|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 12-14-2013 03:08 AM||2104 views||2 times favorited||26 comments|
These are Christmas presents and the first one had to get done quick and shipped. It was turned without a steady rest and took lots of sanding due to chatter. The wood part is 22” long. Then I got smart with the other 5 and put on 2 banjos and a steady rest to make the turning much easier.
The first one was from an old pecan branch and the worm holes were so deep they did not clean up. I signed that one right under the signature of the worms!!
Of the other 5, two are red oak, one is white oak and the last 2 are pecan ( no more worm holes).
They are kits from Penn State except for the front brass ferrules. I had to make them. I epoxied on the ferrule and then turned the wood to meet it. All are finished with semi gloss lacquer.
Merry Christmas to all you Lumberjocks everywhere!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!