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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-07-2017 06:49 PM 1428 views 2 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some left over pieces of wood from past projects and I made some crosses for the show coming up next Saturday at our church.
The 5 in the second shot are all cherry, the other 2 are teak with metal inlay…one has brass and one has copper.

They were all coated with Danish oil and then buffed and waxed for a finish.

If I were to do it again. I would lacquer the ones with metal inlay as it turned my wheels black from buffing and now I have to find a way to clean them.

Cheers, Jim

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





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 11-04-2017 01:36 PM

Nice looking crosses Jim! We lean as we go! Hope the lacquer works better for you.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 11-04-2017 02:15 PM

When it comes to buffing metal, you have to have a wheel just for that, I have a motor with one of those pointed threaded adapters, easy to spin on and off. nice crosses,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Tooch

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#3 posted 11-04-2017 02:56 PM

Very Nice Jim, Good luck at the show

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 11-04-2017 03:41 PM

You are very creative and productive, Jim. These are very nice.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 11-04-2017 04:34 PM

Thanks Tony, Brian Mike and Charles.

Hi Brian. I have a metal buffing wheel, but with the wood I thought I might get both surfaces with the wood buffers. Not a good idea! My wood buffers have a 1/2-13 thread sticking out of the wheels and they spin on and off the 8” long mandrel real easy. I don’t know if I showed them to you when your were in the barn shop.

Cheers, Jim

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

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lew

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#6 posted 11-04-2017 04:36 PM

Those are beautiful. Certainly they should sell quickly!

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

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splinterbubba

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#7 posted 11-04-2017 05:10 PM

You are on a roll this week, the crosses look great and look like an easy sell at your show. As for the buffing wheel my guess is you just created a new metal wheel. Keep smiling….

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 11-04-2017 06:16 PM

Thanks, Lew and Bruce!!

Hi Bruce, I’ll get that buffing wheel cleaned somehow!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 11-04-2017 06:49 PM

Nice selection Jim, boy you have made A few crosses over the years, well done bud
pete

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

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#10 posted 11-04-2017 06:49 PM

Those are neat. When we get together, I’ll need to pick your brain about the inlay process.

Just this morning, I bought a buffing wheel. Sounds like I need to get a couple more.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 11-04-2017 07:12 PM

Very nice palm crosses

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 11-04-2017 09:34 PM

Very VERY NICE!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 11-04-2017 10:46 PM

Thanks Pete,Gene, Monte and Joe.

Hi Gene, hey come to our guild meeting on the 14th. I’ll be doing the demo on Inlay.
I bought one buffing wheel once and then I watched the video from Beall and met Mr. Beall’s daughter at the Art Show in Tubac, her work convinced me to buy the Beall system and it was cheaper than if I bought the wheels and the compounds piecemeal. I bought just the 3 wheels and they each came with their respective bars of compound. I made threaded fittings for each wheel and an 8” arbor to keep the parts away from the headstock of the lathe.
Here is the link to the Beall system: https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=x0L-WZn3L8aVjwS-so3ABQ&q=beall+buffing+system&oq=beall&gs_l=psy-ab.1.1.0i131k1j0i20i264k1j0i131k1l3j0l5.1338.2223.0.4994.6.5.0.0.0.0.237.741.0j4j1.5.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..1.5.738.0..46j35i39k1j0i46k1j0i10k1.0.84kqwXFeh8s

or this one: https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/37/4001/Beall-Wood-Buff-7-Piece-Set

When I come down there, we can go to Natural Expressions near the end of Feb for their 20% off sale on all the inlay material!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 11-04-2017 11:44 PM

Well done Jim.

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

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#15 posted 11-05-2017 12:41 AM

Nice work What else do we expect from you .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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