Pistachio Dish and Dowel Point Box

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-31-2016 09:05 PM 2079 views 3 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished this pistachio dish. It was a cut off of a log in the burn pile in Az. I brought it home and had to fill many cracks but then it looked okay.
It is finished with Danish oil and a 3 stage buff.

The box was a time filler. I had these dowel centers from Harbor Freight and they came in this flimsy plastic wrap that I know would not stay together and I thought they needed a box. So, while the CA was setting up on the dish, I cut some scrap cherry wood and drilled the holes for the points and made a dovetailed lid for it. That lid might slip off so I put in a 10mm magnet on the lid and a steel slug in the bottom to hold it in place.
It is finished with clear matte spray .

Cheers, Jim

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

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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 05-31-2016 09:10 PM

Man, that Pistachio is magnificent wood. I want some. I also wanted the trunk of the Myrtle tree across the street, for years. When I got out of bed today, I found that the County had removed the tree while I slept. Bummer.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 05-31-2016 09:11 PM

Handy Dandy box for those. OH, and the dish is awesome btw.

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

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#3 posted 05-31-2016 09:15 PM

That is one fine looking dish. The box is really nice too. I love those dowel points they make the job alot easier.

-- Andy Smith

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 05-31-2016 10:08 PM

Very COOL stuff!

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

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#5 posted 05-31-2016 10:35 PM

Nice job on both. I really like that dish. Beautiful work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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John Stegall

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#6 posted 05-31-2016 11:08 PM

Fabulous job as always Jim!

-- jstegall

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#7 posted 05-31-2016 11:18 PM

Dish. Looks great with sap wood. Around t the outside. Have to try that with the birch. Nice box.just what I need I know I have some points somewhere.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 05-31-2016 11:23 PM

Good result Jim.

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

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#9 posted 06-01-2016 12:04 AM

Nice work Jim!!!!!! Amazing the lovely wood that gets burned or chucked out…....great save Jim.

That little Box is just perfect!!!!!!!! As we would say in Australia as a compliment, ‘It’s the Ants Pants Mate”
You are churning out some really good projects.



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

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 06-01-2016 12:13 AM

Thank you for all the nice comments. I love getting caught up in my shop.School is almost out so I’ll have more time to spend at home.

Hey Mark, you have to chase after those county guys a see where they dumped the myrtle wood. You don’t find that around every day!!

Hi Brian, juniper looks good like that too with the red center. I’m told it gets redder the close to the ground, too.

Hi Cliff, we have a saying that goes “the cat’s meow” !!
I have that cracked bowl from the second yarn bowl in the lathe right now. I did not burn it. I have different plans for it and it might still be another Yarn Bowl!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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Bob Collins

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#11 posted 06-01-2016 12:14 AM

Nice dish mate, that is great looking wood and a very handy box. Elves gave been busy.

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

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#12 posted 06-01-2016 12:31 AM

I almost can’t believe those dowel points are hollowed out. Good to have a special place for them. They have on occasion saved me on a few jobs.
Cool plate with the turquoise. I’m hoping to try that on my next burl bowl.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 06-01-2016 12:56 AM

Thanks Bob and Dave.

Hi Bob, if the elves don’t watch TV they get a lot of projects done!

Hi Dave. I have spotting punches that work like these but these are neat in that a 1/2” transfer punch fits into a 1/2” hole or over a 3/8” dowel, etc… they have 2 purposes… transfer from a hole or the end of a dowel. These are going to Arizona for my shed down there.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 06-01-2016 01:18 AM

Jim you are busier than a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#15 posted 06-01-2016 02:15 AM

UncleStumpy has you pegged for sure. yet more fantastic work where ever do you get the energy?

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