Ball in the Cup Toy

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-08-2012 03:52 AM 1645 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While turning in back of our motor home, I have a little boy, Rogelio, who watches me and I let him do a little turning on a mushroom I made for him. He is about 10 yrs old and wanted a toy cup that you catch a ball on a string in. This is what I came up with. He has not been back yet to give it to him.
It is made from a pine branch from one of the 3 trees we cut up for firewood. It is finished with clear matte finish.
The ball is turned from a piece of rhododendron wood.

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

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#1 posted 03-08-2012 05:12 AM

you’ve been busy! I’m sure he’ll love it! What a great experience for that boy to be able to play with a “big boy toy”!! You are very kind!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 03-08-2012 05:25 AM

He sure will like it Jim, and great you let him play with your toy. Teach them young.

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

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#3 posted 03-08-2012 11:55 AM

That’s a kool little toy. You say in the back of your rv? A traveling lathe??

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 03-08-2012 12:13 PM

Jim, you sure have been busy….. I had one of these toys when I was a boy, many years ago. I am certain that he will enjoy these little jem.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 03-08-2012 01:13 PM

You are a wonderful man Jim.
That is a lovely toy.
Best thoughts,

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

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#6 posted 03-08-2012 03:24 PM

Your little friend should have a lot of fun with that toy. I remember having one as a boy. My younger brother and I would compete to so who could get the most catches in a row. Nice work!

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

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#7 posted 03-08-2012 07:19 PM

Looks like your little friend has a new “gramps” you old softie Jim, well done for looking after the little’ins
:: ))

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

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#8 posted 03-08-2012 10:47 PM

Great idea Jim. I might make some as well.

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

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#9 posted 03-10-2012 02:00 AM

Way cool

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#10 posted 03-10-2012 03:21 AM

Cool work Jim! he will love it!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#11 posted 03-11-2012 12:25 AM

You will have a friend for life.
You are a very kind person with great ideas and a heart in the right place.
Great toy and turning .


-- Kiefer

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