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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 831 days ago 1194 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were my last projects made in Arizona this year. They were gifts for a couple of my friends’ kids. One of them is 3 and he will have to get a bit more coordinated to catch the ball in the cup.
They were made of pine from the fire wood pile . One had a fine crack in it but it did not get any larger after it was finished. They are finishes with clear gloss spray lacquer. The balls were turned from some small rhododendron wood I had laying around .

If I stayed there any longer, they would not have any fire wood to burn!!!

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

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#1 posted 831 days ago

Hi Jim, your work is always awesome and a pleasure to look at. Those are lovely gifts. I am sure the children love them. Your fire wood pile has some amazing pieces.

Thanks for sharing Jim

-- When you know better you do better.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 831 days ago

I remember playing with those as a kid & over the years… FUN!

You did a great job on them!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 831 days ago

That will keep a kid busy for a while—great looking finish

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

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#4 posted 831 days ago

Nice Work Jim! I bet they love them.
Great save also. Keep it up!
Thanks for sharing.

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

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#5 posted 831 days ago

Great looking firewood Jim, I would have to try this B4 my Ist for the day :: )))
You got a great finish here Mate

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

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#6 posted 831 days ago

Nice toys Jim !!! I like the burned lines on these.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 831 days ago

Nice job Jim and no batteries either. That’s a rareity today.

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

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#8 posted 830 days ago

Very nice work

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 830 days ago

My kids had some of those made from plastic I wish they would have had these much nicer !
Great toys you make JIM .


-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 830 days ago

lol… the firewood rescue-er. awesome as always

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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