Pistachio Egg Cups

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-15-2014 02:12 AM 1545 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple of egg cups I made for my friends John and Jim at Dead Tree Salvage in Casa Grande,Az. This is a short cut off piece that was on the scrap pile and I was going to get one egg cup out of it. Well, I shorted the tenons used to hold them and was able to get 2 of them out of it. It is male pistachio wood with just a very little sap wood remaining in each one. There is some black epoxy fill in each one as they were pretty rough when I got into the center.
The center is standard size but I fooled around with some different looking yolk catchers on them and they vary from my template on the outside quite a bit.

They are finished with clear gloss lacquer..

John, if you view this one, you’ll get your cups next January!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 04-15-2014 02:23 AM

That is a great find in a scrap heap. Nice piece of turning Jim and the finish certainly makes that grain stand out.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 04-15-2014 02:34 AM

Most interesting egg cup design ,never seen one with a yolk catcher .
Looking a lot like EASTER is here .LOL

-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 04-15-2014 02:46 AM

The timber has come up real beaut Jim, yep I’ve never heard of a yolk catcher either, just shows you’re never too old to learn something every day

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

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#4 posted 04-15-2014 02:46 AM

They are both beautiful, as Bob said, great find and great colours.
I also have never seen the yoke catchers, what a great idea.
Thanks for showing.
Happy Easter.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 04-15-2014 02:48 AM

Yolk catcher, lol. You think of everything Jim. Nice turning and some beautiful wood. I have been trying to make some egg holders lately but keep getting side tracked on other things. Oh well , next year.

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

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#6 posted 04-15-2014 02:57 AM

Spectacular grain, good show Jim.

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#7 posted 04-15-2014 03:28 AM

WOWie Grain!


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

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#8 posted 04-15-2014 06:26 AM

Beautiful grain, Jim! Finish is outstanding!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 04-15-2014 07:27 AM

I love the grain of that wood!, awesome

-- "The Cedar King"

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#10 posted 04-15-2014 08:05 AM

These look great Jim and the wood is so beautiful too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 04-15-2014 08:54 AM

Interesting wood. Nice cups.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 04-15-2014 11:01 AM

Jim absolutely beautiful!!!!!! What more can I say!!!!!



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#13 posted 04-15-2014 11:09 AM

Very awesome work Jim. Great grain pattern.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 04-15-2014 11:29 AM

Great job as always. I don’t know how you store all those ideas. Thanks for allowing us to have things to aspire to do.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#15 posted 04-15-2014 12:28 PM

Jim nice looking pieces. Have not yet turned this wood. Thought it would be lighter in color. Not sure why but I did. Yes welcome back to you too. Nothing like Tax Day and snow. See you Sat at the meeting. Yes this meeting will be streamed live again. Discussion on pricing turnings

-- Ron Campbell

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