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The Burl and the Canary!

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-07-2020 11:12 PM 595 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the last two marking gauges I’ll be making for a while. I needed to make the Canary one out of the wood from LJ Recycle1943, so I made 2 while I was at it.I n the first shot the Canary wood
( Janka hardness: 1520 ) is on top and the bottom one is hard maple burl ( Janka: 1450)
They are both finished with EEE and Shellawax.

Cheers, Jim

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





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 07-07-2020 11:15 PM

Dang Jim! Those are really beautiful.

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#2 posted 07-07-2020 11:22 PM

They are both really nice. Was the canary hard to work ?

-- 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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lew

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#3 posted 07-07-2020 11:39 PM

Fabulous pieces, Jim!

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

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#4 posted 07-07-2020 11:50 PM

Won’t comment about the guages as they’re up to your normal high standard, but did you get a new camera or didn’t use maj’s (Ivan) ”approx. ruler” to measure the focal length?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 07-08-2020 01:03 AM

Top Notch and mighty fine Work Jim!

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

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#6 posted 07-08-2020 01:56 AM

Jim,

Beautiful Design and Beautiful Wood.!!!!!

Regards,

Cliff.

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

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#7 posted 07-08-2020 01:57 AM

Beautiful job wish I could do THAT. What did you use for your stem or rod

-- Al Breit "A day without sawdust is like a day without sunshine"

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#8 posted 07-08-2020 02:23 AM

You must need to do a lot of measuring, Jim! That’s a whole slew of nice gauges over the past little bit. Nice work!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 07-08-2020 03:22 AM

Real nice Jim, great design. Cheers.

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

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#10 posted 07-08-2020 05:27 AM

Jim…I think that if you only sale those magnificant tools, you would be rich man!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 07-08-2020 06:49 AM

What do you do with all these marking gauges? I bought one from Lee Valley, years ago, and made one myownbadself. I’ve never felt the need to have any more. Yours are, truly, Sharper Image quality.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 07-08-2020 11:59 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments.

Hi Dick. Canary wood turns very nicely. I see why they call it that because my lathe look like a big canary with the orange dust all over it. It is mid range for hardness and polishes up very well.

Hi Al, you can make one if you have a lathe. You can turn brass down on your wood lathe. I sent you a PM on that.

Hi Dave, I do a lot of measuring on everything. I have digital calipers everywhere!

Hi Mark. I’m keeping one gauge and selling the rest.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 07-08-2020 12:44 PM

+++ on the burl one. Tools with burl on them just stand out. I use mine all the time.

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

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#14 posted 07-08-2020 02:36 PM

very sexy tools im drooling its too hard to pick just one i like both are very beautiful GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#15 posted 07-08-2020 04:31 PM

Thanks Dave and Tony!

Hi Dave. I had to make one from the Canary wood and went through my stash to find another pretty wood and I just about tripped over the burl. That it’s way of saying pick me pick me!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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