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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-20-2017 06:45 PM 1238 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small snifter made from olive wood. I was lucky to finish it with that crack right next to where I located the center. I had a bead turned on the shaft and half of it blew off when it was being formed. Some of the cracks were filled with black epoxy but the one in the bottom of the cup could not be recut by the time I discovered it so it was left in there with light showing through the piece. That makes it strictly decorative!.

It is finished with Danish oil.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 03-20-2017 06:47 PM

Love it!

Olive wood is a joy to turn and the aroma fills the shop!

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

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#2 posted 03-20-2017 06:47 PM

Looks like fine wine glass.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-20-2017 07:31 PM

The wood grain is beautiful. Nice turning Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 03-20-2017 07:33 PM


-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 03-20-2017 07:49 PM

What a nice piece of art… That is very pretty wood. Well done my friend.
Was that the last of the olive branch?

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#6 posted 03-20-2017 07:54 PM

I love the look of your sniffer and the grain is so beautiful! Then I saw the table that you placed the sniffer on and noticed the turquoise inlay. Beautiful table by the way! I see a few cracks in the sniffer and thought some turquoise would look great in those crack as well! Nice work nevertheless!

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

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#7 posted 03-20-2017 07:58 PM

Nicely done Jim.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 03-20-2017 08:01 PM

Fabulous piece of timber Jim, plus a very nice design, a bit of a bugger about the crack but great if you’re “on the wagon” ::- )
cheers bud

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

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#9 posted 03-20-2017 08:58 PM

Love those cracks in the worst of places.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 03-20-2017 09:41 PM

Hell man, put a quart size plastic bag in it and pour the dam Brandy. ;-)

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#11 posted 03-20-2017 10:30 PM

Nicely turned Snifter Jim, nice piece of wood and great finish.

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

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#12 posted 03-21-2017 12:53 AM

I reckon the cracks add to it’s character.
Love olive wood.


-- 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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#13 posted 03-21-2017 12:59 AM

Quite nice, Jim. That’s beautiful wood. Your craftsmanship makes it even more so.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#14 posted 03-21-2017 01:00 AM

Nice Jim. Too bad it cracked. Some cool spaced grain on this one.

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

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#15 posted 03-21-2017 01:57 AM

Nice goblet, All three projects posted are great.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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