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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-02-2011 08:44 PM 1039 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple of little things that have been hanging around the lathe waiting for someone to finish them
The first one is a small Box Elder cup made from splicing two real colorful thin pieces of the wood together because none was thick enough by it self. I got this hollow log from a friend to make a cross for church in Traverse City but after cutting it up, the good part was way to thin to be of much use. So I made a cup for the farmer that gave me the log.
The second item is a sword I made out of a steel fishing pole when I was about 10. I found it in our garage when we sold the old homestead and it still had the cork handle on it that I used as a kid. I turned a new handle for it out of Pecan and fitted the end with a 30-30 shell and a brass ferule. See, I’m still goofing around like I was 10 again!!

That last pic is an acorn sprouting a new oak tree. This is how it all starts for us woodworkers!!
I dug that up when putting mulch around the trees. Those squirrels did that!! I moved it to a new site.

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

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#1 posted 06-02-2011 10:30 PM

Wonderful thoughts, wonderful little projects-
But most of all I love that last picture.
Thank you, that was really poetic.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 06-03-2011 12:24 AM

The acorn is quite beautifully photographed. Love it.

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#3 posted 06-03-2011 12:54 AM

It’s not always about the end object Jim, you have shared your schoolboy play times, mother nature doin her thing, & making do with a couple of pieces of leftover timber.
Thanks for reminding us to occasionally stop & sniffthe roses & dream a little :)))

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

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#4 posted 06-03-2011 03:26 AM

I call dibs on the lumber from the oak!!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 06-03-2011 03:33 AM

You are quite the Man!! Great projects…..... little is sometimes better, I think it keeps us focused on what is really importantant… And the beginning of something special!!

Thanks for sharing…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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