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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-29-2019 01:30 AM 592 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got an order for a seam ripper at the last show so I bought 5 kits and used some different woods for a display at the next show. These are double ended rippers with a large and small cutter that reverse and store inside for safety. I used olive , pistachio, osage orange and 2 are rosewood they are finished with EEE polish and Shellawax

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





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Grumpymike

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#1 posted 09-29-2019 01:55 AM

I have made a bunch of the seam rippers, most of the women that order them all wanted a bigger handle.
So I made them a bit bigger so that their aging hands don’t tire quite as easily.
Looks like you have done the same … and those look beautiful.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 09-29-2019 02:33 AM

That’s a neat assortment Jim, they won’t last long

-- 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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Andre

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#3 posted 09-29-2019 03:44 AM

Very nice, like the design. I have made a few, which the wife gives away, same as the pens:) Think I have sold one pen(for cost)?
Have a pepper mill that should get done some day?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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mel52

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#4 posted 09-29-2019 03:54 AM

Glad you showed these, my wife has been wanting me to make a couple for her. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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lew

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#5 posted 09-29-2019 04:57 AM

Those are gorgeous! Really like the double ended option.

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

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Mark Wilson

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#6 posted 09-29-2019 06:42 AM

Lovely, Jim.

Here’s a guy who plays with high-voltage electricity to make his artwork, worrying about the safety features on a seam ripper.

Get out. Get out. Get out. This is my Beloved Buddy’s page. You’re not welcome here.

I, personally, think that your attention to that little detail is really, very endearing.

-- Mark

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Ivan

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#7 posted 09-29-2019 12:49 PM

Very cute… Variety of different woods make those more atractive

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 09-29-2019 12:59 PM

These rippers should attract the attention of many buyers. Great assortment and well made Jim.

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

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splintergroup

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#9 posted 09-29-2019 01:40 PM

Something I don’t see every day. I can see the crafts people lining up to get those beauties Jim!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#10 posted 09-29-2019 03:03 PM

Nice rippers Jim! I’d say let em rip….. but I’d probably get an eye roll!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 09-29-2019 03:52 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. One of the rosewood ones is going min my sewing machine!!

Hi Mike. I turned the blanks to .640” and then scalloped the bodies to about the same shape.

Hi Mel. they have a lot of different kits in Penn State’s catalog. I bought these on E bay but they are Penn State kits.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Seam-Ripper-Handle-Kit-Wood-Turning-Lathe-Woodturning-Chorme-Fast-Shipping/192499605061?hash=item2cd1dede45:m:mo9Xax-JNre6bDFzdCzcNhQ

Cheers, Jim

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

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jimm32246

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#12 posted 09-29-2019 07:40 PM

These are really nice, I have made a few. The first one I made was smooth end to end because I didn’t think it would need a bump for fingers to push against. I was corrected and now make them like the ones you made.

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 09-29-2019 08:16 PM

Thanks, Jim. The lady that asked for one specifically said she wanted a low spot to be able to push without it slipping through her fingers….......so I made them all that way because it made sense and I like mine that way, too.

cheers, Jim

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

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pottz

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#14 posted 09-30-2019 02:41 AM



Lovely, Jim.

Here s a guy who plays with high-voltage electricity to make his artwork, worrying about the safety features on a seam ripper.

Get out. Get out. Get out. This is my Beloved Buddy s page. You re not welcome here.

I, personally, think that your attention to that little detail is really, very endearing.

- Mark Wilson


dittto jim,you play with high voltage and worry about low voltage safety.god i love you man,because you understand reality-!!!!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Bob Collins

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#15 posted 09-30-2019 05:26 AM

Nice rippers Jim, these are a good seller on my market days

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

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