Flying Saucer Incense Burner

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-08-2014 06:55 PM 2094 views 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chestnut bowl blank that took a turn for outer space and became an incense burner.
The body is chestnut and the top turret and the base and legs are jarrah.
It holds cone incense that sits in a 1 1/4” brass tub in the bottom with 8 air holes around it. There is a 1 5/8”brass ring pressed into the top to keep the wood from getting real hot.

The first shot had smoke coming out the top but is was real fine and did not show up in any of the shots I took

It is 7” diameter and 4 1/2” high and finished with clear lacquer.

Just goofing around on the lathes again!!................Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 10-08-2014 07:13 PM

Looks like I get to be the first to say it’s outta this world! This one made me laugh a little :)


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#2 posted 10-08-2014 07:23 PM

That is cool Jim !
I like it !!!!!!!!!!


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 10-08-2014 07:29 PM

Very cool Jim. I see that the aliens are smarter than us as they just grow their spaceships instead constructing them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 10-08-2014 07:45 PM

Another fabulous turning by the prolific master! Cool and nicely done.

-- 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 10-08-2014 07:52 PM

WELL …this is out of this world cool…i hope it warms the heart of those who use it, this wood work well in the bathroom….:)

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

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#6 posted 10-08-2014 08:06 PM

Does anyone remember “Lost In Space” with Robbie the robot? This is a unique design Jim. I like it!!

-- 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 10-08-2014 08:57 PM

The attention to detail is incredible. Unique project.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#8 posted 10-08-2014 09:48 PM

Very cool Jim

-- Ron Campbell

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#9 posted 10-08-2014 09:52 PM

A fine UFO….Oh My!! I’m looking for my favorite martian

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

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#10 posted 10-08-2014 10:03 PM

Really COOL, Jim!

Does it have to be spinning to distribute the Incense evenly? LOL

Very nice!

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

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#11 posted 10-08-2014 10:14 PM

Wow this is a unique design Jim, haven’t seen anything like this one before, could be a nice little market for the “spacies” with this one :)
cheers Mate

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

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#12 posted 10-08-2014 10:14 PM

Very nice as usual. Very spacey indeed. It seems as though you could at least show one piece that has a flaw so I’d something to criticize! ( This is known as the backhanded compliment.)

-- Jim, Ca, [email protected]

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#13 posted 10-08-2014 10:59 PM

Danger! Danger, Will Robinson! Great burner, Jim! Did you drill the holes while still on the lathe? Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 10-09-2014 12:14 AM

Thank you all for all the nice comments. I was surprised to see all the comments- I only got E mails on 2.

Hi Joe, No spinning This is a stationary one. I’m looking for some better incense so I can get a shot of thick smoke coming out the top.

Hi Jim. Thanks!! Everything has flaws. This one has a crack on the top that surfaced when I got down to the finished contour. It is filled with epoxy. I use that stuff a lot mixed with sawdust for flaws and tear out. Look at the 4th shot on the LH side and you can see the crack going across the grain

Hi Candy. I did drill those top turret holes in the lathe using the index ring on the lathe. But, I had a problem. I don’t know what moved, but the pin that is supposed to drop into a holes in the back of the inside sheave, is about 1/16 off center with the hole circle so it did not drop in any of the holes!! I made a pointer that comes real close to the numbers and I held the spindle on each number when I drilled the holes. More repair work to do on that CRAPSMAN lathe!! The bottom sheave is not sliding so I have a vary narrow range of speed at this time.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 10-09-2014 12:32 AM

Very “REALISTIC” Jim. Great job Mate.
Love the colour contrasts and the way the legs seem to be invisible.


-- 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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