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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-28-2011 06:44 PM 1277 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a similar heart at the wood carving demonstration at Woodcraft a few weeks ago. Bearclaw Jack had a red one that he carved and I thought I’d try it to get some practice for shaping the spoon heads. I was surprised that this one did not come out more purple-it is made from purple heart wood. I thought it would be neat to have a purple heart purple heart! This one will be a gift for someone who was seriously wounded.
The envelope is made from black felt. I found I am not too good at making fabric envelopes!!

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





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 11-28-2011 06:51 PM

I see what you did there – Purple Heart…....Purple….... Heart…... ;-)

Nicely done and very thoughtful. I see nothing wrong with the pouch either!

I am certain it will be received well.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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sedcokid

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#2 posted 11-28-2011 08:26 PM

My Jim you have been busy ;) What a wonderful gesture to do for someone who was wounded so that we can continue to be free!! I believe this will make someones day. Beautiful work too!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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peteg

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#3 posted 11-28-2011 10:23 PM

Do you ever sleep, you’re on a roll & havin just toooo much fun my friend.
A great way to celebrate a fellow man’s service to his Country Jim, well done :)

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 11-29-2011 01:49 AM

Hi Pete. I sleep but my mind never stops. I dream about this stuff all night and then draw it out in the morning.

This heart was mailed this morning but not to a service man. I sent it to Gabby Gifford who was almost killed in Tucson last winter. I don’t know what the government does for civilian people in service to our country who get shot doing their job so I thought she should have it. I could not think of a more deserving person for what she has been through!!...........Jim

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

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Woodbutcher3

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#5 posted 11-29-2011 05:13 AM

Nice work. Thoughtful gift!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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thedude50

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#6 posted 11-29-2011 08:50 AM

real nice shape i hope it find a deserving Marine or soldier now about the color next ime you make one place the unfinished piece in the oven not the microwave as 125 to 150 for about 15 minutes the heat will make the color pop back to like I dont know if this works when you finished it already but it does work

Now your project is great i love the whole concept the design is great I give this 5out of 5 stars on my star scale great job

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 11-29-2011 11:16 AM

Nice project Jim, and a wonderful thought of giving to a wounded civilian.

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

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#8 posted 11-30-2011 04:02 AM

Nice project…very nice Gift!!!!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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mafe

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#9 posted 11-30-2011 06:30 PM

It’s beautiful Jim.
The box I made for my daughter of purple heart was also quite brown but I think it’s getting more read slowly, perhaps like love it grows in the hands of the right person.
My best thoughts,
Mads

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

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BigTiny

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#10 posted 11-30-2011 08:44 PM

Excellent job, Jim, and even better choice of recipient.
Next one you make, put a purple ribbon on it. Makes it look even more like the gov’t issue ones.
As for the browning, when you have everything but the finishing done, put it out in direct sunlight or under an ultraviolet lightg for a while to bring the colour back. Works like a charm.
You might want to find some redheart and do one from it. Good for Valentine’s day. Also much less fattening than chocolates. :)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 11-30-2011 09:03 PM

Thanks,BigTiny I’ll remember that…..............Jim

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

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Bertha

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#12 posted 11-30-2011 09:06 PM

Wow, that’s really pretty. Excellent gift.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Cher

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#13 posted 12-23-2011 04:57 PM

Hi Jim, that is such a thoughtful gift. I hope the true colour returns…. I too would love to know how you manage your time, you are forever busy.

Thanks for sharing Jim, I am sure Gabby will be touched by your kindness.

-- When you know better you do better.

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 12-23-2011 05:32 PM

Hi Cher. I hope she got to see it. I did get a nice thank you note from her staff in Tucson.
I like to be busy. We are leaving in a few days for Arizona and I have my last two projects for the year going on today. I hope I get them done. I manage my time by taking care of my wife’s “priorities” first and then I spend most of the day in the shop. I have a endless list of things on the drawing board. I drop in a few things like this heart here and there because I have a pretty scrap of wood that cries out to become something other than fire wood. I’m not a carver, but I’ll try anything once!

See ya and have a Merry Christmas..This one will be especially hard for you and me too with the loss of my mom!

God Bless You…......................Jim

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

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Cher

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#15 posted 12-23-2011 06:09 PM

Hi Jim, I hope she gets to see it too, a special gift from a special person.
I know that if one has the right tools for the job then things go smoothly, I imagine that you have an organized shop over there. I too like to be busy but sometimes I have to stop because I loose track of time so quickly.
It was just the other day that you made the bird hotel for your Mom, that is a lovely memory of her, you were a good son Jim and I know she was very proud of you, I know this because my son is so good to me, it is as if he has taken over where Henry left off.
Take good care Jim and have a safe journey.
A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

GOD BLESS YOU TOO JIM AND THANKS FOR BEING A GREAT FRIEND

-- When you know better you do better.

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