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Cups from Rhododendron

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-19-2019 05:22 AM 927 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The remnants of the rhododendron log were laying by the lathe so I turned them into these two cups. One is a goblet with a captured ring and the other is a short cup from the last piece of stock. They are finished with Shellawax. For reference, the goblet is 6” high.

Cheers, Jim

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





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#1 posted 01-19-2019 05:34 AM

Nice delicate turnings Jim, the small cup for the Elves to use. Cheers.

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

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#2 posted 01-19-2019 05:36 AM

Those look really good. Great job buddy

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#3 posted 01-19-2019 06:00 AM

Those thin handles ate quite challengong…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-19-2019 06:14 AM

Nice result Jim.

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

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#5 posted 01-19-2019 06:17 AM

Very NICE!

I didn’t think WOOD from rhododendron would ever amount to such beauty!

-- 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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#6 posted 01-19-2019 08:08 AM

Very pretty, Jim. Very dainty.

Hmmm. Reminds me of something.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 01-19-2019 01:05 PM

Looking good Jim! Rhododendron wood looks really nice!

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

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#8 posted 01-19-2019 01:22 PM

Excellent job Jim

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#9 posted 01-19-2019 01:39 PM

Both are really nice! My favorite is the little one.

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

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#10 posted 01-19-2019 02:19 PM

I like the blocker on the stem Jim, different. Does anyone else get a chance to use the lathe out there.

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

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#11 posted 01-20-2019 01:28 AM

Those look very nice!

-- Measure twice, cut once, then force it to fit.

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#12 posted 01-20-2019 03:19 AM

couldn’t be better, reminds me of my first attempt with the walnut branch the Ralph R. gave me, you are an old hand at it.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#13 posted 01-20-2019 03:41 PM

Great looking turnings Jim. The wood colour is really nice too. I am now eyeing our rhododendron plant in our garden. I think it will have to get a lot bigger though!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 01-21-2019 12:00 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. That’s it for a while. The pulley on the reeves drive on the Harbor Freight lathe froze on the spindle shaft and I broke it trying to pull it off. I hope I can find parts for it.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 01-21-2019 02:07 AM

Jim, you aren’t using a Harbor Frt. Lathe! I saw the fancy lathe you’re using…

... or you decided to use that old thing… and got caught & it bit you! :)

-- 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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