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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-13-2013 08:11 PM 1259 views 4 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mesquite roadrunner that we will use in Arizona as a key ring holder. It is 12 1/2” long and less than 3/4” thick. I just had this one board and you can see on the back there is bark and a lot of sap wood and even a worm hole on the bottom that I could not completely cut out. I was going to use the weld studs from Harbor Freight for the pegs but I thought it will keep it all southwest if I use pistachio for the pegs, so I did. It will be mounted with 2 screws and one conveniently acts as the bird’s eye!

I was surprised how close mesquite is to the real color of that bird!

I copied the pattern from one made by a friend of mine who is a jewelry artist from Idaho. I am not very good on the scroll saw but on this it did not matter much! It is finished with clear glaze.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Izzy Swan

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#1 posted 08-13-2013 08:14 PM

Very cool!

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#2 posted 08-13-2013 08:21 PM

Beep beep

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#3 posted 08-13-2013 08:48 PM

That is just plain cool! Gotta love it.

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

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Eric in central Florida

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#4 posted 08-13-2013 09:06 PM

Looks great Jim.
Nice job !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 08-13-2013 09:07 PM

I like it. The have to say the back side in the picture shows a lot of detail of a road runner. Front or back, good thinking.

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

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#6 posted 08-13-2013 09:27 PM

Hey Jim I like that Great Idea. Should sell well in AZ

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#7 posted 08-13-2013 10:01 PM

I like it!! Make sure to keep the coyote away!!
Nice work my friend!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 08-13-2013 11:17 PM

Cute!

COOL!
I know a perfect place where that would fit beautifully…

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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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 08-13-2013 11:44 PM

Thanks, Guys!!

Larry If I had your laser, I would have written Beep Beep on it. I sure thought about it. I might just have that done at my friend Mike’s shop. I have to take a load of refrigerator magnets to get personalized soon.

Hi Ron, no plans to sell them. My friend Kent makes them and has them on a little stand and he sells them. I bought one of his, cut off the stand and made a 120% copy and cut it out. I’ll sent him a link to this project.

Dave, the back side is really rough. I sliced off most of the bark to get this little piece to cut out. I have more logs but no flat stock.

Joe, do you want a copy of the bird to make one??

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

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TurnTurnTurn

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#10 posted 08-14-2013 12:32 AM

Cool, better hope your keys don’t ‘run off’.

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#11 posted 08-14-2013 12:47 AM

Those Arizona chickens sure dont have much meat on them do they??? Thats a pretty cool key hanger Jim…very creative and handy…all in one package….Nice project sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 08-14-2013 01:46 AM

Very cool Jim…what a great idea…

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

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#13 posted 08-14-2013 02:40 AM

Nice one Jim, something like that with our native animals may be a seller. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#14 posted 08-14-2013 03:14 AM

You’re showing the era you came from my friend, that poor old coyote never stood a chance with this fellar he was just toooo shred by half.
Bought a smile to my face this one Jim :)
Nice job on the make
Pete

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

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#15 posted 08-14-2013 05:03 AM

Nice job Jim

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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