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Palo Verde Lidded Box

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-23-2012 02:42 AM 1350 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my last piece of spalted palo verde and it was big enough to make this lidded box. I used it this way to capture the spalting on the top. I showed to a friend here at the park and he could see a 3, a 2 and 00 in the splating on top- for whatever that would mean. He also said that palo means stick and verde means green. and the tree does look like a green stick tree

I almost had to put it in the fire wood pile. The lid has an inside spigot to hold it in the chuck. There is a square corner inside which can be a stress riser at certain times and I accidentally tested it and it failed. I spun it too fast to polish and four pieces flew out of the rim. Luckily I found all of them and carefully glued them all in place with the help of a big rubber band. You cannot tell where the joints are. It is about 3 1/2” dia. and 3” high. It is 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 02-23-2012 02:46 AM

Good save Jim ,a fine looking turning.

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#2 posted 02-23-2012 02:48 AM

Nice turning and save Jim, not a good feeling when the pieces fly off. That’s great looking wood.

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

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#3 posted 02-23-2012 02:58 AM

I wonder if there might be a simple way to index the grain automatically when you put the lid on. Like a spline or maybe a square key like thing inside the lid. Just a thought

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#4 posted 02-23-2012 03:07 AM

Nice job!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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rance

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#5 posted 02-23-2012 03:10 AM

That’s some nice spalting Jim. Nice job of showing it.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 02-23-2012 04:26 AM

Nice turning and the spa Ted wood gives the box so much character. Good save!

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 02-23-2012 06:35 AM

You’re just havin tooooo much fun Jim, :: )))
Pete

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

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#8 posted 02-23-2012 12:00 PM

this is really purrrrdy. do you use a forstner bit to hollow out this small of an area?

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#9 posted 02-23-2012 12:34 PM

Beautiful piece. I always to see someone to save a piece of firewood. The splating is great. Thanks for sharing my friend..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#10 posted 02-23-2012 06:54 PM

Very nice piece of work Jim!
Great Job, Great save.
Keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#11 posted 02-24-2012 02:01 AM

Nice lookin project Jim!! I think all of us have had issues with the Lathe and have tried to salvage our projects but you my friend did it in Jakosh style!!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#12 posted 02-24-2012 01:47 PM

Sweet Jim.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#13 posted 02-26-2012 12:15 AM

Great save from the fireplace Jim. That spalting almost looks like a map.

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

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#14 posted 02-27-2012 11:49 AM

Gorgeous.

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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#15 posted 02-27-2012 12:40 PM

love the spalting

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

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