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These are some egg cups I turned from a branch of a Mesquite tree I found in the desert. I trimmed it off with my new Craftsman cordless chain saw. Boy does that save the effort over a bow saw on that hard wood.
The 2 on the right were from some other wood blanks that I had with me out here in Az.
I finished them with EEE polish and Mylands friction polish

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!





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wchips

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#1 posted 1186 days ago

Nice egg cups I am going to have to find myself some Mesquite wood when i am in Az in a week or so Would also like to find some iron wood. I do not have any woodworking tool in AZ except my carving tools I carve with the Easy Bleeders in Apache Junction occasionally.I also carve with the group at Sunbird in Chandler

-- wchips

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tdv

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#2 posted 1186 days ago

Nice egg cups & that friction polish is great isn’t it? instant shine
Best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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jack1

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#3 posted 1186 days ago

making me hungry

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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WoodenFrog

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#4 posted 1185 days ago

Jim, those are really nice.
Are you gonna turn some eggs also?
I wish I had a lathe, I would be trying this kinda stuff all the time.
Great work thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 1185 days ago

Hi woodenfrog. I don’t make any eggs, just eat the ones I put in the cups.
The lathe I am using out here in the desert is a $120 jewel from Harbor Freight. It is underpowered for something 4” or bigger, but if you take small cuts you can make some pretty good pieces on it.
This egg cup was cut for about a 4 1/2” branch

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 1184 days ago

Great pieces Jim. Nice fine turning.

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

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sedcokid

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#7 posted 1184 days ago

Jim, these are very nice! Like the shape and finish! Great job.

thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Rustic

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#8 posted 1184 days ago

I like them Jim. I forgot you were AZ. I was going to call you. Oh well

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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