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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-18-2011 04:23 PM 1676 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this left over piece of box elder on the back of my work bench and I was going to pitch it with the cut offs from the log but got a short brain storm to make something out of it to save the fire grain in it. I laid it out into an obelisk shape and just cut it on the bandsaw and sanded the sides. I shot is with clear matte finish and kept it to look at for the beauty in the wood.

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





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#1 posted 10-18-2011 05:29 PM

Avery good save. I like it.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

#2 posted 10-18-2011 05:31 PM

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#3 posted 10-18-2011 06:24 PM

A beautiful piece of wood that will look pretty sitting on a shelf!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 10-18-2011 06:42 PM

Well done…..A beatiful piece of art with natures help

-- Ray,Iowa

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#5 posted 10-18-2011 07:01 PM

Beautiful wood. Looks like a fine stone, really. What a great piece.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 10-18-2011 07:36 PM

Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.
Why do you think they call it the ’left coast’?

I agree with Brandon. I seriously thought it was a piece of stone and
wondered how you shaped it (with woodworking tools!!!?)

Lee
Moreno Valley’s local has-been
Servant of the Living God.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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#7 posted 10-18-2011 08:49 PM

Also from the socialist capital of America… ;0)

Great looking piece. Glad you saved it.

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

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#8 posted 10-18-2011 09:14 PM

nice save

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

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#9 posted 10-18-2011 10:13 PM

Nice piece Jim,:)

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

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#10 posted 10-18-2011 10:50 PM

sweet ! would look good in anyone’s collection

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 10-19-2011 12:25 AM

that will look gr8 no matter where it is placed

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#12 posted 10-19-2011 12:27 AM

Love it and understand why you did it, Great keep!

-- Al Carscadden, Panga Design, http://www.pangadesign.com info@pangadesign.com

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#13 posted 10-19-2011 12:41 AM

Nice save Jim, looks great. I have some scraps of Box Elder in the shed, now you have given me an idea on how to use them… Thanks.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#14 posted 10-19-2011 12:57 AM

great save jim

and all the ways we all learned
from the blog you did
about cutting it

sometimes
the simple ones
are the best

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 10-19-2011 02:07 AM

Jim,
this is a beautiful save, the shape is beautiful. I don’t seem to find the blog you did on this, will you send me a PM with the link.

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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