Spalted Beech Obelisk

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-11-2011 10:26 PM 2686 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an obelisk I made from the scrap from another project. The last shot is the box it came from.
It is spalted beech and finished with clear matte spray.
I made a short blog on how to cut the obelisk:

In sweeping the scraps off the table in found 3 more beauties that I just could not throw away!


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

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#1 posted 12-11-2011 10:36 PM


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#2 posted 12-12-2011 12:10 AM

That is very, uh…. Oblique. :)

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#3 posted 12-12-2011 01:28 AM

Those are cool. I really like the grain.

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#4 posted 12-12-2011 01:49 AM

two little beauties Jim well done

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#5 posted 12-12-2011 02:28 AM

Nice one

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#6 posted 12-12-2011 03:12 AM

Both look great !!! I love spalted woods.

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#7 posted 12-12-2011 05:30 AM

two projects for the price of one….. You are remarkable and have been one very busy fellow lately!!
Merry Christmas Jim.

Thanks for sharing

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#8 posted 12-12-2011 12:43 PM

Been busy again Jim, nice projects and you make that wood look great. Have a Merry Christmas.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#9 posted 12-12-2011 03:09 PM

Looks great as always, love the grains as well. The box also is really very cool to make the set come together. Thanks for the post, Merry Christmas!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#10 posted 12-12-2011 03:41 PM

Wooden GEM!

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#11 posted 12-12-2011 04:30 PM

that is some wild and wonderful lookin wood. that spalting is so kool

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#12 posted 12-12-2011 05:01 PM

I can’t get enough of that beech.

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#13 posted 12-12-2011 11:20 PM

That’s very cool.

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#14 posted 12-13-2011 12:06 AM

I burn way too many of these! Will think next time about squaring a larger scrap up into a nice geometric shape like you’ve done. Nice job.

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#15 posted 12-13-2011 07:52 AM

Very nice obelisk.

Thanks for the blog as well.

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