Yin and Yang Necklaces

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-06-2016 12:42 AM 1138 views 5 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The neighbor girl is a writer and illustrator and she said that she is doing a story that involves the Yin and Yang and wondered if I could make her a necklace with that on it. I love a challenge so here it is. I made another shape too since I had the two woods out.
They are made from Walnut and Maple and finished with a 3 stage buff and wax

Here is what the yin and yang mean:

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

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#1 posted 12-06-2016 12:46 AM

That is really cool Jim! Some day I will graduate to the big league like you!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!


-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 12-06-2016 12:52 AM

Awesome work as usual Jim!!! Well done sir

-- 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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#3 posted 12-06-2016 12:58 AM

You sure conquered the challenge Jim, turned out real nice.

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

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#4 posted 12-06-2016 01:10 AM

COOL Yin Yang… whatever that is… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 12-06-2016 01:47 AM


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

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#6 posted 12-06-2016 01:59 AM

These should work out fine for her Jim. Look great. Those small size projects I find the hardest.

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

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#7 posted 12-06-2016 02:21 AM

Those are neat, Jim!

Hope she appreciates the amount of work it takes to make those.

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

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#8 posted 12-06-2016 04:57 AM

WOW!Beautiful pieces. Girls still love wooden jewellery?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 12-06-2016 05:31 AM

you have a use for the smallest bit of woods. nothing goes to waste in your shop I bet.. nice work

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 12-06-2016 07:24 AM

Looks like you had fun with this challenge. Hope that she loves them.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 12-06-2016 08:52 AM

Great job Jim.
They are so cool.


-- 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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#12 posted 12-06-2016 10:56 AM

It is “Yin Yan”, with no G. Roughly speaking, it is the circle of life. Or, ” for every action, there is a reaction.”

-- Mark

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#13 posted 12-06-2016 01:29 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I didn’t think I could make one and had the teacher at school cut them on the CNC, but the tails were wide open and did not fit so I traced these onto a stack of maple and walnut and cut on the outside of the lines and sanded to fit. It was a whole lot easier than I envisioned.

Hi Mark, Here is the explanation of Yin and Yang! The Yin is the walnut and the Yang is the maple!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 12-06-2016 03:20 PM

you made another people to be happy
masterful work as usual
thanks Jim

-- bambi

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#15 posted 12-06-2016 03:56 PM

I like these; they are very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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