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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-23-2019 05:25 PM 723 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our neighbor at the end of the row built a new shed and had to cut a branch off the willow tree for clearance. He gave me the branch and I turned 3 goblets from it the next day.Tthe wood was pretty wet but only one developed a crack in the base and it is filled with black epoxy.
The third one was given away before I got to photo them. It did not have a captured ring.

They are 1 1/2” diameter and 3 different heights.The tallest being 6 3/4”
The finish is Danish Oil and them buffed and waxed.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Ivan

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#1 posted 12-23-2019 05:46 PM

Those rings realy fascinate me

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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lew

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#2 posted 12-23-2019 06:06 PM

Fantastic!

Did you make the captive ring tool?

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

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#3 posted 12-23-2019 06:17 PM

nice turning Jim, I never will understand working green wet wood.

-- 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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leafherder

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#4 posted 12-23-2019 07:21 PM

Great job, you never know what you’ll get with Willow. Looks like you got a piece with beautiful grain patterns. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!

-- Leafherder

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 12-23-2019 07:29 PM

Great looking Goblets Jim! The rings fascinate me too!

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

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#6 posted 12-23-2019 09:46 PM

Fantastic work as always Jim….nice job!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 12-24-2019 01:11 AM

That some wicked looking willow. That almost looks as good as the mesquite. Nice work.

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

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therealSteveN

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#8 posted 12-24-2019 03:24 AM

Used to flip the rings so they would spin around, we called them “Snow Rings” Every ShopSmith demo had a snow ring.

Nice goblets, gotta love a green turn from freebie wood. I wouldn’t expect Willow to have that much character, guess I should have paid more attention to them.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Cliff

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#9 posted 12-24-2019 04:47 AM

Great turning Jim.
Cliff.

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

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#10 posted 12-24-2019 03:19 PM

looks like you are still having fun no matter where you àre. MERRY CHRISTMAS.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 12-24-2019 03:51 PM

I can imagine your neighbors seeing you peering from behind the bushes whenever they are pruning their trees 8^)

Very elegant Jim!

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 12-24-2019 07:17 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments!

Merry Christmas to all Lumberjocks everywhere!!

Hi Dick, green wet wood is the most fun to turn. In a week here, I filled up a 33 gallon garbage can with chips and the wet strings sure piled up fast.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 12-26-2019 01:24 PM

Good looking goblets and the wood is also beautiful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 12-28-2019 05:32 PM

Thanks, Mike!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 12-28-2019 05:51 PM

Hi Jim – Nice projects. I read recently that limb wood has more stresses than wood from the tree trunk. It will be interesting to hear whether or not you notice any warping, etc. You mentioned that one of the bases cracked, but I suspect that was a normal part of working green wood.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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