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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-02-2016 03:56 PM 1082 views 2 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was and unscheduled project. I cut up a long piece of walnut for a student at school and this was the last cutoff that was on top of the barrel of wood going to the wood furnace. I thought it was too pretty to burn and should be something. It said it wanted to be a candle holder, so it is.

It is 3/4” x 5”x 5” and finished with satin lacquer!

Cheers, Jim

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





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majuvla

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#1 posted 12-02-2016 04:08 PM

Beautiful contrasting shape – circle and square. Good inspiration, those tea lights holders are my next project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 12-02-2016 04:24 PM

Jim,

Thanks for saving it’s Life! You did GOOD!

I would think those would SELL like hotcakes at your craft shows, etc. (??)

COOL work!

Beautiful!

-- 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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ZAGREB

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#3 posted 12-02-2016 04:52 PM

well done Jim
Your hands do not have a peace
greetings,Marijan

-- bambi

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splinterbubba

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#4 posted 12-02-2016 05:11 PM

Saved from the fires, what a story Fr Jim. BTW a very cool looking piece, I wish I shared your vision.

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 12-02-2016 05:26 PM

Another nice project.
I wish I had as much time as you to ask wood destined for the furnace what they want to be.
I’m glad to see that piece of walnut saved itself from being burned, but instead to hold a flame.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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Handtooler

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#6 posted 12-02-2016 05:39 PM

Super save on a very special plank of walnut. Thanks for sharing. You’ve earned Master’s wages for that work.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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#7 posted 12-02-2016 06:58 PM

Very attractive. I like the design.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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lew

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#8 posted 12-02-2016 07:02 PM

You are right, Jim! Too pretty to burn! Beatiful!

I save scraps but have trouble seeing the projects hidden inside.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 12-02-2016 08:02 PM

Thanks you all for the nice comments!!

Hi Lew, you have to let the wood tell you what it wants to be. I stuck a pre-turned spigot on it and set it on the bench until it made up its mind!!!!!!!!!!
Some times stick two contrasting pieces together and you’ll get a couple answers!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 12-02-2016 08:13 PM

Great winged effect from just a 3/4’’ piece. Nice job Jim.

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

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Bob Collins

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#11 posted 12-02-2016 10:34 PM

Very nice Jim, always liked the wing projects. Ease up on the Elves Jim, your working them a bit hard lately.
Cheers.

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

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Cliff

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#12 posted 12-02-2016 10:53 PM

Nice work and nice save Jim!!!!!!!! In picture 2 what is the background it sits on?

Cliff.

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

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Mean_Dean

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#13 posted 12-02-2016 11:31 PM

Nice save of a beautiful piece of walnut! It certainly will now live on and provide beauty and pleasure to everyone who sees it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 12-02-2016 11:36 PM

Thanks Dave, Bob.Cliff and Dean.

Hi Bob. I have 3 more projects on the board now but the elves will have the weekend off.

Hi Cliff, it is sitting on our Quartz countertop in the kitchen. The light was poor in there last night..the counter is whole lot prettier that it looks.

Cheers, Jim

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

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Cliff

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#15 posted 12-03-2016 12:22 AM

Thanks Jim…I actually thought that whatever the surface, it was very nice and quite striking…very attractive.

Cliff.

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

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