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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-20-2018 02:42 AM 730 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a little practice in making a piece in the style of Rudy Lopez. Rudy is coming to the Grand River Turners Guild in March for a demo and training and they showed some of his work at the last meeting. I noticed a beaded edge piece turned on two axis’ and tried to make one.
This is a piece of real dry birch log that was on the firewood pile in the barn. I first turned it from the ends…..turned away the bark and cut beads in the side of the log. Then I turned it from the sides and made the bowl and the beads replaced what would usually be the natural edge. The last shot shows the first turning.

It is 6” long and about 3” diameter and finished with Danish Oil.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Tooch

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#1 posted 12-20-2018 03:34 AM

Cool concept. It took me.a few moments to understand the “2 axis” idea, but I got it now. Very nicely done

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#2 posted 12-20-2018 03:40 AM

You just “bowled” some of us over. Super neat piece.

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

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#3 posted 12-20-2018 03:51 AM

It’s like a tongue twister for turning. Definitely cool and unique Jim. I’m going to keep this one on the future list, way future list.

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

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#4 posted 12-20-2018 04:03 AM

Amazing effort.

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

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#5 posted 12-20-2018 04:43 AM

amazing bowl

-- bambi

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#6 posted 12-20-2018 05:25 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. This piece took all of 90 minutes to complete. Sanding off the lathe took twice that time!

cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 12-20-2018 05:28 AM

Nice Jim, I hate the sanding part.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 12-20-2018 05:42 AM

Thanks, Bob. I did not dare any sanding on the lathe or I’d have broken my hand in that propeller. I turned it around 1800 to get the best finish so I didn’t have to sand too much, but I still did. It would have come out much better with a harder and maybe a wet/green wood!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 12-20-2018 05:53 AM

Pretty unique design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 12-20-2018 06:29 AM

Neat idea Jim, I’ll have to think of some application for this.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 12-20-2018 08:57 AM

What a concept, Jim That’s nuts. That none of the beads blew out is a wonderment. Pic 4: With what did you roll the beads, Dear Jim? With what? Perchance, a skew?

-- Mark

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#12 posted 12-20-2018 08:59 AM

Oh, wait. I gotta Favorite this puppy. It’s all that and a great big jar of pickled pigs’ feet.

-- Mark

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#13 posted 12-20-2018 10:09 AM

don’t have a clue what happened but it’s interesting as all get out

-- 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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#14 posted 12-20-2018 11:36 AM

Nice work Jim, very effective with the beads in lieu off. Know what you mean with sanding the propeller on the lathe.

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

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#15 posted 12-20-2018 01:01 PM

Very nice, Jim! I find it very interesting to read about the turning projects you and others do and all the different tools and methods you use. I may not have a clue what they are but maybe someday!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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