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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-15-2012 05:43 PM 1655 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife plays bingo at the park in Arizona and keeps her dimes in this little plastic cup. Last year I was making little barrels for something new to do and she said that she wanted a large one to put in lots of winnings (right!!).
Well here it is with a twist lock top and a 1948 silver quarter in the top- the year she was born.
It is made from Maple and Jarrah. The pegs are brass. The L slots were not the easiest things to do with a Dremel. I use a flex shaft but I really needed a right angle dentist drill.

Lizzardhead ( Dave) I finally made a segmented turning as I promised when I visited you last year!!

I did make a mistake in making the segments. I was planning on planing them before laminating but I got ahead of my self and glued them up first. So I had to cut them flat from the resawed (bandsaw) surface which was not perfect. I got some a little thicker and it shows in the heights of the ovals, but my wife is very happy with it so that is all I care about. Next one will be better

I rough turned the barrel shape and established the bands, painted them and then did the final cut to clean up any black paint from the finished surface.

It is 4 1/2” x 7 3/4” high and is finished with clear matte spray and ready to be filled!!!!!................................Jim

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





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 07-15-2012 05:53 PM

glad your wife is thrilled.(isn’t that why we make stuff?).maybe she will cash in!!!

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#2 posted 07-15-2012 06:02 PM

Beautiful work!

COOL…

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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#3 posted 07-15-2012 07:06 PM

That’s one of the best turnings I’ve ever seen. Wish I had the patience… Beautiful.

Jack

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 07-15-2012 09:29 PM

Nice Jim, eventually I will do some segmented work (I keep saying that). Thanks for the explanation on how you did the bands, like a lot of really good ideas its pretty simple when you know how it was done.

-- Chris

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#5 posted 07-15-2012 09:39 PM

Super cool piece Jim, love that lock for ther lid, very well done my friend :))
Pete

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

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ShopTinker

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#6 posted 07-15-2012 10:46 PM

That’s really cool. The bands are pretty real looking. Until I read your description I was guessing that you actually made iron rings and wedged them on. Well Done!

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

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#7 posted 07-15-2012 11:15 PM

Very impressive Jim and I can see why your wife was very happy. Very nicely done.

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#8 posted 07-15-2012 11:40 PM

That is an awesome looking barrel Jim, I’m sure you made your wife very happy.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#9 posted 07-16-2012 01:35 AM

Roll out the barrel…......... we’ll have a barrel o fun….... yea, I’m part Slovak & Irish… hehehe Too kool Jim, too kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#10 posted 07-16-2012 03:14 AM

Pure magic Jim.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#11 posted 07-16-2012 04:29 AM

A real nice barrel Jim, no holding you now with the segmenting. Real great choice of woods and finish. Now for your wife to fill it with winnings or old bingo tickets.

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

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#12 posted 07-16-2012 05:36 AM

Sweet Jim, I like it a lot.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#13 posted 07-16-2012 08:19 AM

It’s awsome.You are real woodwizard.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 07-16-2012 11:45 AM

Love that piece of art. Wouldn’t mind know a little more what went into laying out the wood for this prior to turning.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tomhcww@gmail.com)

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#15 posted 07-16-2012 02:11 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments on this one. Segmenting was fun. I cut the segments at 30 degrees on the table saw and then ran them through the jointer set at 30 degrees. They fit pretty good. I bored the bottom of the assembly and glued in a maple plug with a tenon on it. I held it by that tenon to turn it .I did the boring on my Southbend metal lathe to get it right on and straight.

Roger, I’m Slovenian but I have not done the polka in a lot of years. I’d probably lose my balance and hit the floor!!

..............Jim

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

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