Spalted Maple Egg cup

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-18-2011 08:16 PM 1634 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made a lot of standard egg cups on my mini lathe and decided to change the design and not follow my template for a while. This one has a ridge on it to catch the run out of a soft boiled egg. It is made from spalted maple and finished with Mylands friction polish. I will also lacquer it for added protection so it is easy to clean up with hot water.

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

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#1 posted 01-18-2011 08:22 PM

Love the wood!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 08:34 PM

The turning looks great and what a terrific piece of wood.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#3 posted 01-18-2011 09:16 PM

Great turning Jim, love the design and the wood.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 01-18-2011 09:38 PM

Jim that is one pretty egg cup

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 01-18-2011 10:31 PM

That experimental shape turned out great! I really like the spalted wood.

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#6 posted 01-18-2011 11:45 PM

Wauuu, what a piece of wood, that is a beautiful egg cup.
Best thoughts,

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

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#7 posted 01-19-2011 02:13 AM

Great piece of wood Jim & nice job on it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 01-19-2011 03:27 AM

Very nice egg cups! The wood is gorgeous, just beautiful! The shape and finish is outstanding!!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 01-19-2011 04:10 AM

Butiful piece Jim I like the wood

-- wchips

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#10 posted 01-19-2011 01:45 PM

Serbian to English translation
Good work, and the tree is very interesting …

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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#11 posted 01-24-2011 03:08 AM

nice job jim

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#12 posted 01-31-2011 08:58 PM

Wow … this tree is weary rare and fine.

This is not an egg cup, it’s an art cup ;-)

-- Tools is designed to be used --

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