Lidded Flying Saucer Box

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-15-2018 07:43 PM 1106 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a surprise gift for Cindy – the cashier at the restaurant we go to for coffee every week. I found out she was interested in UFO’s and space craft so I made her this lidded box.

It is 5 1/2” dia.x 3 3/4” high and made from a spalted block laying under my work is maple, I think. The finial is walnut from another project. The inlay in the holes is blue azurite stone. It is finished with clear gloss lacquer and I will buff and wax it after about a week of dry time.

I used the rest of that block to make a holder for 9 one pound lead weights for my old Howe scale. There are some of the new obelisk weights with the scale in that last shot too. That block is coated with satin lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 07-15-2018 07:57 PM

Oh…OK I thought I saw NLO- great turning

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#2 posted 07-15-2018 07:58 PM

very nice gift Jim, oh – and pretty nice turning as well. The stones absolutely make it a ship

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 07-15-2018 08:02 PM

yes buddy,we know you are a good man
nice gift,i am sure she will be happy

-- bambi

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#4 posted 07-15-2018 08:02 PM

Cindy going to flip when she gets this UFO ;)
You might even get a free cup next visit, nice job Jim & a kind thought for one of our hard working Girls

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

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#5 posted 07-15-2018 08:30 PM

Reminds me of a Lighthouse, well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 07-15-2018 08:48 PM


Job, design, idea AND being a special gift too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 07-15-2018 09:17 PM


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#8 posted 07-15-2018 11:05 PM

Nice touch with the azurite Jim. This should send her into another dimension.

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

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#9 posted 07-15-2018 11:31 PM

Great unique idea. Thats using the head. Good job. Nice to be nice to folks we appreciate.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#10 posted 07-16-2018 12:01 AM

This is great jim! I’m sure she will love this gift! Get a few photos of her expressions when you give her this gift
Nice work!

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

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#11 posted 07-16-2018 12:05 AM

I’m sure Cindy will like her “UFO”, and thinking of a use for the remaining block was smart.
Good work Jim.

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#12 posted 07-16-2018 12:15 AM

Well, now I’ve seen one more UFO in my life, that makes 5… Very nice work!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#13 posted 07-16-2018 12:30 AM

Great project….Nice of you to make that for Cindy. She will love it.

Beautiful wood and finish.


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

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#14 posted 07-16-2018 06:00 AM

Well done Jim. Great idea.

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

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#15 posted 07-16-2018 06:35 AM

I’m very sure Cindy will absolutely love this gift.
Great job Buddy.


-- 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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