Valentine's Day Presents

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-28-2021 01:13 AM 688 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started early making Valentines Day gifts for the great granddaughters. The heart with the hole in it is a rattle for the little one. Photos 3 and 4 are shots of how it started. The other heart has 2 magnets in it because the older one loves things with magnets in them and that is why Mr Peanut has a magnet in the bottom. The last shot is of the first 3 Mr Peanuts I made for the lady across the street. She gave me the idea.

The hearts are made from mahogany and finished with Danish Oil and buffed and waxed. The Mr Peanuts are made from pecan wood and finished with semi gloss enamel.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 01-28-2021 01:25 AM

Those girls are going to be so happy with these! Well done!

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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#2 posted 01-28-2021 01:33 AM

All very nice Jim! The girls will be so happy when see these wonderful gifts.

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

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#3 posted 01-28-2021 01:48 AM

Kids are gonna love them, Jim!

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

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#4 posted 01-28-2021 01:54 AM

It took me a minute but I figured out the rattle. I was thinking of a traditional one. haha. Very nice and different.
I absolutely think Mr peanut is tops. Reminds me of the old peanut banks when we were kids. Great job. Give that lady across the street a tip.

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

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#5 posted 01-28-2021 02:53 AM

Looking good Jim, sometimes you need small project’s just for fun. I think the girls will have fun too.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#6 posted 01-28-2021 03:21 AM

WONderful, Jim

-- Mark

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#7 posted 01-28-2021 03:43 AM

Nice gifts!

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#8 posted 01-28-2021 04:56 AM

Very nice Jim, I bet they go down a treat.

-- 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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#9 posted 01-28-2021 07:11 AM

Ya big softie, nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 01-28-2021 07:26 AM

Very inovative and unique projects….as usual you have some very clever ways of making them.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 01-28-2021 12:26 PM

Your Great Grand Daughters will Love them Jim,

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

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#12 posted 01-28-2021 01:07 PM

cute – they’ll love em

-- 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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#13 posted 01-28-2021 03:46 PM

Shaming the rest of us by getting these done before the holiday! I salute you Jim!

Unbounded creativity, a gift that will last a lifetime.

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#14 posted 01-28-2021 08:07 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I put 4 ball bearing balls in the rattle. I could not find any without having to order 50 so I found an old bicycle wheel and took out the ring of bearings and now I have some spares.

Hi Bruce, I had to get them done early because the mail is getting unreliable at times and I wanted to make sure they got back to Michigan on time.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 01-29-2021 05:25 PM

Love is in the air.
Fine work Jim.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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