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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 1240 days ago 1103 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this small lidded box as a gift for my friends, Miles and Marylou from Canada. It was turned from Eucalyptus from the wood pile of split wood in the campground. Miles was one of the guys that did most of the cutting and splitting.

The finish is EEE followed by Shellawax.

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





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glynn

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#1 posted 1240 days ago

good job I like it ,save all the firewood you can

-- jim nevada

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DaddyZ

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#2 posted 1240 days ago

Sweet!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Alongiron

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#3 posted 1240 days ago

I really like that turning alot. I wish I had your turning talent! keep up the good work!
Any turning hints for us rookie turners?

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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peteg

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#4 posted 1240 days ago

the timber has certainly created a point of difference with this one Jim, lovely little box, looks like it went down well also:)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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sedcokid

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#5 posted 1240 days ago

Jim,
As always you do a magnificant job turning your projects! The shape is lovely, the finish is grand and the folks you made it for appear to appreciate you efforts!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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dufus7441

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#6 posted 1240 days ago

nice job, like the grain pattern.

-- Paul

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 1240 days ago

Good one Jim, nice shape. Do you know what eucalyptus it is?, would be interested. There are hundreds of varieties.

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

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Rustic

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#8 posted 1240 days ago

Wow

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 1239 days ago

Hi Grumpy. I don’t know the type of eucalyptus. It was cut on a golf course in Casa Grande, Arizona and discarded. The trunk was about 30” in diameter and it was cut to logs and split. It was real gnarly when split and I had to search to find a piece with no cracks. I have one more piece about 4” wide for a future project. The rest went up in black smoke. It has a lot of pitch in it and ignites very quickly.
The thing i found that was neat were the blue-gray lines running through it!!

-- 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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#10 posted 1239 days ago

Thanks Jim. I am a bit stumped on this one but it is a nice looking piece.

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

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Roger

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#11 posted 1238 days ago

dat’s a real beauty! I really like the grain

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Cher

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#12 posted 1171 days ago

Hi Jim, once again a lovely gift. Your work is magnificent, I hope to be as good a turner as you.. one day.

Thanks for sharing Jim

-- When you know better you do better.

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