Three Egg Cups

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-10-2014 11:05 PM 1739 views 1 time favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some egg cups I made for friend who is the CFO for a big egg producer. As you can see they will be mostly decorative. If he actually wants to use them, I’ll make him more.
These were made as a fill in for the project I was really going to make.

We went to the state park on Lake Michigan and I took my mini lathe to fill in the time between swimming, sunning, reading ( I read 3 Louis A’Mour books in 5 days), playing cards and the corn hole game! I had a project to do on the face plate and I had it all mounted but it was on the 1”-8 faceplate and the mini is 3/4-16 thread! So I had these blanks in my tool box and turned them and one of the handles I just posted before this one.

The two outer ones are spalted hackberry from Blackie ( Thanks, Randy!!) and the middle on is sycamore from Doug Scott ( thanks Doug!!). I got this big free box of hackberry from Randy and cut up some pieces to see what it looked like in some product. It had a lot of worm tracks and after turning, I loosened all the dust left by the worms and it had all these nice holes that add the character. I guess I’m lucky I did not catch my fingers in there when sanding!! Doug brought a good part of the tree and I have lots of sycamore !!!!!!!!!

They are 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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#1 posted 08-10-2014 11:37 PM

I am always intrigued how you turn blanks with those voids in them. It seems they would catch and throw the tools. By the by LOVE the egg cups.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#2 posted 08-10-2014 11:39 PM

Oh and Jim I just finished these:

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#3 posted 08-11-2014 12:09 AM

Those are fantastic Jim. I love to use wood that has imperfections in it. Sometimes the project is made better by those flaws that mother nature gives us.

-- If'n I had knowed retirement was this good I'd a dun it sooner

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#4 posted 08-11-2014 12:12 AM

COOL egg cups…

I just saw a TV program of America’s Test Kitchen where they cooked Soft Boiled eggs, put them into Egg Cups (like yours), used a little spring loaded tool to uniformly crack the shell around the egg, it came off, & was ready to eat!

I appreciated what an Egg Cup was for after I saw that!

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#5 posted 08-11-2014 12:22 AM

Fantastic Jim…That Spalted Hackberry is pretty awesome! Hey, I just posted a couple small boxes from some o that cool wood from Randy as well.. check it out:

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 08-11-2014 12:28 AM

Thanks, Guys!!

Hi Jack. Nice corn hole game!! I made some years ago and gave them as gifts. The one we use is a mini one that fits in the motor home.

Hi Larry I figured the worm hoes add some character!!Ii went to the Del Shannon memorial cruise and car show in Coopersville this weekend. No rain- perfect weather. There 5 First Gen Monte’s there and I have one guy going to join the club!

Hi Joe… is the Egg popper.i never saw one before. Thanks for the note!!

Hi Roger. That wood sure looks familiar!!!!!! Nice job on the boxes. I have a lot more stuff to make from it!!
Cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 08-11-2014 12:28 AM

Great looking egg cups—especially the wormy hackberry.

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

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#8 posted 08-11-2014 12:32 AM

Good looking egg cups. Wish I could do stuff like that when I’m not even home. I do like that hack berry.

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

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#9 posted 08-11-2014 12:50 AM

i really like these jim, and the worm holes add a nice degree of the arts’y…:)...

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

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#10 posted 08-11-2014 12:58 AM

Very pretty colors and as always great job.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#11 posted 08-11-2014 01:12 AM

Nice cups Jim, like the effect of the faults in the wood. Nice turning.

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

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#12 posted 08-11-2014 01:14 AM

Nice job there Jim !

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#13 posted 08-11-2014 01:21 AM

Nice job Jim.

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

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#14 posted 08-11-2014 06:20 AM

Jim great work and again the wood is beautiful. The Spalting and the holes really enhance the finish. The Clear Glaze gives the finish a nice Marble effect.

Egg Cups take me back to my Childhood. In those day’s Heaps of Australian Kids loved soft boiled eggs in an egg cup. The top of the shell was broken off and the Kid would have pieces of toast cut like fingers… we called them soldiers….they would dip the toast into the egg to eat the yolk, the rest was finished with a spoon and more toast.



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

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#15 posted 08-11-2014 10:12 AM

We use egg cups every day here in Norway. Yours look great Jim. The spalted wood really rocks. BTW for those who need an egg cup but don’t have one handy, you can improvise by using your wedding ring (provided you are married and can get if off your finger).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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