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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-26-2018 04:31 AM 550 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a request from the last show to make cross the same shape as one of my 5” hand crosses but twice as tall as my 9 1/4” rosewood cross..made from mesquite and with the copper inlay. It is for a person who collects unique crosses.
This is it. 18 1/2” long with a 5/8’ wide copper inlay. It is finished with satin lacquer

Cheers, Jim

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





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robscastle

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#1 posted 11-26-2018 05:36 AM

Thats looks like some very fancy work there Jim,

A couple of questions:
1. Why is the inlay copper instead of silver?
2. Did you make the crossbar ends from the center section offcuts?

-- Regards Rob

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 11-26-2018 11:30 AM

good looking work Jim, I like the irregular angles

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 11-26-2018 11:44 AM

Thanks Rob and Dick !

Hi Rob. The little crosses had copper and brass inlay and she said she wanted copper in this one.
I don’t have much mesquite left up here in Michigan so I had to cut this from a rough 2” thick piece. Then it was half lapped in the radial arm saw with a dado blade.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 11-26-2018 11:56 AM

very nice cross,Jim
Like the inlay

-- bambi

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#5 posted 11-26-2018 02:19 PM

Nice work, Jim! I like the shape and copper inlay.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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lew

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#6 posted 11-26-2018 04:01 PM

That is gorgeous, Jim. I know your friend will love it.

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

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 11-26-2018 05:07 PM



That is gorgeous, Jim. I know your friend will love it.

- lew

FANTASTICALLY gorgeous.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 11-26-2018 08:12 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I hope she likes it too.

Cheers, Jim

-- 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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#9 posted 11-26-2018 10:44 PM

Nice one Jim. That copper does look good. It is definitely unique.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 11-27-2018 03:24 AM

Thanks, Dave. She wanted a unique one. I’‘m glad she did not want turquoise inlay. I don’t have enough left to do this big inlay.

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 11-28-2018 12:27 AM

Nice job as usual Jim. I like the inlay effect.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 11-29-2018 12:02 AM

Thanks, Tony. That is what the customer ordered.

Cheers, Jim

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

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Cliff

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#13 posted 11-30-2018 01:40 AM

Nice work Jim.. Beautifully made ,

Cliff.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 11-30-2018 03:26 AM

Thanks, Cliff

Cheers, Jim

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

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