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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-20-2016 07:42 PM 1796 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think I’ve become a Yin/Yangaholic last week. I just wanted to try that pattern in some different sizes of things.

The biggest one is a cutting board. It is 1 1/2” thick x 8” diameter.It said it wanted to be a bowl but I changed its mind!! It has 9 skid proof feet on it in shallow pockets. I indented the side for easy pick up off the counter. I put a key hole slot in it for hanging, too. I often wonder how many of the beautiful cutting boards I see on Lumberjocks actually get used for cutting on??

The four grooved pieces are trivets that are 5/8” x 5 1/2” diameter. They have the mortises in the back that were used for the grooving process.

The small ones are necklaces that are 1/4” x 1 3/4” diameter with leather lacing on them.

They are all finished with Danish Oil and then 3 stage buffed and waxed.

Here is my blog on how I make them:

Merry Christmas to you all….....................Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 12-20-2016 07:55 PM

Cool looking pieces, Jim! Thanks for the blog, also!

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

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#2 posted 12-20-2016 08:15 PM

Nice work Jim. Plenty of Zing there.

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

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#3 posted 12-20-2016 08:21 PM

And the beat goes on…. These are great looking pieces but I think one does look like it wanted to be a bowl, but then again that’s the Yin and Yang of this woodworking hobby…. Once again great work.

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#4 posted 12-20-2016 08:21 PM

Nice work Jim. I thought the shop was closed. I really like the top one in the first picture. I will use the pattern to make some coasters. When i was still working we used that saying a lot. Who’s working with Yin and Yang.
Merry Christmas my friend.

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

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#5 posted 12-20-2016 08:35 PM

These are all beautiful, Jim. These should move very well for you.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 12-20-2016 08:55 PM

Thats pretty slick Jim…Goods good. Merry Christmas 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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#7 posted 12-20-2016 08:59 PM

awesome Jim
did I see at fourth picture yo-yo?
have a nice day

-- bambi

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#8 posted 12-20-2016 09:42 PM

You really are into “the balance of life” right now Jim :-)
Bet you use a blunt knife on that cutting board (or make it an ornament only)
great selection
Merry Xmas to you & Carol
Hope you have a good trip down South

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

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#9 posted 12-20-2016 10:34 PM

Those are really Nice! they are all Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing your process!

Happy Holidays!!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#10 posted 12-20-2016 10:35 PM

Really nice work Jim, you and the Elves must be looking forward to the Xmas break. Have a safe trip to AZ, Merry Christmas to you and family.

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

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#11 posted 12-20-2016 11:39 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments!!

Hi Dave, these were done before the shop closed. The buffer isi n the barn and not part of the main shop!!

Hi Bambi. In the 4th picture, that is the end shot of the cutting board. It is bigger than it looks there.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 12-21-2016 03:05 AM

Excellent work as always. Congrats on Daily Top 3

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 12-21-2016 04:28 AM

Thanks , Gunny. Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 12-21-2016 05:36 AM

Really nice Jim.


-- 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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#15 posted 12-21-2016 09:09 AM

Well done, And very cool. Merry Christmas to you buddy. Enjoy.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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