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Sea SaltCellar #4 ... and toy from firewood

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-08-2018 02:43 AM 1151 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished #4 salt cellar tonight. It is made from red female box elder. It has the brass pivot pin and the 2 -3/16” magnets for a locating closure. It finished up at 3 1/2” x 3” high and comes with a small spoon of the same wood and fits inside. It is finished inside with Watco butcher block oil and Danish Oil and buffed and waxed on the outside.

I also turned this cup and ball toy from a piece of walnut firewood that I was throwing in the furnace a few days ago. It was clear and too nice to waste. It is 2” diameter and 8” long and finished with Danish oil and clear satin lacquer.It will be for my great granddaughter who is just 4 months old but she have to grow into it.

Cheers, Jim

-- 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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#1 posted 12-08-2018 04:37 AM

Nice projects! That walnut sure is beautiful.

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

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#2 posted 12-08-2018 05:13 AM

COOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#3 posted 12-08-2018 06:38 AM

Jim…Absolutely Beautiful…....Again that Box Elder is Beautiful. Great Idea to have the spoon fit inside.

You just need a Plate of Piping Hot Fish & Potato Chips with Heaps of Salt….

What a lovely Old Fashioned Toy for your Great Grand Daughter. Very Very Nice.

Regards, Cliff.

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

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#4 posted 12-08-2018 07:44 AM

Very nicely done Jim. (Both projects) ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 12-08-2018 10:33 AM

That is some fine skill challenging toy…you never get bored of that kind of play.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 12-08-2018 12:49 PM

The sea salt cellars surely sell well at the craft fairs – and/or – will make great gifts. What are you using for the black inlay line? That looks really neat. Love the toy, too! Did you turn the tiny ball, too? Great work again, Jim!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#7 posted 12-08-2018 01:48 PM

The ball for the toy, gone all the way with two colors of wood in 3 pieces. You always pay attention to details on your work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 12-08-2018 02:19 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments!

Hi Kim, the black lines are burned in grooves from a wire with the piece spinning at about 2000 rpm. I laminated up some scraps from the last projects and turned the ball from them. The string is Kevlar fishing line..should last a lifetime.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 12-08-2018 02:23 PM

I like the cup and ball toy Jim. You just gave me an idea for christmas gifts for some of the younger ones.

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

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#10 posted 12-08-2018 04:06 PM

Well done Jim!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 12-08-2018 04:39 PM

McKinlee will love this fine toy from Grandpa nice salt dock GRATZ TOP 3 GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#12 posted 12-08-2018 06:39 PM

Thanks Dave, Mike and tony!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 12-08-2018 11:02 PM

That’s a real winner Jim.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 12-09-2018 01:54 AM

Thanks, Tony!!

Cheers, mate…................Jim

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

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John

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#15 posted 12-10-2018 01:48 AM

Good work Jim, that’s a great looking toy.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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