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Humpty Dumpty Lidded Box

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-31-2018 10:47 PM 720 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This lidded box was turned from female box elder. It is 5 1/2” dia and 4” high. It is finished with satin lacquer and buffed and waxed.

But why do I call it Humpty Dumpty ??

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king’s elves and all the king’s men
( Using Titebond III) put Him together again”

He was in 5 pieces after falling from the rack in the boiler room. All were clean breaks..what a break for me!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

Humpty dumpty was sold today!

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





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peteg

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#1 posted 11-01-2018 12:19 AM

Well that sure explains that one Jim, that title had me wondering.
Boy that is some glue up I cant see any joints, the timber was well worth saving 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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Rick S...

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#2 posted 11-01-2018 12:22 AM

Nice Project & Nice Recovery Jim!

Regards: Rick S.

-- Made In Ontario, CANADA

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 11-01-2018 12:46 AM

Humpty looks great and in good health. Now you are making bowls that require some assembly. Nice save.

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

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 11-01-2018 01:28 AM

Ah another form of “wood rescue” very well done n 2 counts. #1. Fine turning

#2. Great save

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

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John

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#5 posted 11-01-2018 01:30 AM

Hard to believe I can’t see the cracks! I sure like the colour of the Elder, not a wood common to this area.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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lew

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#6 posted 11-01-2018 01:34 PM

Well that suck! Glad you could repair it.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 11-01-2018 06:30 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments.

I was sick for a while when it hit the floor and I had my hands full of another project that caused it. Two of the pieces were in the cover for the boiler and it took me a while to find them. I don’t like jigsaw puzzles but I did not want to throw this one away. The lines in the grain pretty much hide the repair.

Cheers, Jim

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

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majuvla

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#8 posted 11-01-2018 08:00 PM

Fro my point of view, very demanding project- stil have to make some lided box- this could be quite nice model

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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John Stegall

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#9 posted 11-01-2018 09:08 PM

Good job, good repair, and definitely worth the repair.

-- jstegall

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 11-01-2018 10:09 PM

Thanks, Ivan and John!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 11-01-2018 10:53 PM

Humpty Dumpty had a big brake but Jim put him together again for every ones sake.
Nice repair job buddy.

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

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Cliff

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#12 posted 11-02-2018 12:44 AM

Jim…. Beautiful wood that Female Box Elder. It has a marble appearance. Very attractive!!!

Do you use a wire to burn the grooves? If so under or over. Terrific project !!!!!

Regards,

Cliff.

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

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Bob Collins

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#13 posted 11-02-2018 06:05 AM

Great save Jim, sure is great looking wood.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 11-02-2018 11:27 AM

Thanks Tony, Cliff and Bob!!

Hi Tony, funny thing is there was a knot hole near the bottom that I already had filled with turquoise and it did not break through there. It must have been because of where it contacted the concrete floor.

Hi Cliff. I did use a thin wire. It has a wood ball on each end and I go over the piece in a small groove put in with a skew. the kids at school use one a lot and everyone is looking when the smoke is pouring out of the piece!!

Hi Bob..this was a challenge for the elves!!

cheers, Jim

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

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stefang

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#15 posted 11-02-2018 04:11 PM

In Norway we call that (poorly translated) luck in the bad luck. Glad it worked out ok for you in the end. Always a shame if a sweet turning gets wasted.

I had my newest turning, a fairly large deep segmented bowl that I have spent untold hours constructing part off while turning between the bottom at the glue joint and the piece attached to the faceplate. It slammed the floor without getting damaged except that it had an easily removable rub of enamel paint on it from the wooden floor. My fault as the glue joint wasn’t as strong as it should have been due to using only one clamp instead of 4.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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