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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-15-2011 01:57 PM 1365 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We went to Charm Ohio to the Keim Lumber Co. It is not your average lumber store but a fabulous oak trimmed palace inside – the woodworkers candy store!! Hardware, Paint,All kinds of domestic and exotic Wood, and woodworking tools!! Well I had to buy something so I picked up the 3” square block of Cocobola Rosewood from South America . I cut it up to make three bracelets but the larger one blew apart-too thin of a wall. One of these is turned with the grain and laminated with maple inside and the other is across the grain. I can’t make up my mind on which is the best way to turn the rest of them. What do you think?
These are 2.530” ID which gives about a 1/4” wall.
This wood turns differently that regular Rosewood. It is waxier- it is the best way I can say it. It loads up sandpaper like wet wood. Thank God for Abranet- it cleans out of there pretty easily. This is the first time I got to turn on the lathe for a few weeks so I took a picture.

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





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HalDougherty

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#1 posted 07-15-2011 02:15 PM

wow, that’s pretty wood! I’ve got a 6” x 6” x 2” block that I’ve got saved for forend tips and grip caps. I may have to turn a bowl or something out of it…

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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SawdustJunky

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#2 posted 07-15-2011 02:37 PM

Nice work. Turning must be lots of fun and very rewarding. I see folks post turned items here all the time and they make it look so easy. Huh….I’m not as young as I once was so building and restoring furniture is not as much fun as it used to be. Too heavy. I’m thinking about moving on to turning.
Great job!

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-15-2011 06:52 PM

Hi Hal. I wish the piece I bought was 3 1/4 at least so I could make my mom a bracelet out of it. I may lay up some walnut and box elder to make a nice contrasting one for her.

Hi Sawdust, I highly recommend getting a wood lathe. It will open a whole new world to you and you can completely finish a project is a short time compared to cabinet making ,etc. And you can find youBoy has that changed.
I don’t usually buy wood, but we don’t have any Cocobola or Rosewood growing around here.

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

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lanwater

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#4 posted 07-15-2011 08:35 PM

Those bracelets look really nice!

You do great work.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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CLSida

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#5 posted 07-15-2011 08:42 PM

I love them, they are so beautiful. Great work.

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peteg

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#6 posted 07-15-2011 10:24 PM

Gey that cocobola comes up beaut Jim, these are a nice pair, fabulous colour very well done my friend
Hey, you gotta learn to stay away from the “candy store” LOL :))

-- 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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#7 posted 07-16-2011 01:57 AM

Wow are these sharp I like’em both!! What did you use for a finish?

Jim I am going to send you a PM, have a question…

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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ShopTinker

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#8 posted 07-16-2011 02:36 AM

They are both beautiful, but I like the grain on the one on the right the best. Try one like that with walnut or other dark wood laminated in the center.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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Rustic

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#9 posted 07-16-2011 04:45 AM

They are really beautiful Jim

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

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bigike

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#10 posted 07-16-2011 05:16 AM

those are really beautiful, that wood looks great.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 07-16-2011 11:31 AM

Hey Dan, I’ll try that on the next one. I have lots of walnut. I would really like to try ebony but I don’t have any yet. I’m looking for Corian to use with the different woods. I just got a line on a place the uses it so I will visit them Monday to scrounge through the scrap if they let me. I’m glad you like that grain direction, so do I…..Jim

-- 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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#12 posted 07-17-2011 12:50 AM

Nice work Jim, great finish as well.

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

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peteg

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#13 posted 07-17-2011 01:47 AM

Hey Jim, you mentioned Corian, I picked some up the other day form a benchtop specialist, just told him I was a non profit hobby turner & could he help with some off cuts, mentioned to him I could knock him up a couple of paper towel stands with corion bases which he may be able to supply with the bench tops. He went for it & I came away with some decent size pieces (like 2’ x 15”) in midnight black, white satin, white marble style etc, didnt cost a cent except a couple of stands which is about 30min total.
Worth a try Jim good luck.
BTH it turns fabulous you can polish the edges with all sorts from auto paint cutter to brasso to eee
Cheers Mate

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

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Mark

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#14 posted 07-17-2011 09:11 PM

funny thing about these rings is they look like they’re worth alot more than any gold ring…love em

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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Dark_Lightning

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#15 posted 07-18-2011 05:09 AM

I gotta make some for my wife. These are really nice!

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