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Hinged Obelisk Incense Burner

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-20-2019 01:42 PM 539 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this mesquite slab sitting in the barn and said it wanted to be an incense burner… so I cut it in the shape of an obelisk, hinged the top section and added a natural hinge and brass rings inside to prevent burning the wood. It is 2 1/2” square at the base and 8” high. It is finished with Danish oil and buffed and waxed.

Below are some process shots and a video of it working:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuTsOJWUeOA

Cheers, Jim

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





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#1 posted 05-20-2019 01:51 PM

Realy interesting project. I like wooden hinge here and metal parts are pretty cool too!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-20-2019 02:05 PM

That’s neat!Thanks for showing how you did the hinge.

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

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awsum55

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#3 posted 05-20-2019 03:43 PM

Cool project, I also appreciate you showing how you made the hinge. Please take this the right way, when I first saw this I was shocked because it reminded me of a KKK hood. The brass vents at the top look like the eye cut outs in the hood.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#4 posted 05-20-2019 04:15 PM

An unusual and beautiful project. Well done!

-- 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. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 05-20-2019 04:16 PM

Very cool project. It reminds me of spy vs spy comics.

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#6 posted 05-20-2019 05:08 PM

That’s cool Jim. What do you have smokin’ in there, something good? Haha. Where did you get those brass rings.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 05-20-2019 06:58 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments and the interest in the hinge. I had to mount the hinge before cutting the other 3 sides and I glued on a tie to hold everything together until that last cut/.
I have been looking at back-flow incense and my next burner will be one for back flow cones.

cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 05-20-2019 08:29 PM

Nicely done Jim, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the back flow version works out.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 05-20-2019 09:43 PM

Thanks, John. I have to make just the right shape for back flow to look good!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 05-20-2019 11:52 PM

That is real neat Jim, an interesting project and great work.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 05-21-2019 12:25 AM

Thanks. Bob!!
Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 05-21-2019 12:51 AM

Very clever Jim.

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

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#13 posted 05-21-2019 01:47 AM

Pretty clever Jim. It looks interesting even without the smoke.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#14 posted 05-21-2019 03:55 AM

It’s not just the old hippie in me that draws me to your project. This is really cool. Love the hinge and the brass guts good job. Congrats on the >3

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 05-21-2019 04:15 PM

Thanks, Tony , Swirt and Jack!!

cheers, Jim

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

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