Stemmed natual edge cup

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-03-2018 03:39 AM 1888 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cup was made from a cut off piece of mesquite that was left over from the lamp column I turned for my neighbor. It finished at 2 3/4” diameter and 4” high and is coated with clear lacquer.
I tried to get heart wood, sap wood and bark in the body and left the base alone with the rough bark on it.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 03-03-2018 03:49 AM

That sure is a great looking cup Jim! Nice work!

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

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#2 posted 03-03-2018 04:02 AM

Real nice Jim, you created a great color combination. Nice cup also mate.

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

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#3 posted 03-03-2018 04:29 AM

Nice, gives me an idea, railbuck gave me a limb from a black walnut tree of about that size.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 03-03-2018 05:00 AM

I really like the natural bases you have been doing!

Sweet looking little cup.

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

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#5 posted 03-03-2018 06:08 AM



-- 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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#6 posted 03-03-2018 06:30 AM

Jim Beautiful little cup…...The natural edge looks great.
Are natural bark edges held by the Lacquer?



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

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#7 posted 03-03-2018 07:20 AM

You caught nice colours in this project Jim!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 03-03-2018 09:33 AM

Realy interesting and beautiful looking wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 03-03-2018 10:50 AM

Awesome, mesquite looks great!

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#10 posted 03-03-2018 12:31 PM

Jim, this is a beautiful piece and nicely done. The wood is wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 03-03-2018 01:37 PM

Very nice. Natural edge, and sap wood shows good. I have done a couple of natural edge goblets. Can be very tricky to turn…. looks good. If your interested, you can see my goblets in my projects….

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#12 posted 03-03-2018 02:59 PM

It’s a keeper Jim. This one looks like pure fun.

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

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#13 posted 03-03-2018 03:29 PM

Very beautiful!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#14 posted 03-03-2018 07:58 PM

Wowie this came together real sweet Jim, I’d probably keep this one :)

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

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#15 posted 03-04-2018 02:31 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments. We were given 4 days notice for a craft show in the park tomorrow so this cup will be up for sale along with 7 long shoehorns from osage orange and Iowa cherry that I will not have time to post.

My neighbor gave me another short piece of mesquite and his cup will be done tomorrow. I had to stop to inlay the cracks today.

Hi Cliff. I hope the lacquer holds on the bark!!. I really like the oval sap wood ring when the bark is kept on the base.

Yesterday four of us went through the pecan orchard that was pruned recently and came back with two pick ups of limbs for future projects.

Cheers, Jim

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

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