night Stick looks real mean. Good to have in your back pocket in a rough part of town.

Jim I am amazed how much you know about Australia. It is however “Billy” short for Billy Can. Top Marks Jim, there would not be too many Americans who would have heard of a Billy or Billy Can.

YOU ARE NOW AWARDED THE TITLE OF HONOURARY AUSTRALIAN.

Good Work Mate,

Cliff.

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

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#13 posted 11-12-2016 07:44 AM

Those are really good Jim,
I like the night stick. I wondered what you were pouring the lead into??

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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#14 posted 11-12-2016 10:24 AM

Really beautiful pins, Jim! You could tout the Billie club as a tire checker for truckers. Hope you do well today.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 11-12-2016 12:46 PM

Thanks Dave, Lew, Cliff, Bob and Candy!!

Thanks Cliff. I’d be honored to have a dual citizenship for your country and ours!I wished it was closer, though!! I like the way they swing the full billy around to get the tea to the bottom. One guys said the handle came off once when they were doing that. Ruined the teat party!!

Hi Dave, whatcha got in mind??

Hi Candy, that is what I’ll call it ..a tire checker. That a good thing!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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