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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-28-2016 02:12 AM 966 views 4 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some rings I made for my stock for the Dec. 3rd craft show. I needed more in the size 8-9 range so I made a pretty good variety using all kinds of wood and some white imitation ivory. Some blanks were laminated and some were inlaid.
I finished with 17 and 4 blew up on the mandrel ( that is how I test them, too).
They are all finished with EEE and Shellawax.

cheers, Jim

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





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 11-28-2016 02:29 AM

A nice collection rings Jim, you should do well at the show. Would be a bit tricky getting the sizes right, can you adjust the mandrel?

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 11-28-2016 02:43 AM

They are beautiful Jim. Good luck with the stall.

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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#3 posted 11-28-2016 02:58 AM

Thanks Bob and Bob!!
Hi Bob, you never know what size they need but they can do a special order if I don’t have the one they need in the right size. I take ring gauges to all the shows for that purpose. I have about 8 different sized expanding mandrels for turning the rings. Each one has a range of about .040”.
This is my last and biggest show of the year and they raised the booth fee 36% this year. They are getting too greedy, I think. I may not do it next year if I don’t do outstanding this year.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 11-28-2016 03:51 AM

Nice work. What mandrel do you use to turn these?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#5 posted 11-28-2016 04:12 AM

They all really look great Jim. The Purpleheart one is awesome. Good luck at the show. Hopefully you have a couple big items that could sell fast and get you ahead.

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

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#6 posted 11-28-2016 06:28 AM

Good looking rings Jim. What else do you make for the sales?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#7 posted 11-28-2016 07:05 AM

They are very beautiful! You are realy tallented for fashion accessories design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 11-28-2016 12:11 PM

I like that rings,Jim
Please show us mandrels,I think many of LJs would like to know how to make perfect rings like you
Have a nice day my friend

-- bambi

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#9 posted 11-28-2016 12:17 PM

Thanks Allen,Dave, John and Ivan!!

Hi Allen. The process I use it that I turn the stock between center to round it to near ring size, then I bore it to the ring size I need and cut it off on the band saw. Then I put it on a nylon split mandrel that I made and it has a screw in the end to expand it.. I can put it on and flip it around to do the other side right there. I turn, sand and polish both sides on the mandrel. I’ll take a picture of it when I’m back in the barn.

Hi Dave. One of those that blew up was a purple heart one..or I would have had 2!I made one with purple heart in Osage orange. I call that the Central Michigan ring…it is just about their school colors.

Hi John. The projects are too numerous to mention all of them. I don’t do pens because there are always guys that make them at the shows. Some of the regular stuff is bowls, rings, bracelets, wine bottle stoppers, refrigerator magnets, canes, lamps, egg cups…..and anything someone wants. My card says ” If you need it, I’ll make it. I love variety!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 11-28-2016 01:54 PM

What a nice collection of rings, Jim. You are so productive and very skilled.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#11 posted 11-28-2016 03:32 PM

Hey Jim, another fine project they really look great….. I’m sure you will have some happy people afteryour show sells. sounds like you have the size zeroed in also. Great turning!

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#12 posted 11-28-2016 04:17 PM

Those are gorgeous, Jim!

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

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#13 posted 11-28-2016 11:05 PM

You could run rings around ring making Jim.

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

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#14 posted 11-28-2016 11:22 PM

Great little gifts Jim, I imagine these won’t last long at the show, nice range :-)
cheers
Pete

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

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#15 posted 11-28-2016 11:53 PM

Jim, I’m surprised you didn’t try one with corian.

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

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