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Display Rack and a few more Awls

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-27-2018 03:33 AM 501 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The people next to me at a craft show last Saturday did their first show and asked if I could make them a display rack. It had to be shipped KD to save carton size. This is what they wanted. It is made of maple and has 3/8” holes every inch so they can customize the arrangement depending on the length of what they are displaying.
It is finished with matte spray, but they may paint it!

I also finished 4 more awls made from a piece of hard maple burl. The tips are tool steel and hardened and they are finished with EEE and Shellawax.

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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#1 posted 11-27-2018 04:18 AM

LOL. At first I thought it was a display rack for the awls, then I read what it was about. The display looks like it could be useful for a lot of little things. Those awls have your signature shell in them too. Nice work.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 11-27-2018 05:45 PM

Hi Dave. I thought I’d help them get started in the craft show business. They import their materials from the Philippines and make the products here that they sell.

I can’t throw away pretty wood and this piece of burl was whittled down to just enough to get 4 blanks out of it. A couple had cracks after turning…I filled them.

Cheers, Jim

-- 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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#3 posted 11-27-2018 08:33 PM

This is a 2 parter Jim, A very nice helping hand gift for a fellow Crafter which will be very well received I’m sure.

Plus, a set of wonderful Awls which would be the pride of any woodworker.
Top work as usual 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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ralbuck

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#4 posted 11-27-2018 11:13 PM

Both projects turned out very well!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 11-28-2018 04:31 AM

Thanks Pete and Ralph. I have sold most of my awls and needed more stock!!

Cheers, Jim

ps I sure miss the E mail notices . I have not gotten any for about a week!

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

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lew

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#6 posted 11-28-2018 06:49 PM

No Paint! No Paint!!

Beautiful awls! Mine is proudly displayed, never used!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 11-28-2018 11:44 PM

Thanks, Lew. I sent it out today. After they pay me, I don’t care what they do with it.

You have to use that awl. It just fits your hand just right. I’m starting to sell more of them so I needed stock to fill the rack back up. I have to explain what goes into makiing one for customers to see the value.

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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#8 posted 11-30-2018 01:43 AM

Great work Jim. Very practical that it can be adjusted according to what is displayed .

A Big Wow for the Awls…It sure displays your Tool Maker Skills.

I am sure they will be very pleased.

Cliff.

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

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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 12-01-2018 07:19 AM

Nice lot of awls Jim, the stand is something I need for the mini pens and pill boxes I sell at the market.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 12-01-2018 11:27 PM

Thanks Cliff and Bob.

Hi Bob, display stands really show off the products better than laying on the table. I was selling refrigerator magnets just stuck to a piece of steel and everyone asked what they were. So, I made a little refrigerator with fake handles and all and stuck them on there and people still ask me what they are.

Cheers, Jim

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

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