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Sycamore Incense Burner

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-12-2011 02:09 AM 1399 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a incense burner I made for my sister. It is spalted quarter sawn sycamore. It is finished with several coats of matte clear spray. It builds to a satin finish after 3 coats.The cover and both ends are book matched but it is hard to tell because of the random pattern of the spalting lines.
While I was waiting for the glue to dry I turned a couple of trivets out of 1/2” Corian and polished them with Shellawax.
........Jim

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





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degoose

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#1 posted 11-12-2011 02:15 AM

Love the spalting… love the burner too..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 11-12-2011 02:21 AM

Nice simple design Jim, The spalting sets it of great, tricky little lighter hide away :))

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

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#3 posted 11-12-2011 02:28 AM

good looking projects Bud

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

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#4 posted 11-12-2011 02:34 AM

Hey Jim,
That is pretty clever, and good looking too.

That Corian smells bad, doesn’t it? I routed a bunch of it once, and boy howdy….
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 11-12-2011 02:52 AM

It looks ancient egyptian somehow… seriously a neat looking piece with lots of work in it.
jack

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

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#6 posted 11-12-2011 02:56 AM

Great project, love the wood and the grain. Nice job on this.

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#7 posted 11-12-2011 04:24 AM

Great looking wood and design. Well done.

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#8 posted 11-12-2011 05:16 AM

I love the look of this and would have trouble parting with it you must like your sister a lot.
But I have one question, is the lid hinged ?
Another great build JIM !

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#9 posted 11-12-2011 06:05 AM

Jim, you always have a project in the works…. Looks pretty, pretty!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 11-12-2011 06:16 AM

Very nice! That wood looks great!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#11 posted 11-12-2011 06:21 AM

Nice looking project, I love to use QS sycamore, it is a very interesting looking wood, that I find easy to work.

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#12 posted 11-12-2011 03:32 PM

Hi Kiefer. The hinge for the lid consists of 2 – 4d nails cut to 5/8 long and I still have to fill the holes before I wrap it. My sister saw the one I made for my daughter and sitting in my project display are. She really wanted one because she burns a lot of incense. I suspect this one will be well used next year!

Hi Steve. I think the Corian just smells like plastic and I turn a lot of that for projects all the time. I am out of it now so I have to go hunting for more.

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

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#13 posted 11-12-2011 04:59 PM

Great idea, great design and great piece of wood.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#14 posted 11-13-2011 12:02 PM

Hi Jim, I think this is the reason we love wood working, the grain is always so different, almost like a painting. Well done with the incense burner a very interesting design and the Corian turnings are good too.

Thanks for sharing your projects Jim.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#15 posted 11-14-2011 07:06 AM

Like the burner Jim, that wood looks great. Nice trivets, bit late with comment but been hunting Corian and perspex and have struck a jackpot with both.

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

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