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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-08-2013 05:08 PM 2017 views 6 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a curly maple urn I was commissioned to make for a friend’s basset hound, Myrtle May. They wanted wood from the upper peninsula in Michigan and that is where I got this piece.

It is 5 1/2” square by 6 1/4” high. The body is 1/2 curly maple with mitered corners and 8 walnut X splines.
The body is doweled and glued to the base and the I left a bare edge on the top 1/4” inside of the body and on the lid for the lid to be glued in place.

I showed 3 shots of the build process. The body was clamped with a bungee cord for gluing. I got to use my tenon jig to rabbet cut the top and my X spline jig to finish off the corners.

It is finished with satin lacquer.
Laser work was done by Mike at Awards Pro.

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





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stefang

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#1 posted 12-08-2013 05:23 PM

Nice Jim. Dogs lives are way to short.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 12-08-2013 05:23 PM

jim what a beautiful box for a beloved pet of your friends dog, very well done, your one picture has caused me to really wonder, as when i have been eating my hot dogs with all of the usual toppings i noticed i get , well lets just say solid, now i see that mustard used in the right or wrong methods, may just be a problem for me, dang, and i really like mustard….:)

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

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 12-08-2013 05:36 PM

A beautiful urn for a much loved family pet…beautifully done Jim.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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DeltaDaddy

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#4 posted 12-08-2013 05:38 PM

your x spline jig is very cool. did you make it from a plan or just come up with it?

-- Take it apart to see how it works

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 12-08-2013 06:00 PM

Very COOL unique piece with a nice story…

Nice showing the key parts of the construction & jigs.

Was the front laser burned or hand burned?

Nice work as usual!

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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#6 posted 12-08-2013 06:04 PM

Than for the nice comments. They really liked the finished product!
Hi Grizz, I always use mustard bottles for my TiteBond any more. They don’t clog like the Titebond bottles and with my arthritis, I can’t putt that valve open on the Titebond bottles either.

Hi DeltaDaddy, here is the link to the X fixture project: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/92092

It is my own design…....................Cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 12-08-2013 06:33 PM

Hey I really like that, it turned out wonderful.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#8 posted 12-08-2013 06:50 PM

A beautiful tribute to a beloved family pet. The curly maple was a perfect choice. Great craftsmanship.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 12-08-2013 07:42 PM

Thanks Joe , Todd and Ron.
Hi Joe.The laser work was done on a CNC laser.

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

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mafe

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#10 posted 12-08-2013 08:23 PM

Lovely urn, really fine with the new splines.
My the dog rest in peace.
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 12-08-2013 08:34 PM

Hi Mads, thank you my good friend and a merry Christmas to you and Mathilde!!

cheers, Jim

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

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mafe

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#12 posted 12-08-2013 08:37 PM

Jim, where do one put a dog once it’s dead?
Merry Christmas to you also, my it be sweet and full of fine moments.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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luv2learn

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#13 posted 12-08-2013 09:15 PM

What a nice gesture for your friend. Way to go Jim. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 12-08-2013 09:23 PM

Tis a lovely urn Jim. The satin lacquer really allows the curly maple to shine. RIP Myrtle May.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 12-08-2013 09:35 PM

cool

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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