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Flaming Obelisk and Corian Egg Cup

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-10-2012 12:02 PM 1177 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple of projects I finished this week. I am making a red cross for a customer out of box elder and I had this piece left that would make a very nice obelisk but I did not want to make just a straight sided one. With the red in it, I thought it needed to be a flame shaped, so this is what I came up with. It is cut just like the one in my blog, but instead of straight lines from the bottom corners to center of the top, I drew in a flame shape and cut it both ways. It is finished with clear matte spray

The egg cup was made from 5 pieces of white Corian and one black one- I ran out of the white. I stacked them up and glued them together with 5 minute epoxy from HF. This time I sanded each piece top and bottom on a piece of sand paper on a flat plate- sanding in a figure 8 pattern to get them really flat. This piece has no visible seams. 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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Roger

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#1 posted 06-10-2012 12:18 PM

These are both very kool. How does that Corian turn?? How’d you mount it?? Faceplate?? Thnx. It looks like one hunk.

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

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 06-10-2012 12:20 PM

Nice work Jim, you have worked the red of the wood into the flame extremely well but the Corian egg cup is my favourite it is great to see a wood worker using alternative materials specially when it can be worked with the same tools as wood. Well done Jim.

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

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kiefer

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#3 posted 06-10-2012 12:54 PM

Jim
That is just a beautiful obelisk your artistic eye and skilled hands got out of that piece of box elder !
The egg cup is to my liking also as I have soft boiled eggs every Sunday but not from a nice cup like that .
I will have to make a couple as soon as I get a lathe .
That corian sure polishes up nice .

-- Kiefer 松

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 06-10-2012 02:16 PM

Very nice!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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nomercadies

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#5 posted 06-10-2012 03:45 PM

I’m with Joe.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 06-10-2012 04:00 PM

G’d day, guys. Thanks for the nice comments. Those two were just fun projects to do while the glue is drying on others.

Roger, the Corian turns pretty much the same as wood- better than iron wood for sure!!!

In order to use the minimum amount of Corian, I stack 6 round pieces on top of each other and then I glue on a round spigot ( with an 8 degree angle to fit my chuck) and just mount it in the chuck to turn it. I have an egg shaped jam chuck to mount it on to turn off the bottom. I make a lot of extra round spigots for this sort of use and that saves me using good material.

Bob, I like to use all kinds of alternative materials for my projects. Corian is just so nice to work into all kinds of things. I posted a wood project with it to make it a “real” wood project. That red in the box elder gives me all kinds of ideas for projects with natural looking color in them.

Y’all have a very nice weekend!!! Keep on woodworking!!!!!!!!!!!!............................Jim

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

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peteg

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#7 posted 06-10-2012 09:48 PM

Nice work Jim, I agree with you on the corian, I have used it a lot for adding to different pieces it finishes a dream with a bit of brasso before polishing.
The box elder is a little beauty, pic 5 reminds me of a baby bird looking up at Mum for a feed ””))))
cheers mate
Pete

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

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 06-11-2012 01:04 AM

Great shapes Jim.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 06-11-2012 03:47 AM

G’day, Pete. It does look like a bird looking up. maybe I’ll put eyes on it!. I wish it had knots in the right places!! That is asking for a ‘lil lbit much from nature!!. Cheers, Mate

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

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Bob Collins

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#10 posted 06-11-2012 08:13 AM

G’day Jim,, I don’t see why members have to cover an alternative material projects by including a wood project.
Surely if the same methods and tools are used many members would be interested in trying other material and broaden there range of skills. Pete, I haven’t tried Brasso but have used car polish which works a treat.

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

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 06-11-2012 10:29 AM

These are very nice and artistically done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 06-11-2012 11:32 AM

G’day Bob. I guess I just want to be legal when the posting says to post a new project made of wood..so I show them together. As for polishing Corian, I use the EEE polish and that brings it up very shiny by itself, but when you add the Shellawax, it get like glass! I have not used Brasso or car polish mainly because the other two are in the drawer on my lathe.

Cheers, Jim

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

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mafe

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#13 posted 06-12-2012 12:45 PM

I love that Obelisk, it has a sence of humor as I see it, and then with your amazing finish.
The best of my thoughts to you and the family,
Mads

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

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