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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 497 days ago 1677 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a request to make a hat rack in the shape of one of those old glass insulators for a friend from N Dakota.
I turned the insulator out of mesquite, the stand off is china berry and the back board is mountain mahogany.
The last shot is Gordon with his hat rack. It is made to hold a cowboy hat or a baseball cap. I made the rings on the insulator spaced far enough apart to hold the back strap of a the cap.
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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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 497 days ago

Well, that’s the first time I’ve seen an insulator being used as a Model for a woodworking project!

Nice JOB… Good idea!

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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clieb91

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#2 posted 497 days ago

A neat idea Jim. There are still a number of those insulators on the old telegraph lines that run along abandon rail lines around here.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 497 days ago

Very nice, looking at it up against the wall it looks a whole lot bigger until you see him hold it, very sweet Jim.

-- 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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Wazy

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#4 posted 497 days ago

Good lord Jim. I haven’t seen one of those since I was a young pup. I really like the idea and your workmanship is simply phenominal. Great job. Wally

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WoodenFrog

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#5 posted 497 days ago

That’s neat Jim, I really like this!
Thanks for sharing, Keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 497 days ago

Jim that is one neat piece and inspirational.
I think the glass insulator would also look good mounted onto a piece of wood
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 497 days ago

Thank you all for the nice comments.
Jamie, the glass one on a post would have been okay, but he has a log home and wanted the rack to be all wood.

Joe, that is a “model” insulator!!!

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

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jack1

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#8 posted 497 days ago

neat idea

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

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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 497 days ago

Nicely done Jim, no request to hard for you buddy.

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

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Roger

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#10 posted 497 days ago

Yers sure looks better than that glass

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

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peteg

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#11 posted 497 days ago

I realy like this one Jim, beautie Mate
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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#12 posted 497 days ago

Hi Bob, Roger, Pete and Jack….......nice hearing from you. I have been busy in the shop and did not make many projects except fixtures and a V block for the shop that I did not take time to take pictures. I have 3 projects going right now and we leave next week so these are the last. This hat holder was a quickie before I dismantled my lathe and packed all the tooling. Next year there will be a ton of wood projects planned for the park model we bought down here in the desert! I’d like to build a 10×22 shed but that is 3rd on the list of major projects..

See you later,when we get back to the Mich shop!!!!!!!...............Jim

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 497 days ago

Hi Bob, Roger, Pete and Jack….......nice hearing from you. I have been busy in the shop and did not make many projects except fixtures and a V block for the shop that I did not take time to take pictures. I have 3 projects going right now and we leave next week so these are the last. This hat holder was a quickie before I dismantled my lathe and packed all the tooling. Next year there will be a ton of wood projects planned for the park model we bought down here in the desert! I’d like to build a 10×22 shed but that is 3rd on the list of major projects..

See you later,when we get back to the Mich shop!!!!!!!...............Jim

-- 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 497 days ago

Well, you have made another neet project Jim. I sure do enjoy looking at all your projects and seeing how creative you can be. I am looking forward to being back in MI so that I can get back into the shop, don’t have one here in FL. We will be home around the first of May, let’s plan to get together somewhere for coffee or maybe we will drive up to Grand Rapids and see you sometime this summer.

Send me a PM to let me know if this is something you would like to do. You can wait until we get home if you would like.

Take Care Driving home, and Thanks for Sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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scrollingmom

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#15 posted 497 days ago

Cool idea Jim you hit it on the head! :)

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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