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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-06-2017 04:25 AM 988 views 0 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another piece I turned from the olive branch. It is 3” diameter and 4 1/2” high and finished with Danish oil and clear lacquer.The grain is incredible in olive wood. I first thought it was spalted wood but the branch was still alive with leaves on it!! I have more left yet!!

cheers, Jim

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





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Festus56

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#1 posted 03-06-2017 04:42 AM

Nice job Jim, that is pretty cool.

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#2 posted 03-06-2017 04:48 AM

Fantastic!

You sure lucked out with that olive wood score!

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

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#3 posted 03-06-2017 05:03 AM

Pretty wood Jim. Well done.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#4 posted 03-06-2017 05:06 AM

Really beautiful piece Jim. I heartily agree with your comment “the grain is incredible in olive wood”, and you certainly prove it with this box.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 03-06-2017 05:42 AM

A excellent piece Jim, you have really brought the grain out. Starting to think you took the elves down to AZ with you mate.

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

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#6 posted 03-06-2017 05:44 AM

Beautiful piece / wood…

Great job / Finish…

Very COOL!

Thank you.

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#7 posted 03-06-2017 06:24 AM

Very nice. Love Olive wood

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#8 posted 03-06-2017 06:24 AM

Nice group of projects posted, nice to able to use these special salvage woods

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 03-06-2017 07:00 AM

Very nice box! My mission for this year Adriatic coast vacation is to find some olive wood, it realy looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 03-06-2017 09:06 AM

Gotta love Olive wood.
That is beautiful Jim.
Great job.
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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#11 posted 03-06-2017 09:24 AM

Doggone ya, Jim. You make it look so easy.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 03-06-2017 10:49 AM

Jim. That Olive Wood is stunning!!!! Nice shape for the lidded box, looks great!!! The Danish Oil really brings out the grain.
Regards,

Cliff.

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

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#13 posted 03-06-2017 11:14 AM

Lidded bowls always seem so challenging, but yours always turn out great. Nice work, Jim!

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

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#14 posted 03-06-2017 11:48 AM

Great looking little Lidded Box Jim!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#15 posted 03-06-2017 01:54 PM

Beautiful.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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