Ironwood Goblets

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-23-2017 07:38 PM 1096 views 1 time favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my basement shop is all cleaned for the winter and I got bored with nothing to do so I took these last 2 pieces of an ironwood branch out to the barn and made some goblets out of them. I found that I am terrible at making beads!!

One is 5” tall and the other is 5 5/8” tall. I left the shape of the branch on the base to show where they came from. Ironwood branches are not round but have a lot of flats on them.

They are finished with EEE and Shellawax.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 12-23-2017 07:40 PM

Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 12-23-2017 07:40 PM

Time to start pouring the wine Jim. Nice work! Shouldn’t you be helping the wife get ready for Christmas?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 12-23-2017 07:51 PM

I realy can’t tell that you are not good in anything related to woodturning. Nice pieces and beautiful wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-23-2017 08:03 PM

I’d say you did just great!

Merry Christmas, Jim, to you and your family!

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

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#5 posted 12-23-2017 08:21 PM

Nicely done Jim, I like the natural base, the one on the left might have a slightly better proportion (from the pic)

alll the best for Xmas to you & Carol

cheers Bud

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

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#6 posted 12-23-2017 08:27 PM

I thought I had a lot of projects with about 100.
This is your 714 !!!!! project post !!!

I wish I had half of your free time….

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#7 posted 12-23-2017 08:32 PM

Very well done.

Iron wood is extremely difficult to work too. I used to grow where I formerly lived and I cut fells for firewood then.

The ironwood taught me how to sharpen chains for the saws. It would really test them.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 12-23-2017 09:23 PM

Very nicely done Jim! My Favourite one is this one. ... WOW! ... You even got a Lumberjocks “Award Of Honour” for that one! ;}

Regards: Rick

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#9 posted 12-23-2017 10:44 PM

The end result is what counts and the beads look great. MERRY CHRISTMAS

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 12-23-2017 10:52 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. This is my last project this year.
Hi Eric, I did not look at the total until you said that. Wow, time flies! I don’t watch TV..instead I like to make things for me an others.

Hi Ralbuck, this Michigan ironwood is a whole lot different from that from Arizona or Mexico. I’d never use that again. It is tough on tools. This stuff is real easy to turn. I’m giving that tall goblet to the guy that gave me the branch and he said he has a bigger branch for next year.

Hi Rick, a special thanks to you. I like that one best too. I just made the other one to use up that short piece. They both had a branch growing out the side..some of it shows in this one.

Cheers, my friends!!!!!!!!!............................Jim

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

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#11 posted 12-23-2017 10:54 PM

I was going to ask about the unique shape of the bottom until I read the post. I’ll still give you the credit for leaving it on. Nice goblets Jim. I’m like you with the beads, it’s hit or miss.

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

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#12 posted 12-23-2017 11:05 PM

Thanks, Dave. I’m not good with a skew..using it the proper way of slicing with it. That is the best way to cut a bead. I wish you were coming to Arizona this year. You could be going home with some osage orange!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 12-23-2017 11:08 PM

Very nice Jim.

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

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#14 posted 12-23-2017 11:10 PM

Beautiful goblets and interesting fact about ironwood branches – The rough shaped base is really eye catching. Merry Christmas.

-- Leafherder

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#15 posted 12-24-2017 12:08 AM

I’m glad you clarified that that was not southwestern iron wood otherwise I’d have to start calling you bat crazy 8^)

Nice elegant shape, how does it hold up to liquids?

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