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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-18-2019 04:58 PM 759 views 2 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project inspired by LJ Majuvla (Ivan). I try anything once and this one interested/challenged me.
Like Ivan’s, this Gukso is 80mm inside diameter and 65mm high and is made from mesquite. I had to rough cut away some of the log so it would not be so far out of balance when turning it. It is finished with Danish oil and then the inside was epoxied and the whole thing was then finished with clear lacquer.

Thanks for the idea, Ivan.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 01-18-2019 05:13 PM

Great work Jim… This is real deal, I had no doubt. I wanted my look so good as yours

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-18-2019 05:13 PM

A very pretty cup.

I like the finger hole handle very well.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 01-18-2019 05:30 PM

I’ll bet that was fun to turn. Nice cup.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 01-18-2019 06:04 PM

Way to go Jim – not even going to try to imagine how you turned it, just going to admire the end result

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 01-18-2019 06:10 PM

See if Scotch in it has a Woody taste? Maybe Mesquite flavoured Bourbon? A worthy project!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 01-18-2019 06:22 PM

Nicely done Jim. I really like the uniqueness of design.

-- 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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#7 posted 01-18-2019 06:51 PM

Beautiful and well done. I think I know how it is done, but not sure.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#8 posted 01-18-2019 07:15 PM

Nice! Cool idea on how to keep it balanced while turning!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 01-18-2019 07:32 PM

That is a very unique way to make a scoop. Ive never seen a handle on any turning in that way, great looking scoop!

-- Andy Smith

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#10 posted 01-18-2019 08:38 PM

Really like this one!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#11 posted 01-18-2019 09:27 PM

Awesome job Jim. I wouldn’t know where to start with that.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."



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#12 posted 01-18-2019 09:28 PM

Jim hello, This is a great job, done very neatly.

-- Anatolii UKRAINE

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#13 posted 01-18-2019 09:31 PM

Very nice Jim, doing the handle looks tricky, bloody clever those Elves. Cheers

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

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#14 posted 01-18-2019 10:34 PM

Very good, Jim!

Are you going to use it for Coffee?

COOL work!

You can just ‘feel’ it in your hand…

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

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#15 posted 01-18-2019 10:38 PM

Awesome work!

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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