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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 369 days ago 1603 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had been thinking of making a cutting board like this for a while. Then I received this box in the mail . It was full of 44 Mag cartridge casings from LJ Hillbilly shooter—Thank you so much, John!!
The next day I picked up my new Craftsman lathe in Illinois and I visited the counter top shop to see what they had in scrap Corian and the basket was overflowing!!. I only bought a few pieces and one was this white piece with a great swirl pattern in it. That was the material that went well with the brass shells from John. It has 5 shells faced to .200 long in each side and epoxied into the Corian.
The board is sanded to 800 and finished with paste wax.

The other small project was for an accessory outlet on my new lathe. I had one mounted on the back of the housing on the old one, but I didn’t want to take this brand new lathe apart and cut wires ,etc. so I put the outlet below it . I had already made two trips to Menards this weekend and did not want to go for just one box so I cut it out of a piece of maple which threads real well for mounting the receptacle.I painted it black to blend in with the frame.
The last shot shows it mounted on the top front corer of the lathe station.

Cheers, Jim

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





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grizzman

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#1 posted 369 days ago

really nice lathe set up jim, is there a reason you went with craftsman on the lathe, just wondered why , and the board is really cool, you can get hooked with those ammo casings ..looking forward to a nice project off of the new tool…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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wiswood2

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#2 posted 368 days ago

nice job on both.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 368 days ago

Thanks, Guys.

Grizz, the reason I went for this Craftsman lathe is that it is the exact model I’m replacing.It bolted right into place and all the fixturing I made for routing and the steady rest and custom tool rests fit it.
I fount it brand new on E bay and they don’t sell them at Sears any more. It is 2Hp and 15×38. The old one I bought used and I think it had an armature problem right from the factory because it was marked inside right where it has a problem. I’ll put an exterior motor on the old one and use it somewhere. You can never have too many lathes!!

Cheers, Jim

-- 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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#4 posted 368 days ago

Nice job(s)! Glad you found a use for those shell cases.

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

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kiefer

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#5 posted 368 days ago

Nice design Jim .
Bullet prove or shell shocked .cool!

-- Kiefer 松

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WoodenFrog

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#6 posted 368 days ago

So Nice Jim!! So Nice!! I really like them both!
Keep up more Awesome work!

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

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 368 days ago

Very interesting board design : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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stefang

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#8 posted 368 days ago

The board looks great Jim. I like the shell casing, good ornamentation. I hope you enjoy your new lathe.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 368 days ago

Jim, what were the Corian prices in the Scrap bin?

The last time I called a contractor that used a lot of Corian and asked about scrap pieces, the prices quoted would choke a horse…

Just curious… How did they price the stuff… $ per Sq. in.??

I always thought it would be fun to work with… like for a router mounting template for a router table…

Nice stuff you made there!

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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peteg

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#10 posted 368 days ago

Now that’s one different looking cutting board, great result Jim.
Being an old sparky, you did well with your outlet box, looks a nice lathe set up with all that storage under, well done mate
Pete

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

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degoose

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#11 posted 368 days ago

Hey Jim, what type of tree does corian come from?

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Bob Collins

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#12 posted 368 days ago

Nice corian board Jim. Great looking lathe, you will have another reason to sleep in the barn.
Larry I always thought Corian was a tropical tree native to Queensland.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 368 days ago

Hey guys, thanks for the nice words on these two things.

Hi Joe, Three pieces of corian cost me a whole $5. I was surprised they had so much. Usuallly I have to dig down in the bin but not this time.

Hi Larry, I always try to post a wood project with my corian ones. But I hear the Corian grows in Queensland. I have another corian one going right now for our company, LJ, Bladebender.

Hi Bob, I cannot do much turning until the company leaves, but there is a line up of pieces on the new lathe!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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dingle

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#14 posted 368 days ago

Jim: Nice lathe, and cutting board. The old one would be nice in AZ. Nice electrical box, but you can never go to Menards too much? I was there tonight and spent some of the re-bates from there last 11% sale. I didn’t have to take a penny out of my pocket and still have money left to spend.

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 368 days ago

I really dig that cutting board Jim and the elec box is pretty cool. I would question the safety issue with a wood box. lol Hey nice find with the lathe. I bet you were thrilled to find the same one.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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