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Fractal Burned Pencil Cans

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-19-2018 11:30 PM 992 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a bowl blank laying around the high school shop and no one wanted it because it had this big crack all the way through one side, so I turned it between classes and brought it home and split at at the crack and made these 2 pencil cans. They have 2 – 5/8” rare earth magnets glued in the back so they hang on any steel surface.

I thought they might look nice with some fractal burned patterns on them and I got carried away.

They are finished with Danish oil and clear enamel.

Cheers, Jim

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





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splinterbubba

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#1 posted 04-19-2018 11:52 PM

Something great out of scrap love it ! The burn really stands out nicely on those handy pencil cups….

Good thinkin…

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 04-20-2018 12:05 AM

Looks good Jim nice save and the burning makes them original.

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

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#3 posted 04-20-2018 12:24 AM

You cunning old bugger Jim, well done mate ;)
cheers
pete

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

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#4 posted 04-20-2018 12:28 AM

Nice one Jim.

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

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#5 posted 04-20-2018 12:29 AM

Hey Jim, the extra burning makes it look more natural. Cool idea to split it and make two.

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

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#6 posted 04-20-2018 12:49 AM



Something great out of scrap love it ! The burn really stands out nicely on those handy pencil cups….

Good thinkin…

- splinterbubba


Another great WOOD RESCUE has occurred!

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

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#7 posted 04-20-2018 01:05 AM

Very cool looking with that fractal burning!!

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

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#8 posted 04-20-2018 01:43 AM

Looks good. Great job buddy

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#9 posted 04-20-2018 01:43 AM

Fantastic patterns! Stay safe around all that amperage!

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

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#10 posted 04-20-2018 02:42 AM

Always a way to salvage wood and projects, way to go and fun doing the burning besides.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 04-20-2018 04:36 AM

Good looking rescue, Jim! Show these at school and they’ll be thinking twice about bypassing cracked bowls!

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 04-20-2018 06:04 AM

Nice cups made with pretty cool wood. So practical by the way. I always have fight with pens all arround.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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woodshaver Tony C

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#13 posted 04-20-2018 10:19 AM

Nice save jim! Looks much better than my cardboard pencil box!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 04-20-2018 11:38 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. The nice thing is when you set out to make a pencil can like this, you always make 2.

Hi Lew, I almost grabbed the ground rod without pulling the plug. Then I might not have been able to post these!
I’m going to rubber wrap it today.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 04-20-2018 11:50 AM

Really stunning. I’m curious about the blood spot on the wall. That’s why I haven’t tried fractals ;-)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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