Ironwood Earings

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These are the first earrings I’ve made. The ladies who bought the iron wood pendants asked if I had matching earrings and I did not ,so I made 3 sets to see if they like them.

They are around 2” long and are finished with Danish Oil and buffed and .

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 03-13-2020 04:03 PM

kewl – I guess I’ll never understand how you buff something that small and get such a nice finish

-- 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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#2 posted 03-13-2020 04:04 PM

Really nice Jim!

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

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#3 posted 03-13-2020 04:31 PM

Nicely done Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 03-13-2020 04:52 PM

That ironwood takes an awesome finish!


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

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#5 posted 03-13-2020 05:43 PM

Even I would look good with those earrings Jim. Haha. Nice work. You do have a way of getting a great finishing with danish oil after buffing.

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

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#6 posted 03-13-2020 06:58 PM

Thanks for sharing. How do you make those and where did you get the hangers.
Did the lady buy some?
BuySome sounds like an animal. Maybe I should have said purchase some. (:*)

I agree. DoubleD would look great in them.

-- James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 03-13-2020 08:45 PM

Yes, they are Beautiful…

... but, they look very heavy too… Would they be too heavy to be hanging from ears?

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#8 posted 03-13-2020 08:51 PM

Great stuff, Jim. Is that Aussie ironwood?

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#9 posted 03-13-2020 09:03 PM

Way to step up for your customers Jim…they look good and should make them very happy. On a side note, you make Dave (doubleDD) a pair and he wears them…I will pay for them…lol

-- 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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#10 posted 03-13-2020 09:28 PM

Nice work Jim, will be good sellers. Nice shine on the ironwood.

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

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#11 posted 03-13-2020 10:07 PM

They look great.

If that is the ironwood that I am familiar with from the Sheyenne River Valley in ND; it can really test your saw and go through a ton of sandpaper too! It would not float—the chips would sink in water.
Yet, it is a gorgeous wood.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#12 posted 03-13-2020 11:10 PM

Nice Ear Rings Jim…Beautiful Wood. Is it similar to Australian Ironwood?


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

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#13 posted 03-13-2020 11:13 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments, This is my last project in Arizona, we leave Monday for home. My wife is concerned about the virus.

Hi Dick, they are a hard to hold onto when sanding, but buffing is okay!

Hi Lynne…it is Arizona ironwood…it has a lot of minute cracks. I tried to turn some and got surprised when they blew apart at a crack I not even see.

Hi James. I have to check Facebook to see if I have a sale.

Hi Dave, you need to drill some .040” hole sin your ears first!!

Hi Ralph, this ironwood is not that heavy. I think it will float. It is not as hard as Mexican ironwood. I won’t touch that stuff any more

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 03-14-2020 04:50 AM

Beautiful and very elegant design…realy nice!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 03-14-2020 06:59 PM

Hello Jim

A very nice collection
I suppose a lot of sanding but .. the result will appear !!
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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