|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 11-11-2016 09:39 PM||1116 views||1 time favorited||27 comments|
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.
Both Pins Sold
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!