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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-05-2012 05:23 PM 1224 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At last weeks craft show I got some orders for products I didn’t have. My business card says “If you need it, I’ll make it” and they took me up on it.
I had to make two rings so I made some extras for the next show.
They are in order: Rosewood size 4.5, Cocobola size 4.5, Corian size 6.5 ,4 Rosewood size 6.5 and 2 Cocobola size 6.5. I did not have a mandrel for the small ones so I had to hurry and make one Monday morning to deliver the rings by 1:00.

The corian rings are for a person that collect glass rings. I don’t know if she’ll want them.

The last item is a 5/8” maple crochet hook. The girl in the booth next to me made some fabulous knitted or crocheted items and said that she needed a big crochet hook that did not catch and tear the yarn like the plastic one she had. So I made this prototype for her. If it works, I may make an aluminum one with the same shape. It is coated with lacquer and sanded with 600 grit to make it slick. I don’t know much about crocheting, but I’ll try anything once!!

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





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 12-05-2012 05:33 PM

Very attractive work. I’m sure your customer wiil love them—you sure can’t find anything in your quality range elsewhere.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 12-05-2012 06:21 PM

Beautiful work. Size 4.5 is pretty small. Wow.

As usual you did great.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 12-05-2012 07:01 PM

You’re doing great!

NICE!

-- 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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Blackie_

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#4 posted 12-05-2012 07:20 PM

Nice looking rings Jim and keeping customers happy, I don’t know though on something that’s really unique to one individual and a hard sell to others, I’d probably ask for a retainer for a fraction of the cost, it it’s something I know others would want then I’d surely make it without any monies up front.

This very thing happened to me back in October, A lady messaged me asking how may Yin Yang boxes I had, I told her I had two in stock she said she needed three for Novembers birthdays and one for her, so I got to work right away a few more emails she told me when she’d come by to pick them up, I even told her I’d knock $10.00 off each box as a discount a savings of $30.00, It’s now December and I’ve yet to hear or see her, but I know they will sell to others.

-- 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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HorizontalMike

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#5 posted 12-05-2012 08:03 PM

Well done Jim. My hands/fingers don’t operate as well as they used to and I am sure I would drop these before I could ever get something like this to the finishing table. Keep up the neat work!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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peteg

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#6 posted 12-05-2012 08:19 PM

You’re always up for the challenge my friend, this is a very nice “little” collection.
Man you turn some stuff out, do you live in the shed? :: )))
Well done Jim
Pete

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

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Roger

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#7 posted 12-05-2012 08:52 PM

These wood rings are very kool. The knit needle is also kool for someone who knits.

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

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 12-05-2012 09:33 PM

Interesting pieces.

http://www.sawblade.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 12-05-2012 09:51 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments.
Randy, I did sell two rings to this customer and she is buying my LWOB, too. But I know what you mean by having money up front. I built a wine stopper rack for a guy in Ca. He confirmed the hole sizes that I put in them and he wanted it made of maple instead of the oak I usually use. I got it 75% done and sent him the color samples and he said his wife wants it out of oak, now. I ate the maple one and built him an oak one. He returned it with a stopper saying his stoppers fall through. They have an .008 interference and do not fall through but sit right at the top of the hole. I have to make it all over again to reduce the hole size and I told him it would coat just about as much as a new one because all I can save is the base and lazy susan mech.
I’ve been waiting almost 4 weeks with no reply. This one is going back to him with a bill for shipping and I cannot make any more this year so he is SOL.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 12-05-2012 10:07 PM

Jim,

If he decides not to pay you, which would not surprise me, how will you get your money?

-- 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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#11 posted 12-05-2012 10:56 PM

Nice assortment of rings Jim, you sure a re a busy guy. Pete I think Jim has some Elves helping in the shed.

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

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peteg

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#12 posted 12-05-2012 11:05 PM

Think ya right Bob. don’t know what he’s paying them but they do not bab work :: ))
Pete

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 12-06-2012 01:13 AM

No there is just this one big elf that runs back and forth from the barn to the basement shop.
I am in the process of shutting down the operation to move to Arizona. The lathes are done now till Jan. when I’ll set up the mini lathe in the desert. I took a bunch of ring blanks in case business gets good for them out there.

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

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sedcokid

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#14 posted 12-06-2012 01:58 AM

Jim,
Nice rings and crochet hook. To bad about the guy in California, he will get his someday!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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thewoodworker01

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#15 posted 12-06-2012 02:14 AM

Very nice project! Great Job!

-- Most people say "Measure Twice, Cut Once." I say, "Cut Twice, Measure Once".

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