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Abe Lincoln Lidded Box

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-04-2011 12:06 AM 1221 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another Mesquite lidded box. It is about as big a diameter as I do on the mini lathe. This one has an Abe Lincoln dollar embedded in the top. It is finished with EEE and Shellawax.

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





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sedcokid

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#1 posted 03-04-2011 12:33 AM

Jim,
Man, you have another beautiful turning project. I like the shape and wood, clever how you inlaid the
Abe Lincoln dollar!

Thanks for sharing !!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 03-04-2011 12:54 AM

very nice, like the grain pattern, great jib.

-- Paul

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#3 posted 03-04-2011 12:59 AM

very nice. do you run a forstner bit down through it, or hollow it out with a lathe tool

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

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#4 posted 03-04-2011 01:01 AM

Mesquite looks great what’s it like to work

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

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#5 posted 03-04-2011 01:03 AM

I didn’t even know they made an Abe Lincoln dollar?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#6 posted 03-04-2011 03:53 AM

Man that is beautiful

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

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#7 posted 03-04-2011 04:02 AM

Honest Abe never looked better.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#8 posted 03-04-2011 04:33 AM

think it’s worth more than a Dollar Jim, :))) nice job

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

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#9 posted 03-04-2011 04:09 PM

Hi Roger. My little lathe would never pull a forstner bit. So, I drill a 1/2” hole to where the bottom will be using a stop on the drill. Then I hollow it out with a bowl gouge.
Hi TDV…Mesquite is easy to turn- even when dry which is what I used here. You do run into cracks and tar veins( I call them) but I use epoxy and mesquite to fill them.
Hi Rivergirl. My friend Danny got me a roll of them so they will be in a lot of other things. There are a ton of new coins out but who will be using dollar coins when we have paper.

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

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#10 posted 03-05-2011 06:24 AM

cool turning, nice idea for an inlay.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#11 posted 03-05-2011 03:50 PM

Nice idea/use for the coins. I will be interested to see what else you put them in. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#12 posted 03-07-2011 05:55 AM

Good one Jim.

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

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#13 posted 03-07-2011 06:17 AM

Nice looking turning.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#14 posted 05-09-2011 12:12 PM

Hi Jim, another lovely turned piece. It amazes me how nicely you get the lids to fit. I am inclined to over do it and land up with a loose fitting lid.

Thanks for sharing your amazing work Jim

-- When you know better you do better.

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 05-09-2011 02:20 PM

Hi Cher. I’ll share a little secret I discovered in making these lidded round urns/boxes.
I turn the log and then put a spigot on each end. I part it where the lid and base will fit and then I turn the inside of the base for the fit area and take it out of the lathe.
I put in the lid and turn the inside of it to the finished design and to fit snugly into the base and also turn a real small internal spigot in that lid.That fitting is a show process for which I use a skew to shave off a very little Then I sand and and polish it to the final finish.
I put both pieces together with the centers they started with and turn the outside of the areas where they will join so they match perfectly.
Then I put the base in the chuck and turn and finish it inside and outside and turn off the bottom spigot with a jam chuck to fit the inside. I don’t touch the matched turned area during this final turning.
I put the lid on the chuck held by the internal spigot and turn and finish it. The joint matched perfectly inside and outside.

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

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