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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-30-2019 03:49 PM 455 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had trimmed a lot of trees at my step daughter’s house and I took home one maple branch and told her I would make something for her from it.

The first one is a goblet with a captured ring. It is 3 1/4” diameter x 7 3/4” high

The second one is a 2 axis turned tea light holder in the style of Rudy Lopez. It was beaded in the first direction and winged on the second axis.It is 3 1/4” diameter x 6 1/2” long

They were turned 3 days after the branch was cut off and very wet so no sanding could be done on the lathe- especially on the tea light holder. I let them dry a week and finished them with Danish Oil and then buffed and waxed them.

Cheers, Jim

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





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#1 posted 05-30-2019 03:52 PM

This hat with glass bowl looks fantastic

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-30-2019 04:12 PM

If you are nothing else, at least you are prolific.
826 projects.

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#3 posted 05-30-2019 04:58 PM

Hard to resist the opportunity to grab a few hunks of wood when you can. Giving it back after you turn it into something useful will bring a few smiles and hugs I’m sure! I like that candle holder….Nice work!

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

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#4 posted 05-30-2019 06:59 PM

Nice Save! Beautifully executed.

-- 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 05-30-2019 07:00 PM

Nicely done Jim.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 05-30-2019 11:00 PM

Very nice items resulting from your Branching Out in woodworking… :)

-- 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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#7 posted 05-30-2019 11:21 PM

Very nice Jim, like both of them.

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

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#8 posted 05-31-2019 12:02 AM

Love them!

I always try to turn something from any tree we have to remove. Several of them were planted by the family who previously owned our house. They really seemed to appreciate getting a gift from the trees.

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

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#9 posted 05-31-2019 02:49 AM

Nice job Jim. For a little over a week from green they turned out great. I cut a 4 1/2’’ maple branch 3 years ago and it’s still too wet for me.

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

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#10 posted 05-31-2019 03:29 AM

Cool projects from waste wood. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#11 posted 05-31-2019 12:00 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I like to get some lathe time every week and this branch was laying near it , so…........I just cut away all the wood I didn’t need!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 06-01-2019 07:00 AM

Nice Work Jim..Both Projects are fantastic. Lovely soft sheen on the wood,

Regards,

Cliff.

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

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#13 posted 06-01-2019 12:45 PM

Thanks, Cliff. I took them over to Jen last night. she was a amazed at what was in that branch!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 06-02-2019 02:06 AM

On ya Jim. Nice work.

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

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#15 posted 06-02-2019 11:09 AM

Thanks, Tony!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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