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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 10-24-2021 12:52 AM 610 views 0 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received an order for some rings from the last craft show and I finally got the material to make them.
There are 3 size 13 rings and 2 size 5 rings. The ones on the left are deep nocturne black corian. the center one is Osage orange and the two on the right are deep black quartz corian. All are finished with EEE and Shellawax.

I was going to buy a large piece of that black corian but it is $101 per square foot. I have to go back to looking for scrap pieces.

Cheers, Jim

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





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#1 posted 10-24-2021 01:00 AM

pretty nice rings Jim
I think I like the black with white flecks best

-- 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 10-24-2021 01:02 AM

Love the shine. I image the corian ones are pretty tough. I wonder how well the Osage orange will hold up

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

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#3 posted 10-24-2021 01:08 AM

Beautiful work Jim!
I didn’t’ know Corian was so expensive; I hope you find the scraps you need!

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

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#4 posted 10-24-2021 01:36 AM

Those are all beautiful, but the Osage orange is awesome. Make friends with a countertop company. They generate a fair amount of scraps,

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#5 posted 10-24-2021 02:24 AM

damn jim what cant you do ?

-- 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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#6 posted 10-24-2021 02:31 AM

Lovely. You are very talented!!
I had to Google the finish – how often would that need to be reapplied (or would it?)

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#7 posted 10-24-2021 02:37 AM

The rings are gorgeous, the finish beautiful.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#8 posted 10-24-2021 02:42 AM

Beautiful rings Jim. Well done.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#9 posted 10-24-2021 06:47 AM

Your craftsmanship and attention to detail are outstanding, Great set of rings. Thanks for sharing.

-- "Menos es mas" Ludwing Mies Van Der Rohe

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#10 posted 10-24-2021 07:13 AM

Beautiful finish….so precise made with clean lines….!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 10-24-2021 02:53 PM

Thanks you all for the nice comments. I was very pleased at how they came out.

Hi Dick, that is my favorite too.

Hi Lew. All the s=wood rings will dull when they are wet a lot, but Osage is probably the toughest wood for a ring. It will last 100 years in the ground as a fence post.

Hi Tony/ I didn’t know it cost so much either. Here is a sample of the pricing: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/black-corian.

Hi Barbara. The corian hardly ever will have to be repolished. The wood will depend on how much it is exposed to rough material and moisture. It can be lacquered to give protection too. I have never made an epoxy covered one but I’d have to start with a smaller OD and larger ID ring and then turn it so it had epoxy all around. I may git it a whirl one day!

cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 10-24-2021 06:06 PM

I loved the Corian in our last place, she didn’t, so I’m losing the battle on the current kitchen remodel to Quartz. In doing research, at least around here, hardly anyone is doing Corian anymore anyhow. All the other solid surfaces have kicked it to the side of the road. Probably accounts for the price, and if scraps are hard to find from counter top places too. No scraps if nobody is using it. :-(

The rings look awesome Jim. Those 13’s are what I need, in the pic they look like bracelets next to the 5’s.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#13 posted 10-24-2021 07:05 PM

Very nice rings Jim. Keep that lookout in the dumpsters for when people throw it out. There was a time I used pieces of Corian in our fish tank but I think I tossed it all out. I’ll look for you.

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

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#14 posted 10-24-2021 07:08 PM

Thanks for the link about the Corian prices!
I was wondering…. Maybe a cabinet company would part with a few sample pieces!

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

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#15 posted 10-24-2021 08:54 PM

Thanks Steve and Dave!!

Hi Steve. We went with Quartz and I love it Not many place around here do corian but they can get it for you. One of them got me these 2×2 sample that I used for the rings. There is a place in Batavia, Ill. that does a lot of it and they throw their scraps in wire baskets out side their door. I bought two piles of it from them about 5 years ago for like $20 and some was black but it is all used up and I have not been back since the virus struck.

Hi Dave, the dumpsters here are just full of good maple plywood. No one does corian in town. I did get some from LJ Lizzardhead in Tempe, Az a few years back but no black corian.

Hi Tony. I’m still searching for a company who might use it around here. ........none so far. We used to see small pieces at Woodcraft but I have not seen it there lately since they moved to the new location.

Cheers, Jim

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

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