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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-12-2017 07:07 PM 679 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started with an order to make 2 rings out of some wood from trees removed from Michigan State University. The customer could get oak, pine or sycamore and I chose the sycamore for her project. There was to be one plain ring for her husband and one for her with a green inlay ( MSU color). The wood she bought was about 2 1/16×7 3/4” x 24 and quite old and had checking from the ends and the sides and a big warp in it. She asked if I could get 2 French style rolling pins out of it as well so these are the results of surgically cutting out the blanks:

Three French rolling pins about 1.900×20”
One Shoe horn that was smaller diameter than usual because the piece left was only 1 1/4” square
Five rings, two small ones with the inlay ( three of them blew up on the mandrel) and 3 larger ones. I had to soak this dry wood in CA glue before making the rings and some still broke.

The last is a French rolling pin made from Cedar from Andrews University ( part of the stash delivered to me by LJ Bushmaster) Thanks, Brian.
The rolling pins and shoe horn are buffed and waxed.

The rings are finished with EEE polish and Shellawax.

She will get her pick of the group!

Cheers, Jim

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





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ANATOLII MATIASHCHUK

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#1 posted 11-12-2017 09:11 PM

Very beautiful and delicate work

-- Anatolii UKRAINE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJuV0Qghalv8QkgY8XJPkSg

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 11-12-2017 09:43 PM

Miracle man at work…

Reminds me of a guy who made wine from water and fed a bunch from a small bunch of fish… :)

You did the same with some small piece of wood! LOL

Very good!

-- 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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lew

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#3 posted 11-12-2017 11:05 PM

Jim,
You never slow down!

Spalting in that center ring is beautiful!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 11-12-2017 11:22 PM

Thanks Anatolii, Joe and Lew

Hi Lew, I was hoping that center ring survived because I placed the spalting in the center for him. I hope he picks that one.

Cheers, Jim

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

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leafherder

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#5 posted 11-12-2017 11:32 PM

Great job and very skillful cutting to get all of that out of your rough materials. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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BobWemm

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#6 posted 11-12-2017 11:35 PM

Great stuff mate.

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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Grumpy

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#7 posted 11-13-2017 12:25 AM

Nice one Jim.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 11-13-2017 12:29 AM

Thanks, John, Bob and Tony!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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bushmaster

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#9 posted 11-13-2017 12:54 AM

I think you are working overtime, hard to keep up to your master pieces, The cedar looks good. guess you will heading off to Arizona soon.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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John

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#10 posted 11-13-2017 01:22 AM

Very nice Jim, attractive inlay on the rings.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 11-13-2017 01:51 AM

Thanks Brian and John!!

Hey Brian, I put one of those cedar logs on the lathe last night and hollowed it out. It will be a light weight lamp!
I used my laser with that external battery box on it and it is real reliable now. Did you get your double battery box installed on your laser yet?
I’ll be in Arizona right after Christmas.

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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#12 posted 11-13-2017 03:56 AM

A lot of projects out of that log Jim. Nice work.

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

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majuvla

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#13 posted 11-13-2017 07:31 AM

Those rings are always inspiration- that wood grain makes them special.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Cliff

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#14 posted 11-13-2017 11:19 AM

Beautiful!!!!!

The Rolling Pin wood is very pretty.

Cliff.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 11-13-2017 01:56 PM

Thanks Dave, Ivan and Cliff.

cheers, Jim

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

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