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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 406 days ago 762 views 1 time favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project my grand daughter, Princess #3 ,designed and I helped her build. These are hearts made of 1/2” maple plywood and connected with aluminum plates. She found the words at a craft store and did all the painting. This is a gift for her friend, Carly for her birthday tomorrow. There are blind holes in the back for hanging on the wall.
She signed and dated her work on the back.
It is coated with clear matte spray!

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 406 days ago

Jim those are great
Can’t beat sharinhg wit the young ones

-- 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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#2 posted 406 days ago

Great start with your grand daughter—she did a very nice job!

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

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#3 posted 406 days ago

You’re contageous Mate, even got the kids at it as well :: )))
Very well done yound lady, you have a good teacher, happy birthday Carly

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

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#4 posted 406 days ago

great work and nice to have your grand-daughter there to teach her.
i cut a couple of hearts out the other day and was wondering what to do with them so i may borrow your idea there.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 406 days ago

Thanks, guys!! I told her I’d post it and it will be around the world in 5 minutes!! She is staying with us for 10 days while her mom and sister are on a senior trip to Paris. She misses her mom so I do things to take her mind off the situation. Last night we made a campfire and tried to blow up some spray cans like I used to do. These new ones have a plastic cap that melts off and lets the gas out and don’t blow up any more. That was boring!! So we got our some fire crackers and she had fun with them!!

She is also making tin can flowers and has a few of them drying in the shop right now!!


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

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#6 posted 406 days ago

LOVE it!

Very nice…

The Project is too…

Great design…

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 406 days ago

Great to get the young interested by doing their projects. You can now tell her it has reached Australia.
Nice project.

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

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#8 posted 406 days ago

Looks like fun for school!

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

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#9 posted 406 days ago

Well done Jim….I am looking forward to doing things and spoiling my grand daughter too, she turned one two weeks ago so is a little young to take to the shed to hammer nails into a hunk of wood…lol.
Well done Jim and your artistic grand daughter…

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#10 posted 406 days ago

Couldn’t sleep and woke up real early and this is the first post I came across. It warms my heart to see you and your granddaughter working on a projects. These are stories we should see on the news about our young children and not the trash they report that makes them all look so bad.

Jim I for one appreciate all you do for the young people and all that you have shared with our entire lumberjocks. You are a blessing indeed to me and I am sure to many others.


-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#11 posted 406 days ago

Beautiful project!Great gift. She’s realy talented.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 406 days ago

Beautifully done Princess #2! I hope you are enjoying your time with your grandad. You can learn a lot from him.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 406 days ago

Very nice.

-- Todd

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#14 posted 406 days ago

Very sweet Jim. I can’t make out if the letters are raised or painted on, details please.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 406 days ago

Thank you all on behalf of Sabina, my grand daughter. I used to work with all the grand daughters in the shop and then they get to be teenagers and you never see them down there any more until they get a good ideal like this!! It was fun helping her make her design. Harry , those are raised letters that she bought at a craft store after the hearts were cut. She lucked out that the long one just fit!!. It started out with one heart – I make a half and flip it to make the whole one. She kept asking for it larger and larger- I had no idea this is what it was going to be!!i
I have lots of plywood so she went shopping in the barn for the board to make these!
I have worked with a lot of kids in the shop where their dad’s don’t have the tools or the interest. We get all the projects done down there!!!!!!!

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

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