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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-05-2011 04:42 AM 1008 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another Box Elder Obelisk. This time it is bigger to accommodate a photo disc that you can snap a picture into and push it into the 1 3/8 hole in the face of the obelisk. The last shot is the one of Charlize I wanted to put in there but could not shrink it enough to fit.

When I looked at the project after posting, the first picture looks like we are inside looking out of a port hole in the wood

It is finished with clear matte spray finish

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





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#1 posted 11-05-2011 04:48 AM

Great looking box elder & very nice finish.

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#2 posted 11-05-2011 04:51 AM

This is an interesting one Jim, Is that an old clock rim you used for the frame ??, this shape is great in that it gives a real lift to the photo but retains a small footprint, (& of course draws you eye to it like a magnet)
Well done Mate :)

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

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#3 posted 11-05-2011 05:05 AM

Hey Pete. Tim and I were having coffee and looking at some of the smaller obelisks and Tim suggested a clock or something mounted in it. I had the choice and used this photo disc because people can personalize it. Actually I could put 3 photos and a clock in it!!They have those photo discs in Klockit but I found them locally at Woodcraft and bought all they had …..............Jim

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

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#4 posted 11-05-2011 05:09 AM

Its like the wood version of an “Oscar” award or something! Very Cool!

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

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#5 posted 11-05-2011 05:33 AM

save some for me Jim lol there is a great idea

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

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#6 posted 11-05-2011 05:52 AM

Jim,
This is a nice project, your Box Elder Obelisk is beautiful the finish is great and the wood is gorgeous. I think you should make a very large so that you can get Charlize picture in it ;)

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 11-05-2011 06:08 AM

Another nice project Jim, as Chuck said you should definitely do one to fit Chalize’s photo. Maybe in Corian.

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

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#8 posted 11-05-2011 06:58 AM

Nice work. Next time, stand a little further back to snap a picture of her ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 11-05-2011 09:57 PM

Hi Bob. I wish it was me taking the picture of Charlize Theron, but I pulled it from her website.

Well, I have to make another one. This one sold at the show today!...........Jim

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

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#10 posted 11-06-2011 06:00 AM

Gald you made the sale. Too bad you aren’t getting the pics of her up close ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 11-07-2011 12:44 PM

Hi Jim, you seem to be having a lot of fun with these Obelisks, each one looks different because of the grain.
The photo it a great idea, different from using a picture frame. Ah, Charlize, she is so lovely.

Thanks for sharing Jim.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#12 posted 11-07-2011 02:39 PM

Hi Cher. I figured you would know Charlize Thereon. Have you ever met her or seen her in person?
I had a lot of interest in that photo obelisk and sold it halfway through the show. I’m going to make another one or two- maybe one with clock in it or maybe larger to fit a bigger diameter photo discs. The instructions said they come it 2 sizes….........See ya….......Jim

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

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#13 posted 11-07-2011 02:59 PM

Hi Jim, unfortunately I have never met her or seen her in person but if I should ever meet her I will tell her that you are a fan of hers and that she should check out this project.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#14 posted 11-07-2011 09:06 PM

Thanks Cher. Tell her where I live and that I’ll buy her a beer when she is in town!!!!!!!!.........Jim

She is not a top billed actress, but she has made a lot of good movies!!

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

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#15 posted 11-07-2011 09:20 PM

I’ll be sure to tell her Jim and that she should feel honoured to be having a beer with such a talented wood turner. She was advertising Sun City earlier on. I admire her courage going to America, her acting skills arent that good but she has the looks…. that can go a long way.

-- When you know better you do better.

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