Lidded Barrel

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-12-2018 01:40 AM 692 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This barrel was turned from a cracked piece of olive wood from last year. The cracks are filled with black epoxy. The lid is inlaid with turquoise and iron pyrite powder. The iron pyrite does not show so much because it was so rough on the gouge that I had to sand it to finish shaping it.

It is 3” diameter and 4 1/4” high and finished with Danish oil and clear gloss lacquer.

One thing I learned from this project is that you do not put Danish oil over oil based paint. The oil rubbed off the paint on the bands and put in on the wood in between. I had to remount it on a jam chuck to sand the center wood.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 03-12-2018 01:46 AM

Nice mate.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#2 posted 03-12-2018 02:30 AM


Bet that smelled great when turning.

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

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#3 posted 03-12-2018 02:45 AM

Nice one Jim. Looks good enough to put a tapper on it.

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

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#4 posted 03-12-2018 03:19 AM

That is nice Jim !! Love the wood grain.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#5 posted 03-12-2018 03:29 AM

Cute box barrel, After doing those box turnings with the black walnut, planning on turning some more with small pieces of wood I have around the shop.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 03-12-2018 04:02 AM

Lovely Barrel ….........Very nice Jim.


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

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#7 posted 03-12-2018 04:24 AM

Great job

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#8 posted 03-12-2018 04:40 AM

Looks great Jim.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 03-12-2018 04:57 AM

Sweet job Jim, Olive wood is so nice! Would Acrylic paint have worked?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#10 posted 03-12-2018 05:03 AM

That looks really good Jim. 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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#11 posted 03-12-2018 08:58 AM

Great looking barrel/box. I see lot of different uses here. Thanks for oil tip – good to know.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 03-12-2018 09:04 AM

Great looking barrel Jim.

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

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#13 posted 03-12-2018 10:39 AM

Real nice Jim. The turquoise looks great too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 03-12-2018 11:04 AM

Beautiful work, nicely done, is it hard to work with olive wood ?

-- andrek

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#15 posted 03-12-2018 02:48 PM

Nice turning and the wood is beautiful.

-- MEL, Kansas

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