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Two More Rattles for McKinlee

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-19-2018 12:31 AM 591 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished a couple rattles that might be a bit big for our great granddaughter to use just yet.
The first one is a box elder ring (4” diameter and 3/4” thick) that has an orange cat eye marble encapsulated inside and it makes a fair amount of noise.

The second one is one I saw on Facebook that my sister sent to me and asked if I could make one. A challenge from my little sister…of course I’ll give it a go. It is cherry and 1 1/4” diameter and 4 1/4” long with 6 captured rings. I had this one stuck on my lathe for a few days because I could not cut the captured rings that close together with my undercut tools. So I made a captured ring bit and I’ll put some shots of it below.

They are both 3 stage buffed waxed.

Cheers, Jim

This is the double ended ring bit I made from a 3/8” lathe tool bit

This is the bit in my universal bit holder for the wood lathe.

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





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 11-19-2018 05:04 AM

Holy moly Jim. That’s a great job on those rings. I had a hard time doing one that looked good. Another challenge defeated.

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

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#2 posted 11-19-2018 01:11 PM

Excellent Jim!! I love them both – and so will McKinlee!! I don’t know anything about turning but I’m guessing it was challenging to get that many rings AND turn the wood in-between them? I’ve seen that online, too, but I think those were dowels with balls glued on to the end. Yours is much more elegant :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#3 posted 11-19-2018 02:32 PM

Those are neat! Nice tool you created!

BTW, apparently the email notifications for Buddy posts are not working again.

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

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#4 posted 11-19-2018 02:38 PM

Very Kewl love em.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 11-19-2018 07:25 PM

They look like fun toys Jim!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 11-19-2018 08:02 PM

These will be treasured indeed because Grandpa Jim made them :) Boy this little one is going to need a bigger case when she goes home
cheers
pete

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 11-19-2018 09:06 PM

Thanks Dave, Kim. Lew,mcoyfrog,John and Pete!

Hi Kim, it is actually pretty easy once you have the little hook tool. I cut them all loose and they stayed just about where they were and then I taped them to the side when I turned the center axle.

Hi Lew. I was wondering about that. I did not see any guys’ project today and that is unusual. I drop a note to cricket.

Hi Pete. My wife mentioned that she needs a toy box already. I’ll wait until spring for that so I can see how many more I need to fit in the box.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 11-19-2018 10:16 PM

Very nice.

-- Terry Osnach, Stonewall, MB, Canada

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#9 posted 11-19-2018 10:32 PM

GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#10 posted 11-20-2018 02:05 PM

Nice work…I love them!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 11-21-2018 01:44 AM

Jim…Well Done!!!!

Cliff

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 11-22-2018 01:32 AM

Thanks Terry, Tony, Ivan and Cliff.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 11-24-2018 05:46 AM

I like the rattles, will remember to try one for baby gifts. I like your idea of the tool bit. The first and only captive ring I made on the goblet, I used a lathe tool bit that I ground. Did the whole process on the metal lathe. attaching it to I think a gouge is a great idea as it give freedom of hand movement.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 11-26-2018 04:19 AM

Hi Brian. That is what I did..just ground one of my lathe tool bits to fit.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 11-28-2018 12:32 AM

A rattle needs to make noise Jim, nice job.

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

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