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Flaming Obelisk and Corian Egg Cup

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 775 days ago 1109 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 775 days ago

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 775 days ago

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 775 days ago

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 775 days ago

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 775 days ago

I’m with Joe.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 775 days ago

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 774 days ago

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 774 days ago

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 774 days ago

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 774 days ago

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 774 days ago

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 774 days ago

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 773 days ago

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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