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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-08-2011 04:01 PM 1732 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project we started in Arizona in Feb by one lady ordering a golfing kokopelli that she saw at another campsite. I borrowed the original and cut a couple out of it and painted them and then we started making smaller ones out of the scrap plywood. We did them with a jig saw out there. I brought back all these plywood blanks and finally cut them out on the scroll saw.

I drilled three holes in the back to hang on. One is for straight, one if for leaning forward and one is for leaning backward. You see kokopelli in all thees positions.They are left facing and right facing,too.

We did the ones out there all black, but I’m going to wait to sell them unfinished or painted to their choice.

I added a single one in case someone want to take a pattern!

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





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Paul

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#1 posted 12-08-2011 04:40 PM

Very neat, I had to look up kokopelli and now live in fear of them.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 04:50 PM

Nice kokopellis. I have a kokopelli tile mounted in the galley of my teardrop camper.

Randy

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#3 posted 12-08-2011 05:03 PM

Very cool looking Jim.

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mafe

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#4 posted 12-08-2011 05:04 PM

They are wonderful, so full of life.
I will not look them up, since I live in joy these days!
Laugh.
I can also tell you Santa has been here with a box… Now I will be as exited as Mathilda at christmas evening.
‘Jim! Is it soon 24?’ Smiles.
Best thoughts my dear friend,
Mads

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

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 07:47 PM

I never know what you will come up with next… These are real nice!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 12-08-2011 09:11 PM

when I was in my early 20’s, I ordered a money clip off ebay. I thought it was cool-looking. They called it a “kokopelli”. I ordered it, walked around with it in my pocket for a year or more, and one day someone told me, “you know, that’s a FERTILITY GOD, right?” Well, I didn’t. I won’t say I’m superstitious, but it was the last time that money clip was anywhere near me…

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#7 posted 12-08-2011 09:13 PM

“World’s Largest Kokopelli”, Camp Verde, Arizona

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#8 posted 12-08-2011 09:59 PM

O K…now I know what one is … very cool

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

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#9 posted 12-08-2011 10:32 PM

Nice one Jim, looks like those fertility Gods are breeding. LOL

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

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#10 posted 12-08-2011 10:47 PM

Very interesting! Thank you for the extra pattern.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#11 posted 12-08-2011 11:09 PM

Actually many people today do not think kokopelli is a fertility god. Most of the kokopelli have humps on their back. And they are found in sites that did a lot of trading with the coastal areas. The thought now is that it is a representation of a trader, with his sack of good on his back ( pre-horse days ) and playing a flute to announce that he is a friendly trader. But who knows

Randy

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 12-09-2011 02:40 AM

I read a story about kokopelli being a fertility god and mischievous maker and the story goes that when he left town all the women were pregnant. He is in a lot of Indian petroglyphs.

Mads, was that Santa Claus from Michigan??

Grumpy, tomorrow there may be 24!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul, what did you find when you looked him up ?

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

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#13 posted 12-09-2011 02:53 AM

Thanks for the post JIM
Now I have to research this more as I also have read that it maybe an Alien that is portrayed in the cave paintings , but never the less I like the figure it’s just cool .

Thanks
Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#14 posted 12-09-2011 03:17 AM

Very nice Jim

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

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#15 posted 12-09-2011 05:18 AM

G man. I have a picture of that very same kokopelli I took last year!!!!!!!!
We were camped on BLM land south of Sedona and stopped at a restaurant near there and I had to snap it!
I think that should be a challenge to someone to make one bigger than that one!!!!

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

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