Lidded Stave Box....for Beads of Courage

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-25-2018 12:32 AM 1626 views 2 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a box elder stave box with a walnut lid and box elder bottom. It is 8” high and 6” diameter. It is finished with Danish oil and wipe on poly.

One of the members of our turners guild is also a member of the Kalamazoo turners club and they have volunteered to make these lidded boxes for the kids at Bronson Hospital that have cancer. The kids get a bead every time they go through a treatment. Some groups call them Beads of Courage.

Anyway, he decided to make his out of 8 staves that are joined with a 22 1/2 degree lock miter and he asked our members if we’d make some too. He had kits of 8 staves all ready to glue up so I took a pack and made this one.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 01:34 AM

Nice courage box Jim. Anything for a good cause is worth it.

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

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#2 posted 09-25-2018 01:39 AM

Wow. Great box for a great cause. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 09-25-2018 01:43 AM

Beautiful work and great charity work! Blessings.

-- 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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#4 posted 09-25-2018 02:17 AM

Lovely box Jim and for a great cause. Brave little buggers aren’t they.

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

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#5 posted 09-25-2018 02:42 AM

Nice for a number of reasons!
Good sentiment for kids.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 09-25-2018 03:02 AM

way to go Jim

-- 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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#7 posted 09-25-2018 03:06 AM

Nice work Jim!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 09-25-2018 03:59 AM

Very GOOD box, design, and purpose.


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

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#9 posted 09-25-2018 04:15 AM

Jim…That is a very good cause…God Bless those Kids…..

Beautiful combination of wood. Very nice project and finish.



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



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#10 posted 09-25-2018 06:05 AM

This is a good and necessary work. Jim you are good at supporting sick children. My respect for you.

-- Anatolii UKRAINE

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#11 posted 09-25-2018 06:27 AM

Great job Jim.
Love it.


-- 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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#12 posted 09-25-2018 06:38 AM

Hello Jim,

Elder? Elder you say … well what an unusual species of timber you have chosen to use.

Looks great, no wonder its is so popular!! Massive credit for the cause behind it as well

-- Regards Rob

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#13 posted 09-25-2018 09:29 AM

Nice and beautiful box. I like the shape and contrast of the top.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 09-25-2018 10:55 AM

Jim, this turned beautifully and what a great cause. I’m sure these children’s faces will light up when they are given to them. Very nice.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#15 posted 09-25-2018 11:36 AM

yes,it is another beauty but too small for your big heart,Jim
Wish you more health

-- bambi

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