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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-08-2020 05:06 PM 760 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I sold a blue streaked ( denim) pine coffee table to a customer and she wanted me to make two end tables, out of the same pine and fractal burned , to fit in between the furniture. I got the last two pieces of the pine at the saw mill and had to cut it up carefully to get close to the dimensions she wanted. The small one had a lot of the blue in it compared to the other one or the original. I hope she like them because I cannot get any more of that wood.

The small top is 2” x 16” x 24” and the large one is 2” x 24” x 27”. They are 22” high on the hairpin legs.

They were fractal burned, inlaid with turquoise and then coated with clear epoxy resin.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 06-08-2020 05:12 PM

Obviously you found gold mine

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#2 posted 06-08-2020 05:13 PM

That’s nice end tables you’ve crafted Jim! Love the inlay

-- The woodCrafter

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#3 posted 06-08-2020 05:23 PM

Look like the beginning of a giant segmented table ring!

Looks great as always Jim. Did you fabricate the legs?

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#4 posted 06-08-2020 05:28 PM

Nice job Jim. That burning is cool!

If you need more of that wood there is plenty in the Black Hills of SD and MT and WY. Blue or Beetle kill pine is all over out this way.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#5 posted 06-08-2020 06:42 PM

Those are really nice. What turquoise did you use?

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 06-08-2020 08:33 PM

I’m sure she will like them, I do.
I was wondering the same thing. Did you fabricate the cool legs?

-- James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 06-08-2020 09:46 PM

the king of fractal burning rides again.youve really mastered that technique,and i love how the turquoise looks.she’s gonna love em.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#8 posted 06-08-2020 11:44 PM


It would be nice to see all three pieces in their new home.

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

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#9 posted 06-09-2020 12:20 AM

That is beautiful…. The Fractal Burning is Amazing. I particularly like the Turquoise Inlays , It is like looking at an Arterial River System..Such as the Channel Country in Australia , Different colour but looks just like it with the burning. Fantastic!!!!!



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

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#10 posted 06-09-2020 12:52 AM

Nice work Jim, she will certainly like them.

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

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#11 posted 06-09-2020 02:23 AM

Nice set of tables Jim, is that BKP ?

-- 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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#12 posted 06-09-2020 02:46 AM

Thank you all for the comments .You guys are too nice!!

Hi are close…turquoise and quartz are two minerals that are found in gold mines. I went in an abandoned gold mine in Arizona and there was a lot of turquoise buried in the walls that we could not get it out with a pick. We did get a jeep full of pieces off the tailing pile, though. I used to get it that way and smash it but now I buy it in Gilbert, Az. already reduced to powder.

Hi Bruce and James. I did not make the legs. I was going to, but I found them super cheap on E bay and they are all perfectly the same and powder coated. They have all different lengths. These are 20”

Hi Cliff. I have to put you link to Channel Country to show how it looks like a Fractal burning pattern

Hi Old Rivers, I used powdered turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty mine in Globe , Az. Fred Theil has all

different kinds of inlay material from real rock. He has diamond grinders that reduce the rocks to coarse sand, fine sand or powder. Fred’s number is 480 390 4436 and he will take orders over the phone and ship it out!

Hi Dick, I’m not sure if the blue streaked pine is a result of the beetle or not?? When I got these last two pieces I was sweating it that I could not get enough material out of them. The small one it 3 pieces and the large one is 4 pieces.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 06-09-2020 03:41 AM

Beautiful Jim, love the Fractal burning.
Still haven’t plucked the courage to try it myself???
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 06-09-2020 03:43 AM

Sweet job on the tables Jim, she’ll love them. Those pin legs can be expensive, do yoy know of any good source? E-bay was the best price for me.

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

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#15 posted 06-09-2020 05:03 AM

Have you nothing better to do with yourself than being amazing? Why can’t you just be normal, like the rest of the kids? And, nevermind what Lew said. He just wants to case the joint.

-- Mark

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