Winged Frog

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-15-2010 04:18 PM 1737 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is what I call a Winged Frog because of the shape and the steel frog set in the middle. [The Frog is used for holding cut flowers upright with the pins sticking into the stems]. It is made from BoxElder, with just a tinge of red. The center of the base is walnut. It is what is left of the spiggot I glued in to be able to hold this piece. The original piece was too thin to do what I wanted so I had to improvise. The wings were laid on with a template and cut on the bandsaw. The edge was painted to go along with the accent ring on the top

Fiinish is semi-gloss Deft.

This block was laying around in the barn for years and I got tired of looking at it and did not want to burn it. One day I saw the extra frog I had purchased and it was a Go from then.

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

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#1 posted 11-15-2010 04:23 PM

That looks very nice and I’m sure that it works very well.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Mary Anne

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#2 posted 11-15-2010 04:53 PM

Nice job improvising and creating, Jim. It has a very ‘modern’ look about it.
Wings are a fun challenge, aren’t they?

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#3 posted 11-15-2010 05:21 PM

Really elegant, I can see it with flowers.
You have a amazing finish on the turnings.
Wish I was living close so I could get some lessons.
Best thoughts my friend,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Monty Queen

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#4 posted 11-15-2010 06:00 PM

Beautiful work, Great craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 11-15-2010 06:01 PM

Another great creation! Great shape and finish!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 11-15-2010 09:30 PM

Hi Jim, this is an interesting project, it is marvellous what one can do with a lathe, a bandsaw and a piece of wood.

Thanks for sharing Jim

-- When you know better you do better.

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#7 posted 11-16-2010 03:38 AM

Very cool turning Jim. Love the design. Should look great with flowers.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 11-16-2010 04:53 PM

Thank you all for all the nice comments. It is so nice to get such support from my Lumberjock freinds. I wish we could all meet in one place for a grand party and discuss wood projects for a week!!!!!!!!

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

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#9 posted 11-18-2010 02:19 AM

That is just too cool, Jim!
Great work Keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#10 posted 12-14-2010 10:53 PM

Serbian to English translation
Excellent work, well-designed sleek design were done perfectly …

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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