More Egg cups

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-22-2014 08:23 PM 1614 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are more egg cups that will be gifts to friends. These have the yoke catcher ring on them.
The middle one is osage orange but the other two I think are beech. They came from a block of wood I had at the campground that I had just spit for fire wood the day before. When I was pulling more wood for the fire I saw this block with the wild swirls in it and just could not burn it. It came home and became two egg cups..

They are finished with clear gloss lacquer…............cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 08-22-2014 08:44 PM

Looks good Jim.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 08-22-2014 09:13 PM

Very nice. I might have to try something like that in the future.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 08-22-2014 09:50 PM

Nice job Jim, the people on your gift list will be happy I bet :)

My fav’ is the OsO

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

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#4 posted 08-22-2014 10:43 PM

Nicely turned—as always. My favorite is the beech on the left.

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

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#5 posted 08-22-2014 10:53 PM

As always, after seeing these wonderful turning projects of yours Jim, I get a hankering to go down and use my lathe. Thankfully I usually regain my senses somewhere between the top of the stairs and the shop… Lol Nice work as always sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 08-22-2014 11:04 PM

Good for you Jim… looked at the Firewood like a True Wood Man!!!!

The three egg cups all look beautiful. The osage orange in the middle is special as the colour and grain really stand out. But I think the other two that you think might be beech are EXTRA SPECIAL. not just because they also have very beautiful colour and grain…...but because they were rescued from the fire and were given the chance to be recycled into a lovely work of art that people will enjoy…...and of course we can’t forget the skill that you have to be able to achieve this.
Well done Jim.



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

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#7 posted 08-23-2014 12:50 AM

LOL. I like the yoke catcher Jim. Those are nice pieces of Osage and Beech?

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

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#8 posted 08-23-2014 01:38 AM

Great turning on the egg cups Jin, will make a great present. Like the idea of the yolk catcher. That must be one hell on a wood pile you have.

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

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#9 posted 08-23-2014 03:34 AM


I like that lil yoke catcher… I think I would need that! LOL

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

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#10 posted 08-23-2014 04:18 AM

These are all nice. I don’t understand the yolk catcher. I’ll google it.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#11 posted 08-23-2014 09:23 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments on these little cups.
Hi Bob, my wood pile is a collection of logs gathered from everywhere because the wood might be pretty and get used in the shop some day. when it starts to crack a lot in the barn , I throw it in the pile behind the barn. When I get a good looking log, I also gather lots of branches and throw them on the pile just in case I need some small stuff. I can’t get any more in the barn.But I never say no to free wood either !! When I get back in a few weeks, I’ll have a lot of box elder to pick up. I got one log yesterday with a tinge of red on the end and when I cut it open, it was beautiful dark brown and red all through the center!! So much wood and so little time!!

Hi Rance, the yoke catcher is for when you dip your toast into the soft boiled egg and the yellow yoke runs over. It catches it before it runs on the table !

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 08-23-2014 11:56 AM

There you go again. You continually prove there is no such thing as a scrap. These are beautiful.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#13 posted 08-23-2014 03:17 PM

Nice save Jim. These will make great gifts.

-- 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 08-23-2014 07:55 PM

That’s some good looking firewood, Jim! Nice design and finish. Your friends have a good friend, for sure!

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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#15 posted 08-23-2014 09:37 PM

”and just could not burn it”
heeheehee so glad you could not, Jim! Beautiful grain. I bet Carol just rolls her eyes, or does she no longer take note? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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