Mesquite Egg and Egg Cup

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-23-2012 01:50 AM 1236 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make a lot of egg cups to sell at shows and needed an egg to show people what they are for. So I turned another egg cup and made a matching egg from the rest of the mesquite log. I have gages for the egg cups and so I made one for the egg. After measuring 100 eggs I got an average size for a grade A large egg of 1.712 wide x 2.226 long. They are finished with EEE and Shellawax…....

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

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 01:53 AM

Very nice Jim

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 01:59 AM

Super turnings Jim good job.

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 02:02 AM

Wonderful pieces.

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 02:16 AM

that is very nice. grain/s are really poppin

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 03:46 AM

That looks like you’ve turned it really thin. Very nice Jim.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#6 posted 01-23-2012 03:49 AM

Nice egg cup and egg Jim, you got the egg cup nice and thin. Would look great in corian.

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

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#7 posted 01-23-2012 04:53 AM

very nice Jim. I am going to be workin on bottle stoppers

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 01-23-2012 06:06 AM

Very Nice!! I hope you sell a Hundren of’em!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 01-23-2012 06:36 AM

Very well done Jim. I’m gonna have to try an egg and a cup myself. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 01-23-2012 11:40 AM

Very nice !
Thanks for exempted me from measurement of 100 eggs.

-- Ovidiu from Transylvania

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#11 posted 01-24-2012 09:21 AM

Jim, that’s a real winner.

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#12 posted 01-26-2012 03:50 PM

Well done Jim.

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